Chipotle Tofu Tacos


Here, we tear the tofu instead of cutting it. That might sound odd, but it's the best way to get crisp, crumbly edges reminiscent of fish tacos. Coating with a flavorful cornstarch mixture helps maximize the crunch.

Chipotle Tofu Tacos
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 5 tablespoons lime juice, divided

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons canola or avocado oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons adobo sauce (from canned chipotles in adobo), divided

  • 4 cloves garlic, grated, divided

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 (14 ounce) packages extra-firm tofu, drained and torn into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk 2 tablespoons lime juice, cornstarch, oil, 1 tablespoon adobo, 3/4 of the garlic, cumin and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Pat tofu dry, add to the bowl and toss to coat. Spread the tofu on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake, stirring halfway through, until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, mix sour cream and 1 tablespoon lime juice with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon adobo sauce, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Toss cabbage, cilantro and the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice in a medium bowl.

  5. Serve the tofu in tortillas with the slaw and sour cream mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
18g Fat
35g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 tacos
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Vitamin A 162IU 3%
Sodium 452mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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