Mini Tofu Tacos

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 18 mini tofu tacos
These bite-sized vegetarian treats evoke the flavors of a crispy fried fish taco. Delicious, crispy spiced tofu is stuffed into mini corn tortillas with fresh and flavorful toppings like pico de gallo, crunchy cabbage, avocado, fresh jalapeño and crema for a healthful snack that’s loaded with flavor.



  1. Cut the tofu lengthwise into 7 even planks. Cut each plank lengthwise into thirds, then evenly dice into 1/2-inch pieces. Spread the diced tofu on a large baking sheet lined with a kitchen towel or paper towels. Cover with another towel to absorb the moisture. Set aside 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the cornstarch, chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano and garlic powder in a large bowl. Season the tofu with salt, then toss with the cornstarch mixture to coat. Heat 1/4 inch vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu in an even layer and cook, undisturbed, until the tofu starts to brown slightly, 3 to 5 minutes. Gently stir, then continue to cook, tossing, until golden brown all over and very crispy, 5 to 7 more minutes. Transfer the tofu to a paper towel–lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with salt. 
  3. Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave until softened and hot, 30 to 45 seconds. 
  4. Assemble the tacos: Place some cabbage in the center of each tortilla; top with a slice of avocado. Add some tofu, pico de gallo, a drizzle of crema, chopped cilantro and jalapeño. Serve with lime wedges.