Appetizer, Mexican

Tofu tacos with cabbage slaw and tartar sauce

Tuesday is always taco day. There are a million and one varieties of taco that can be prepared and enjoyed. Watching these zillion cooking shows, one thing that struck me as a very popular form of taco are “fish tacos”. They are typically served with a slaw and a tartar sauce. I have never tried fish tacos myself, so I cannot say how close to the original this recipe comes….. However, marinated, air-fried tofu in a taco… that is going to be good nevertheless. 😜

Let’s start with tofu and marinate it with Asian inspired flavors – I used Massaman curry paste along with mustard paste, sriracha, and sesame paste. 

Massaman paste recipe here – you can always use store bought for a quickie 🤷🏻‍♀️

Step 1 – Air fry the tofu and set it aside

Step 2 – Make the slaw with just cabbage, carrots, cilantro, jalapeño, and a squeeze of lemon – very simple and fresh.

Step 3 – Tartar sauce with sour cream, chopped dill pickles, parsley, and garlic. 

Note – I used almond sour cream and could practically not tell the difference

Heat up some sprouted-grain tortillas – I love Angelic bake house with its pretty colors. I directly fire-char the tortillas which also give them a nice flavor. 

Present the ingredients for your Taco as a buffet – Tortilla, fried tofu, slaw, and Tartar sauce

Serve with a side of freshly smashed guacamole – recipe here 

Make your own art on your plate with these gorgeous colors. Enjoy! 

Tofu taco with cabbage slaw and tartar sauce

Tuesday is always taco day. There are a million and one varieties of Taco that can be prepared and enjoyed. Here we are trying to mimic "fish tacos" with Tofu. Tofu is marinated, air-fried and served in a toasted tortilla with a cabbage slaw and tartar sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 9 Tacos

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 9 Tortilla
  • 12 oz Tofu extra firm

Marinade for Tofu –

  • 1 tbsp Massaman curry paste optional
  • 1 tbsp Mustard paste
  • 1 tsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame paste
  • 4 tbsps Oil
  • Salt

Cabbage slaw ingredients –

  • 1 cup Cabbage (green) finely shredded
  • 1 cup Carrots julienned
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt

Tartar sauce ingredients –

  • 1 cup Sour cream Vegan option – Almond cream
  • 2 Dill pickles finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps Parsley finely chopped
  • 1 pod Garlic finely chopped

Instructions

  • Mix the slaw ingredients well and set aside
  • Mix the Tartar sauce ingredients well in another dish and set aside
  • Drain the tofu completely and cut into rectangular pieces of size 3 by 2 inches
  • Mix the marinade ingredients in a mixing bowl and marinate the tofu and set aside for 10 minutes
  • Air fry the tofu at 380 degrees for 10-15 minutes turning over once in between
  • Toast the tortilla directly on an open flame and arrange on a serving tray
  • Present the ingredients for your Taco as a buffet – Tortilla, fried tofu, slaw and Tartar sauce
  • Serve with a side of freshly smashed guacamole

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