Gluten Free & Vegan Tofu Taco

Taco Night does NOT have to be Unhealthy Night! If you add tons of sour cream and cheese and crunchy shells it will taste delicious for sure, but it will no longer be a healthy food. On the other hand, you can load up with fresh veggies on your taco served in a Romaine Lettuce Shell and you have a healthy taco.

healthy Vegetarian Tofu Taco

You can pick and choose parts of these tacos to make them your own – but every individual aspect of this works together so well! BUT, feel free to just serve your regular taco fillings in a Lettuce Shell OR grill up some Tofu to put in a Crunchy Taco Shell OR whatever combination works for you…

 Vegan & Gluten Free Tofu Taco

Stepping out of your comfort level is a good thing, it stops you from getting bored with your current life. So step out of your “No-Tofu” Comfort Level and give these a try! Remember, it is “just food” so if you try it and you don’t like it – you are not stuck with it! It’s not like repainting a house where it takes tons of work to try it out, it is one meal – you can always raid the fridge later to fill up if you try it and don’t like it and are still hungry! Give it a try, experimenting with new things is good for you!

 Tofu Taco in Lettuce Shell


Gluten Free & Vegan Tofu Taco
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Serves: 2
  • 1 lb (1 package from the tub) extra firm Tofu
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
  1. On a plate, combine the spices and the oil. Mix to make a paste. Slice the tofu and rub the slices with the spice paste both sides. Grill the slices to your liking. (OR throw in a lightly oiled Fry Pan) - either way, you want to do about 3 minutes per side to allow it to get crispy without getting tough.
  2. Make your favorite Pico de Gallo AND Slice up an avocado. Assemble into a Lettuce Shell... enjoy!

Adapted from Girl Makes Food & Best Pico de Gallo from Marcela Valladolid

Lettuce Shells with Pico de Gallo ready for Filling


 dried peppers

Two Years Ago – Homemade Dried Red Pepper Flakes… take your end-of-season peppers and make red pepper flakes to last you the whole year through (we just finished the last of these recently)




And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What foods are currently Outside of your Culinary Comfort Zone?


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