How to Make Tofu Tacos
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Tofu tacos can be used to introduce high-quality protein to your diet without using meat. Tofu is also low in cholesterol and saturated fat, and is a good source of B vitamins and iron. This recipe yields approximately four vegetarian tofu tacos and can easily be modified for vegan diets, if necessary.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Spray a medium-size skillet with vegetable oil. Place on the stove and warm over medium heat. Dice the tofu into ½-inch pieces.
Add the tofu and taco seasoning to the preheated skillet. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the tofu is browned slightly.
Add the diced red pepper, onion and fresh cilantro to the tofu mixture. Stir well to combine, then cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
Add ½ cup of water to the skillet and cook 2 to 3 more minutes, or until the water has been completely absorbed. Remove the pan from the heat.
Place the taco shells in the preheated oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly warmed. Place 3 to 4 tbsp. of the tofu taco mixture into each taco shell.
Top the tofu mixture with shredded cheese, shredded lettuce and sour cream. Top each taco with 1 tbsp. salsa, if desired, and serve immediately.