Chipotle Lime Tofu Tacos
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A fresh smoky take on vegan tacos.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: about 4
For the marinade:
  • ½ of a 7 oz can chipotles in adobo sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ of an onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup loosely packed cilantro
For tacos:
  • 1 block firm tofu, (14 oz) *see notes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grilled corn tortillas
  • pico de gallo
  • sliced avocado
  • vegan sour cream
  • cilantro
  • shredded lettuce
  1. Drain and press the tofu under something heavy or with a tofu press for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add all ingredients for the marinade in a blender and blend into a smooth sauce.
  3. After the tofu has been pressed, pat it dry and crumble it in pieces into a container large enough to fit it.
  4. Pour the marinade over the tofu and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least an hour.
  5. Heat a pan over medium high heat and add the tofu. It should be slightly liquidy from the marinade. Leave it for about a minute or two and then turn down the heat to simmer.
  6. Let it simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid evaporates.
  7. Add the oil and turn the heat back up to medium high. Saute for 3-5 minutes.
*If you like your tofu extra firm, use frozen and thawed tofu
Recipe by Duck Soup Kitchen at