Recipe of the Week: Vietnamese-Inspired Tacos!
OK, guys—are you ready for something new? All month, we’ve been blogging delish taco recipes like Whitney’s Vegan Chicken Fajita Tacos, Cody’s Black Bean Tacos, and Annie’s Vegan Tacos al Pastor, but this week I’m gonna shake things up a bit and get creative with Vietnamese-inspired tacos!
If you have never had Vietnamese food, well … what are you thinking?! It usually includes fresh herbs, veggies, and spices, and tofu is a staple. Here’s my take on Vietnamese tofu tacos:
1/2 lb. (or 1/2 block) super-firm tofu, drained (Try this one from Trader Joe’s—it will change your life!)
1 Tbsp. soy sauce or tamari
Your favorite spices, to taste (optional)
4 corn or flour tortillas
1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 jalapeño, sliced
1/2 cup grated carrots
Sriracha, to taste
- Cut the block of tofu once lengthwise and then into 8 slices and lay flat in a frying pan.
- Cover with the soy sauce or tamari and turn the heat to medium. Flip until brown on each side. Add any spices you really like (e.g., lemongrass, savory, etc.), but just the soy or tamari is fine, too.
- Lay the tortillas on a plate. Place two big slices of tofu in each tortilla.
- Top with the lettuce, green onions, cilantro, mint, and jalapeño (if you like things spicy!) and garnish with the grated carrot and sriracha.
- Wrap it up and eat!
Makes 4 tacos
Yum! Seriously—this is so simple, so delish, and so good for you! Going vegan is so great because you end up trying new foods, learning how to cook, wowing your friends and fam, and feeling guilt-free after dinner.
Try it out, and let me know what you think!