Cook With Manali

Crispy Tofu Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema

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Step 1

Press the extra-firm tofu with a heavy object for around 20 minutes to get of excess moisture.

Step 2

Meanwhile make the avocado lime crema. To a food processor or blender, add avocado, cilantro, salt, black pepper and lime juice.

Step 3

Pulse to combine everything together. Adjust the consistency of crema at this point. You may add couple of tablespoons of milk to dilute it. Set it aside.

Step 4

Once 20 minutes are up, dab any excess moisture on the tofu with a kitchen towel and then cut it into cubes.

Step 5

Transfer tofu cubes to a large bowl and toss with salt, black pepper, cumin powder and smoked paprika.

Step 6

Add cornstarch to the bowl and then toss to combine until the tofu cubes are well coated with the cornstarch.

Step 7

Heat oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat. I used my well seasoned cast iron pan. Once the oil is hot, place the tofu cubes in a single layer on the pan.

Step 8

Cook the tofu turning sides, until crisp and golden brown from both the sides. This will take few minutes.

Step 9

Warm the tortillas (best served warm) and then top with crispy tofu, shredded red cabbage, sliced jalapeños, cilantro, lime wedges and finally finish it off with a nice drizzle of the avocado lime crema.