Crispy Tofu Taco
 Recipe

You'll Want to Make This On Repeat!

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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? 

Ingredients

1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white vinegar

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1 1/4 cup boiling water, divided
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch

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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

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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

Directions

Place drained tofu on a paper towel-lined plate.

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 Cover the tofu with a few more paper towels, then place a cast iron pan* directly on top. 

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 Let sit until most of the moisture has been pressed out, about 30 minutes.

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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. 

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Place sliced onions in a bowl and cover with remaining 1 cup boiling water. Let sit 1 minute.

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Strain onions in a colander and transfer to the jar with the water-vinegar mixture.

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Use a spoon to press down on the onions so liquid fully covers them. Set aside.

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Cut the pressed tofu into 1/4-inch cubes and place in bowl. Toss with salt and cornstarch.

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Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large, non-stick skillet or a wok set over medium-high heat.

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Add half of the tofu and cook, stirring often with a spoon until golden and crispy, about 5 to 6 minutes. 

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Transfer cooked tofu to a plate. Set aside.

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Wipe out the pan and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and tofu. Repeat the cooking process.

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Add cooked tofu back to the skillet, turn heat down to medium, add salsa and honey, and toss.

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Cook and stir until sauce coats tofu, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with lime juice.

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Serve tofu on warmed tortillas topped with pickled onions, pumpkin seeds, cilantro, jalapeno, avocado and hot sauce, if desired.

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