Cajun-Spiced Tofu Tostadas with Beet Crema


Crumbled tofu spiced up with Cajun seasoning is layered onto these tostadas with a juicy mango slaw. A dollop of sour cream zhuzhed up with beet and lime adds even more flavor. Look for precooked beets in the produce department of your grocery store.

Cajun-Spiced Tofu Tostadas with Beet Crema
Photo: Photographer / Jacob Fox, Food styling / Sue Mitchell, Food Styling / Kelsey Bulat
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 8 corn tortillas

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage

  • ½ mango, julienned (see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 small cooked beet, shredded

  • cup sour cream

  • 1 small clove garlic, grated

  • 1 14- to 16-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained, crumbled and patted dry

  • 2 tablespoons salt-free Cajun seasoning

  • 1 avocado, diced


  1. Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 400°F.

  2. Brush both sides of tortillas with 1 tablespoon oil and arrange on a baking sheet. (It's OK if they overlap a bit; they will shrink as they cook.) Bake, turning once halfway, until browned and very crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

  3. Meanwhile, toss cabbage, mango, 1 tablespoon lime juice, cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Combine beet, sour cream, garlic, the remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

  4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu, Cajun seasoning and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until nicely browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Top the tostadas with the tofu, slaw, beet crema and avocado.


For flawless julienne pieces, trim a thin slice off the bottom of the mango. Stand it on that end and cut the skin off with a sharp knife. Slice along both sides of the flat pit to yield two large pieces. Turn the pit parallel to you and cut the two smaller pieces of fruit from each side. Thinly slice each piece into long matchsticks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

432 Calories
25g Fat
41g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tostadas
Calories 432
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Vitamin A 1177IU 24%
Vitamin C 53mg 59%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 83mcg 21%
Vitamin K 34mcg 28%
Sodium 496mg 22%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 67mg 16%
Potassium 606mg 13%
Zinc 1mg 9%

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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