Recipes

Adobo Tofu Tacos

Serves 4

| Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins

| Cook Time: 30 mins

| Total Time: 2 hours

You may need: Mexican Adobo

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Having easy and healthy meals at the ready is key for busy weeknights. And Piquant Post always strives to add our share of ideas to your menu. Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to be stagnant with the same old dish every week. Our recipe for Adobo Tofu Tacos will become your favorite Vegan meal with the first bite. Soft tortillas are stuffed with Adobo marinated tofu and crunchy vegetables served alongside our savory Mexican rice and will satisfy all the taco cravings. Tofu is a vehicle for flavor and so marinating it quickly with our Adobo spice will convince even meat-lovers to rotate in a few plant-based meals! 

Dried chili peppers are essential ingredients to Mexican cuisine. Our Piquant Post Mexican Adobo blend contains ancho chili peppers, coriander, cumin, fennel seed, mustard, black pepper, paprika, Mexican oregano, and cinnamon, providing a beautiful aroma and well-rounded flavor with mild heat so that everyone in the family can enjoy Adobo Tofu Tacos dish. 

This simple recipe with big flavor requires very little prep but does take a little extra time to marinate and bake properly. The flavor-packed bites of tofu are worth it! The Spanish term ‘adobo’ refers to a condiment or sauce with a base that contains chilies. The sauces are typically used as a marinade and add a smoky flavor from the dried chilies. 

Ingredients

  • Mexican Rice

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp Piquant Post Mexican Adobo

  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 cup white rice

  • 2 cups water 

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Adobo Marinated Tofu 

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 

  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1.5 Tbsp Piquant Post Mexican Adobo

  • 2 Tbsp tomato sauce

  • Salt to taste

  • 4 cups extra firm tofu, cubed

  • To Serve

  • 8 corn tortillas

  • Garnish: pickles, cilantro, chopped chiles, limes

Notes

In this recipe, we recommend that the adobo marinated tofu is served with tortillas like a taco. Try the tofu stuffed into a burrito, crumbled onto a tostada or on a Mexican style buddha bowl!

Instructions

To make the rice, heat the oil in a medium sauce pan. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 mins or until browned, add the garlic, Piquant Post Mexican Adobo, and tomato paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the rice, water and salt and cook covered according to the package directions of the rice, or about 20 minutes. 

To make the Adobo marinade, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Piquant Post Mexican Adobo, tomato sauce, and salt. Toss with the cubed tofu and allow to marinate for 1 hour. 

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Place the marinated tofu on a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes. 

To serve, heat the tortillas in a pan on both sides and store them in a clean cloth to keep them warm. Serve the Adobo Marinated Tofu, Mexican rice and garnish with pickles, cilantro, chiles and lime wedges. 

Alternatives & Substitutions

  • Traditionally adobo is served with meat like pork or chicken. If you eat meat, give our recipe for Adobo Chicken Enchiladas  or Mexican Chile Verde a try. If you need a classic elegant meal, our Adobo Whole Roasted Chicken is perfect! 

  • For some creative adobo recipes, try our Adobo Scallop Tostada or our Jackfruit Adobado Tostadas.

    Learn more about the many uses of adobo here!

  • Try serving the tofu with quinoa for a high protein option! 

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Adobo Tofu Tacos

Serves

4

Prep Time

1 hour 30 mins

Cook Time

30 mins

Total Time

2 hours

Piquant Post spice you’ll need: Mexican Adobo

Ingredients

  • Mexican Rice

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp Piquant Post Mexican Adobo

  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 cup white rice

  • 2 cups water 

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Adobo Marinated Tofu 

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 

  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1.5 Tbsp Piquant Post Mexican Adobo

  • 2 Tbsp tomato sauce

  • Salt to taste

  • 4 cups extra firm tofu, cubed

  • To Serve

  • 8 corn tortillas

  • Garnish: pickles, cilantro, chopped chiles, limes

Instructions

  1. To make the rice, heat the oil in a medium sauce pan. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 mins or until browned, add the garlic, Piquant Post Mexican Adobo, and tomato paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the rice, water and salt and cook covered according to the package directions of the rice, or about 20 minutes. 

  2. To make the Adobo marinade, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Piquant Post Mexican Adobo, tomato sauce, and salt. Toss with the cubed tofu and allow to marinate for 1 hour. 

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Place the marinated tofu on a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes. 

  4. To serve, heat the tortillas in a pan on both sides and store them in a clean cloth to keep them warm. Serve the Adobo Marinated Tofu, Mexican rice and garnish with pickles, cilantro, chiles and lime wedges. 

Notes

  • In this recipe, we recommend that the adobo marinated tofu is served with tortillas like a taco. Try the tofu stuffed into a burrito, crumbled onto a tostada or on a Mexican style buddha bowl!

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