Travel south of the border without detouring off the taste highway. These tacos are easy to make and are versatile when you want something healthy but really quick to prepare using a Taco Box Kit from the supermarket.
MAKES: 6-8 Tacos (feeds 2 - 4)
PREPARATION & COOKING TIME: 30 minutes
1 Box Taco Kit available at all supermarkets
Taco Filling Mix
1 Pack Earth Source Foods Firm Tofu - defrosted from frozen – an important process to create a nice crumbled texture
4 Tablespoons olive or other vegetable oil
The flavour sachet from the box kit
½ Lemon or lime juiced
1 or 2 Ripe avocados
2 Tablespoons chopped coriander
Chilli or paprika to taste
Shredded lettuce or salad mix, fresh chopped tomato, jalapeno chillis, salsa sauce, ESF vegan mayo (see recipe)
Defrost a block of firm tofu, crumble with your fingers in a colander or sieve over the sink until it resembles large breadcrumbs. Drain/squeeze off excess water.
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, then add crumbled tofu, stirring regularly. Add the flavour sachet from the Taco Kit and keep stirring until cooked through and browned. You may find you need to add more oil during the cooking process. Tofu contains no fats, so to create a nice texture, a reasonable amount of oil is required.
Mash ripe avocado with citrus juice and salt, add chopped coriander and chili/paprika if desired.
Lay out the taco shells taco filling, salsa, salad ingredients, guacamole and 'mayo'. Assemble and serve ready to eat, or everyone can fill their own taco shells just how they like them. Messy, fun, fast, very healthy food. Make sure there are plenty of serviettes!
A bit like pizza, tacos are a 'choose your own adventure' fast food. Keep a couple of blocks of firm tofu in the freezer so you can pull some out to defrost a few hours before cooking.
VEGAN / GF / DAIRY-FREE