These tacos are fast, easy and delicious!
Many people I know have very busy lives and they tell me they just don’t have time to cook for themselves. They want to eat healthy, but they just don’t have the time it takes to prepare a meal, or they are too tired after a long day to spend an hour in the kitchen making dinner. I sometimes feel the same way, and when I do, I throw together these simple tacos that only take about 10 minutes to make. This is a great way to eat healthy without too much effort!
Here’s a suggested list of ingredients but feel free to add or subtract depending on your preference. I always buy organic and local to get the freshest ingredients possible:
Extra Firm Organic Tofu
- 1 Can of Amy’s Organic Refried Beans (I like the one with mild green chili)
- 1 sm. Organic Tomato
- 1 sm. Organic Avocado
- 1 sm. Box of Organic Greens (I used Organic Girl Protein Greens)
- 1 container of fresh Organic Salsa (not from a jar)
- Organic Tortillas (I used Potapas brand Gluten Free Sweet Potato Tortillas)
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Salt & Pepper
Optional Addition Ideas: Canned Sliced Black Olives, Cilantro, Vegan Sour Cream, Jalapeño, etc.
This recipe will make 2 tacos. You will have leftovers of all your ingredients so if you want, you can make them again for breakfast or lunch the following day.
First prepare your fresh ingredients. I used a quarter of my avocado by cutting it in half, then removing the skin and then cutting it in half again and making slices. Set aside and then dice half of the tomato. If you are using cilantro you can wash and remove stems from the amount you would like to use. All of this should only take about 5 minutes.
Now, empty the can of refried beans into a small saucepan, stir it and then place on a burner on medium heat. Go back and stir it every few minutes.
Place a small sauté pan on a burner on medium heat and sprinkle ¼ tsp of salt over the pan. Take about 4 oz of your Tofu, wrap it in a paper towel and them a kitchen towel and squeeze the water out with your hands. Then add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to your pan and allow about 15 seconds for oil to heat, then swirl the oil around to make sure all of the pan in coated, even the sides. Now crumble your tofu into the pan and sprinkle with your desired amount of the spices. Shake the pan and coat the tofu with the spices. Let cook for about 1 minute, stirring a couple times. Then shut off the heat and remove the pan.
I use the same hot burner to heat my tortillas. I place them right on the burner for about 30 seconds on each side. You can use whatever method you are used to.
Now build your tacos! Place the beans, tofu, tomato, avocado, greens and salsa on the tortillas and enjoy!