I'm a tofu lover! Why do I love tofu? Because tofu is a sponge for all flavors, and it grills like a champion. So, this week, I decided to make tofu tacos, grilled with garden-fresh zucchini and onions. Then, I made a homemade tomatillo salsa to add to my tofu taco recipe.
The trick, to any tofu recipe, in my opinion, is the marinade. Simple or complex, the type of marinade makes or breaks the taste of the tofu. And, nothing is more important than pressing the tofu before marinating it.
(Left to right Cowboy Caviar, Fruit Salsa Recipe, and Tomatillo Salsa)
Pressing tofu, although simple, is essential in enjoying and understanding the art of tofu transformation.
For that reason, my post on how to Pressed Tofu for Grilling, Baking, Air-frying, or Cooking in a Skillet may be helpful if you are new to cooking with tofu.
Another suggestion is to have a tofu press. My favorite tofu press, the EZ tofu press, is a simple and inexpensive tofu press I bought on Amazon. I have had it for years, and it's still working as diligently as the day I bought it. And that's pretty good considering I use it all the time.
Once the tofu is prepped, the rest of the process is a piece of cake!
TOFU TACO MARINADE: WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED?
Of all my tofu marinades, this one is the easiest and requires only three ingredients:
- Lime Juice
- Cholula Sauce (or hot sauce of choice)
- Fresh Cilantro
Yep, that's it, and while I grilled the tofu and vegetables, I sprinkled them with a little taco seasoning. It doesn't get any easier than that.
I do suggest, however, that you marinate the tofu overnight for the best results.
WHAT OTHER INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED FOR TOFU TACOS?
- 1 14 ounces package extra-firm tofu, pressed and cut into four equal slabs
- 2 zucchini
- 1 white onion
- Tortillas of choice
Likewise, I marinated the zucchinis and onion in a separate container using the same marinade.
HOW TO GRILL THE TOFU AND VEGETABLES FOR TOFU TACOS
Once everything is marinaded and full of flavors, it's time to grill the tofu. As a rule, always preheat the grill to medium or 400 degrees before putting the vegetables and the tofu on the grill.
One thing I love and appreciate about my grill is no one has EVER cooked meat on it. So, my grill is a meat virgin!
If you share grill space with your meat-eating companions, there are wonderful grill mats to keep your food away from the grates where meat has been cooked.
Some people are bothered by sharing grill space, while others don't mind. Regardless, there are always to share.
This tofu taco recipe's beauty is the tofu, zucchinis, and onion all cook for the same amount of time, at the same temperature.
- 400 degrees
- 16 minutes total, rotating every 4 minutes
- Then, just put it right back in with the extra marinade for added flavor before cutting everything up for the tacos.
I grilled the tortillas in my non-stick Green Pan and kept them warm in the oven until everything was cut and ready.
Next, I spooned generous portions of tofu, onions, and zucchini into each tortilla.
The sauce selection, on the other hand, was up to my taste testers 🙂
FOR ALL YOU TACO LOVERS, ENJOY THESE VEGAN TACO RECIPES!
- Vegan Lentil Tacos
- Tempeh Tacos
- Vegan Breakfast Tacos
- Sweet Potato Tacos
- Mushroom Chorizo Tacos
- Vegan Potato Tacos
- Skinny Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Cream
- Roasted Vegetable Tacos
- Roasted Broccolini and Sweet Potato Tostados
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂