Korean BBQ Tofu Tacos


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These tacos are international fusion at its best as Korean BBQ spices flavor a Mexican dish that needs no grill. Tofu is marinated in chili, ginger and lime then sautéed in a wok, while cabbage brings a crunchy helping of vitamin K to the tasty tacos. This recipe comes to us from Kristina of FormerChef.com.

Serves 5

For the tofu marinade:

  • 3 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced

For the chili-soy vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

To complete the tacos:

  • 8 ounces firm tofu, diced into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup green cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup your favorite green tomatillo salsa
  • 10 green onions, sliced
  • 1 ounce cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 10 corn tortillas

To marinate the tofu:

In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, chili garlic paste, fish sauce, ginger, lime juice and sliced garlic. Toss marinade with tofu and allow tofu to marinate for ½ hour, stirring occasionally to ensure that the marinade is evenly distributed.

To make the vinaigrette:

In a small bowl, combine chili garlic paste, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and canola oil.

To complete the tacos:

Dress the cabbage with the vinaigrette to taste. You may not need all of the vinaigrette.

Toss the onions with the cilantro.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large wok over medium-high heat. Remove the tofu from the marinade using a slotted spoon and sauté in the wok for 2-3 minutes, or until tofu is heated through.

Warm the corn tortillas by placing them on a skillet over medium heat for 1-2 minutes per side.

Place a few spoonfuls of sautéed tofu in each warmed tortillas. Top with dressed cabbage, green salsa, green onions, cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

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Nutrition Information

Korean BBQ Tofu Tacos

Servings per Recipe: 5

Amount per Serving

Calories:  260

Calories from Fat:  132

Total Fat:  15g

Saturated Fat:  1g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  709mg

Potassium:  358mg

Carbohydrates:  29g

Dietary Fiber:  5g

Protein:  9g

Sugars:  3g

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