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Cajun tofu tacos

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Tofu doesn't have to be boring with this recipe for cajun tofu tacos. They're vegan, low calorie, and only need 30 minutes cooking time.



  • firm tofu 400g
  • lime 1, juiced
  • white cabbage ½ small, finely shredded
  • groundnut oil
  • cayenne pepper a pinch
  • dried oregano 1 tsp
  • smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • garlic powder 1 tsp
  • corn tortillas 8 small, warmed to serve
  • dairy-free coconut or soya yogurt to serve


  • green chilli 1, seeded and finely diced
  • shallot 1 small, finely diced
  • coriander chopped to make 2 tbsp
  • mango ½, peeled, stoned and diced
  • red pepper 1, seeded and diced


  • Step 1

    Drain the tofu and cut into 2cm cubes. Sprinkle over a little salt, and put the cubes in between pieces of kitchen paper. Put
    a heavy board over the top and leave to press for 30 minutes – 1 hour to drain off some of the water.

  • Step 2

    To make the salsa, mix all the ingredients with half the lime juice and season. Toss the cabbage with the remaining lime juice and a pinch of salt.

  • Step 3

    Mix 2 tsp oil and all the spices with some seasoning in a bowl. Add the tofu pieces and toss gently to coat. Heat a non-stick frying pan and fry the pieces for 2 minutes on each side until golden and crisp. Pile into warmed tortillas or lettuce leaves and top with the salsa, cabbage and some yogurt. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 467
  • Fat 15.4g
  • Saturates 3.7g
  • Carbs 52.7g
  • Sugars 10.7g
  • Fibre 9.4g
  • Protein 24.6g
  • Salt 1.7g