Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Yummy Veggie Tacos!

I came across this recipe on Real Simple and finally got around to trying it out this weekend - it was SO GOOD! Good enough for me to want to try it out on my meat eating pals (TBD). Try it - you'll like it! And it was really easy - definitely recommended for anyone trying to cut back/give up meat, or just eating healthy.


from Real Simple

1 tbsp olive oil
1 14 oz package tofu, extra firm - drained, patted dry, and crumbled
(to drain tofu, slice it in half, put it on a sheet pan with paper towels on the bottom, put another paper towel on top, then weigh it down with another sheet pan with soup cans or something heavy on top to squeeze out the extra water, for about 30 min)
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
kosher salt and black pepper
1 10 oz package frozen corn, thawed (I used canned corn that I had, worked fine)
5 oz package baby spinach (about 6 cups loosely packed)
8 small flour tortillas
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (3 oz)
3/4 cup salsa

1) Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the tofu, chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, 4-5 minutes.
2)Add the corn and cook, tossing, until heated through - about 2 minutes. Add the spinach in batches, and 1/2 tsp salt and pepper until wilted.
3) Fill the tortillas with goat cheese, salsa, and tofu mixture. EAT UP!


  1. these look delishious and emat free too!


  2. That looks sooo yummy!!!

    And thanks for commenting on my blog :) I'm new to ATC's also actually. I read about them at this website: http://www.cedarseed.com/air/atc.html

  3. OOooohhh That looks so good! I will DEF try it out on my carnivores! Thanks for the recipe! Now following and looking forward to more reading!

    GoingTwinsane from Swap-bot

  4. Looks delicious! I'm bookmarking this page for sure. I've been trying to cook for my family more often, and this looks perfect for them.


    APlusAmigurumi from swap-bot.com

  5. these look delicious.. my bf and i always try to have meat free days...these would be perfect for lunch!
    CDonovan - swapbot

  6. Yummy. Will have to try that for sure. Thanks for sharing.

    SaraswatiChB for swapbot

  7. I guess I will try that recipe. It really looks yummie :)!

    Fabi (BubbLeGumGirLie for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs)

  8. Thanks for all of the comments! It was really good - and you could definitely throw in some extra veggies if you had them on hand, or beans or whatever. Very versitile!

  9. I'm vegan and love it when I find folks sharing great veggie recipes... thanks!
    collagecafe04 swapbot

  10. mmm Looks good
    thanks for the recipe!

    fii - swapbot

  11. these look so good! my boyfriend and I eat meat, but hardly any, I feel much healthier when I only eat it a couple of times a week. I've never made tofu though, always quorn. It's been kind of a meaty week, so I think I might make these tomorrow

    samuraijen - swap bot