Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tofu Tacos & Tofu Cream

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! Hope your week is flying by at this point. I have some fun recipes to share with you today. :)

Ever since I saw Alicia Silverstone's Clean, Mean Burritos in the Kind Life book, I was intrigued. Not by the burritos but mainly because of the "tofu cream". Seemed easy enough to make. Only 4 ingredients!

Tofu Cream

Recipe from The Kind Life

1-1 1/2 T Umebosi Plum Paste (I found this at whole foods)
6 T lemon juice
3 T Vegenaise
1 package of firm tofu (pressed)

Place tofu in a pot and steam over boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
Let cool.
In a food processor add in remaining ingredients with tofu and blend until creamy.
Chill for an hour then serve.

The results? I think a little too lemony for my liking... next time I will add more vegenaise and less lemon juice.  Maybe I can re-blend with more vegenaise to remove from the of lemon flavor.
I did try it on a bean burrito I made last night, and the tofu cream really wasn't my thing. It didn't mesh well with the burrito.
In this burrito: Pinto & black beans, spinach, cilantro, radishes, carrots & tofu cream.
The next burrito I had did not have tofu cream but avacado instead!!!

I have a whole container of this stuff left and not sure what to do with it now....
any ideas?

On another note I made tofu burrito/tacos on Cinco De Mayo and never posted about them.
They were quite delicious and a nice way to switch up the mexican food fare!

Tofu Tacos

1 package of firm tofu (pressed + cubed)
Taco Seasoning (or create your own like I did)
1 small onion
1 T olive oil
1-2 cloves fresh garlic

Taco Seasoning

1 T chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1-2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
sprinkle of cayenne pepper

In a large pan let your olive oil get warm, add in your onion and garlic.
Let cook for 30 seconds or so and add in your cubed tofu.

Add in taco seasonings right after your tofu. Add water if tofu is sticking to the pan.
To be  honest with you I don't really measure how much seasonings I put into it. I know which ones I like and add more. I love to sprinkle on the top of the tofu until it's coated.

Cook until browned, turning over every couple minutes. Total cooking time approx. 10-15 minutes depending on the amount of heat you are using.

Serve Tofu in warmed tortilla and serve with other toppings (whatever you would normally eat on tacos or burritos).


Have you ever tried Tofu Cream? Do you know what it WOULD taste better with?

Enjoy the rest of the HUMP day!



  1. I've got some tofu in the fridge that has this recipe written all over it!!

  2. i've had tofu sour cream!? its actually good... have you tried that?? maybe mix it with some taco seasoning and guac etc and make a 7 layer dip?

  3. I am so bad at eating tofu. I literally have only used it to make banana bread!

    CL's mom uses it instead of cheese in lasagna though! I should get the recipe!

  4. I have had the "vegan" sour cream they sell pre-packaged and enjoyed it... this was... different. Too much lemon and the umeboshi plum paste... was different as well... I normally trying new stuff but I think I can do without the lemon next time. @Cara I have made lasagna with tofu in place of cheese as well - so good!

  5. I have had tofu sour cream before and I even like the vegan "sour cream" in the stores but this was just something else... it ended up going to waste... oh well :) Way too much lemon in this..