You'll Want to Make This On Repeat!
Once you take a bite of these seriously crispy tofu tacos, you'll never want to go back to the meat-filled classics.
Ready to find out just how flavorful and crunchy tofu can be?
1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 1/4 cup boiling water, divided
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons avocado, canola or vegetable oil, divided
1/4 cup smooth salsa
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
Toppings (optional): 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds, 1 cup chopped cilantro, 1/4 cup thinly sliced jalapeno, 1 sliced ripe avocado, and hot sauce, as desired
Place drained tofu on a paper towel-lined plate.
Cover the tofu with a few more paper towels, then place a cast iron pan* directly on top.
Let sit until most of the moisture has been pressed out, about 30 minutes.
While tofu is pressing, make the pickled onions: Add sugar, salt, vinegar and 1/4 cup boiling water to a jar and stir until dissolved.
Place sliced onions in a bowl and cover with remaining 1 cup boiling water. Let sit 1 minute.
Strain onions in a colander and transfer to the jar with the water-vinegar mixture.
Use a spoon to press down on the onions so liquid fully covers them. Set aside.
Cut the pressed tofu into 1/4-inch cubes and place in bowl. Toss with salt and cornstarch.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large, non-stick skillet or a wok set over medium-high heat.
Add half of the tofu and cook, stirring often with a spoon until golden and crispy, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Transfer cooked tofu to a plate. Set aside.
Wipe out the pan and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and tofu. Repeat the cooking process.
Add cooked tofu back to the skillet, turn heat down to medium, add salsa and honey, and toss.
Cook and stir until sauce coats tofu, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with lime juice.
Serve tofu on warmed tortillas topped with pickled onions, pumpkin seeds, cilantro, jalapeno, avocado and hot sauce, if desired.