Chipotle Tofu Tacos with Jalapeno Cashew Crema

Chipotle Tofu Tacos with Jalapeno Cashew Crema

How ready are you for the Super Bowl????

I’m so totally stoked since The Pats are out. #sorrynotsorry

Chipotle Tofu Tacos with Jalapeno Crema

The Super Bowl is happening on my last weekend in Boston so I am ready to enjoy it with Price. And that means with plenty of food and beer. And we’ll probably be packing in the basement while it’s on the wall from the ceiling projector.

Do you have a projector? If not, you should get one. It makes watching everything from the news to movies to sporting events that much more awesome. I mean, how can you not love watching Al Roker broadcast the weather in life size form on your wall?!?!?

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Anyway, since I’m all about tacos with my Taco Tuesday posts I am making them left and right. I think they are great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And snacks in between. ha! So, I have the best arsenal of taco recipes right now. Just you wait!

Honestly, one of my favorite taco, or taco bowl, options is tofu. I sometimes just get bored with ground meat or chicken. And there are days when I have not planned out in advance properly to slow cook some carnitas. So tofu to the rescue.

It takes on so much flavor that it’s the perfect sponge for fun spicy flavors. But what if your toddler has yet another cold, you have something that has been lingering for 2 weeks now, and you just can’t even… You turn to Nasoya’s TofuBaked tofu.

 

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I was able to whip up these tacos in practically no time by using the Chipotle seasoned tofu. It made me think that these would be perfect to serve for a party, especially a Super Bowl party as they are easy to assemble, are affordable, and everyone loves tacos.

I served the tacos with the most delicious jalapeno cashew crema and quick pickled onions. Both will change your life. Don’t be scared off with the cashew crema. It is legit awesome. You won’t miss typical sour cream from the consistency and flavor from it. It’s my new dip and dressing for everything in life.

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Now, you absolutely can make these delicious tacos with ‘regular’ extra firm tofu. BUT, I swear by this TofuBaked from Nasoya. Seriously. Save yourself the effort and time of draining, drying, and seasoning up that tofu for these tacos.  Yes, you can totally do that. It’s really not that hard, but I am at the point in my life when I take logical shortcuts when I can. #momlife

And this totally is one of them!!!

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Besides these tacos, you can make awesome salads with this Chipotle Nasoya TofuBaked tofu, or any of their other varieties. In fact, I am going to have a salad topped off with the tofu today at lunch. I swear! I’ll even IG it. It just makes things easier at work when I don’t need to worry about how I will be adding protein.

I swear you’ll be adding tofu to your tacos all the time now!

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Chipotle Tofu Tacos with Jalapeno Cashew Crema

Makes 8 tacos, Crema Recipe makes 2 Cups

For the Tacos

  • 2 8oz packages of Nasoya TofuBaked Chipotle Tofu
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • olive oil
  • Serve with argula, torn cilantro leaves, sliced grape tomatoes

For the Crema

  • 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews, soaked for 3 hours, drained
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed & seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the quick pickled onions

  • 1 red onion
  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar

Process

  1. Begin by making the crema as this needs 3 hours to prep. In a bowl, cover the cashews with water and let soak for at least 3 hours. Drain. Combine the drained cashews and jalapeno in a food processor or blender and pulse until a paste forms, scraping down the sides as needed. With the machine running, slowly, add in the lime and 3/4 – 1 Cups water until creamy, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside and store in a sir tight container for up to 1 week.
  2. Make the pickled onions at least 1 hour prior to serving. Peel, then halve the onion, then slice into 1/4″ thick (max) slices. Combine the sugar and vinegar together in a bowl or in a large mason jar until the sugar is dissolved. Add the onion slices, stir as needed to completely cover. Set aside and store in a sir tight container for up to 1 week.
  3. To make the tacos, slice each piece of TofuBaked into 4 long strips. Quickly heat in lightly oiled pan over medium heat. (The tofu is already prepared so you are just warming through.)
  4. Over high heat, warm the tortillas in a skillet until warm, soft, and there is some slight char on the tortillas. I suggest using a cast iron grill pan. Or warm directly over a gas burner flame. Spray or lightly coat with oil.
  5. Assemble the tacos by layering 2 warm tortillas together, lay down some arugula, then the warmed tofu, add a few slices of the pickled onion, and sprinkle with the tomatoes and cilantro. Then drizzle the crema over it all.

Crema adapted from Chef Marcela Valladolid, Quick Pickled Onions sourced from Bon Apetite

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This post is sponsored by Nasoya, but all opinions are expressly my own.

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5 thoughts on “Chipotle Tofu Tacos with Jalapeno Cashew Crema

  1. Kita (@passthesushi) says:

    No lie, I would NEVER thought to grab tofu. Ive had it… it’s been ok, it’s sucked, but I know that its all about what you pair it with and how you cook it. These tacos look like a perfect experiment to give it a go with. It was really that cashew crema that got my mind racing! I have got to give this whole shebang a try.

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  2. linda gionfriddo says:

    this looks awesome. I am going to try the tofu baked nasoya because of your recipe. looks delicious and your step by step directions w the photos (which are super) have encouraged me to make.

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