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Fried Tofu Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream

Recipe by Vegan Recipes and Vibes (@veganrecipesandvibes)

Fried Tofu Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream

Yield: 8-10 servings | Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes


Are these 100% healthy? Nope. Are they 100% delicious? You betcha!!

Tofu Ingredients:

  • 1/2 block (8oz) of extra firm tofu

  • 1 cup of cornstarch

  • 1 tbsp chipotle powder

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • Oil for frying

Chipotle Sour Cream Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of vegan sour cream (I use the Tofutti brand)

  • 2 tsp chipotle powder (or 1-2 tbsp chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (optional)

  • 1 squeeze of lime juice

Taco Ingredients:

  • 8-10 corn tortillas

  • Avocado

  • Fresh cilantro


Make the tofu:

  • Start with the tofu. First, press your tofu to remove as much liquid as possible. Wrap in a kitchen towel, then place a weight on top (like a dinner plate). Let it sit for about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine the cornstarch and spices in a bowl.

  • Additionally, heat the oil in a frying pan or sauce pan on low.

  • Once the tofu is dried, slice into long strips, about 1/2 thick.

  • Coat the tofu strips with the cornstarch mixture, then drop into the oil.

  • Fry on low for about 8-10 minutes or until the tofu is golden brown.

  • Remove from the oil and transfer to a drying rack or a plate covered in paper towels to cool.

  • While the tofu is frying and cooling, you can prep the rest of your tacos.

Make the chipotle sour cream:

  • Combine all the chipotle sour cream ingredients in a small bowl. Only use the cayenne pepper if you want the sour cream to be spicy.

  • Stir well to combine until everything is mixed evenly.

  • Taste and add more spices as needed.

Assemble the tacos:

  • Once your tofu and sour cream are both done, cook your corn tortillas.

  • Heat a frying pan over medium/high heat.

  • Place 1 corn tortilla in your pan at a time. Cook until both sides are golden brown.

  • You can use oil if you'd like to make them a little crispier, but I just use a dry frying pan to cut calories.

  • Once your corn tortillas are cooked, assemble the tacos.

  • Place 1-2 slices of tofu, some avocado, cilantro, and sour cream in each taco.

  • Sprinkle with extra chipotle powder and lime juice.

  • Enjoy with a side of rice, chips, salsa, or anything else!


Tips and Tricks:

  • Play around with the fillings too. Try adding some kimchi, purple cabbage, salsa, guac, shredde carrots, or lettuce!

Nutrition & Servings: (calculated by MyFitnessPal)

  • Servings: 2 tacos (yields 8-10 tacos)

  • Calories: 401

  • Total Fat: 23g

  • Carbs: 39g

  • Protein: 8g

^ Nutrition facts include the ingredients listed above. Nutrition facts may change slightly if additional ingredients are added.

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