Tacos with Black Bean Salsa and Tofu


These meatless tacos are light, fresh and bursting with flavor! They’re packed with veggies and gain protein from the tofu, which soaks up the fruity and subtly spicy ancho chili marinade. This recipe comes to us from Goya.

Makes 12 tacos

For the Salsa:

  • 1 can (15.5 oz.) low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp.low-sodium adobo seasoning
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

For the Tacos:

  • 2 Ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. corn oil
  • 1 tsp. low-sodium adobo seasoning
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1 container of extra-firm tofu
  • 1 avocado
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 can (16 oz.) reduced sodium refried beans, warmed according to package instructions (optional)
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

In medium bowl, stir together black beans, tomato, onions, cilantro, adobo, lemon juice and olive oil until well combined; cover and set salsa in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Place chiles in medium bowl and cover with hot water. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Transfer chiles and 3 tablespoons soaking water to blender. Add lemon juice, corn oil, Adobo, cumin, garlic and oregano to blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. In bowl, combine chile mixture with drained slices of tofu; cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.

Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Add marinated tofu and cook, flipping once until tofu is golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side; transfer to plate.

Empty the refried beans into a bowl and heat until warm.

To assemble tacos, spread heaping spoonful of warmed refried beans onto each tortilla. Spoon reserved salsa on each tortilla and top with two or three pieces of tofu. Serve with lime wedges and slices of avocado.

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Nutrition Information

Tacos with Black Bean Salsa and Tofu

Servings per Recipe: 12

Amount per Serving

Calories:  177

Calories from Fat:  72

Total Fat:  8g

Saturated Fat:  1g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  285mg

Potassium:  214mg

Carbohydrates:  21g

Dietary Fiber:  6g

Protein:  7g

Sugars:  2g

Vitamin A:  8%

Vitamin C:  15%

Calcium:  6%

Iron:  9%

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