Tofu Tacos

He invited me over for dinner. I accepted. We were about three dates in, and I was curious to see what he would prepare. I imagined a pan seared steak, or a big pot of spaghetti. Bachelor-fare. My expectations were tempered by the endearing fact…

Tofu Tacos

Tofu Tacos | Kitchen Confidante

He invited me over for dinner. I accepted. We were about three dates in, and I was curious to see what he would prepare. I imagined a pan seared steak, or a big pot of spaghetti. Bachelor-fare. My expectations were tempered by the endearing fact that the contents of his refrigerator consisted of a large bowl of ripe cherries and a few bottles of Guinness.

When I walked into his apartment, I was not greeted by the aroma of simmering tomatoes or sauteed garlic. I didn’t see any steaks resting on the counter. You can imagine my surprise when he announced the evening’s menu.

Tacos.

Tacos it was, the first meal my husband ever cooked for me, and I found it highly amusing. We walked to the grocery store, bought the ingredients. I met his buddy the butcher. It was the first time we bumped elbows in that little kitchen, as we cooked our first meal together. The humble taco, with ground beef, shredded cheese and iceberg lettuce. And you know what? It didn’t matter what we were eating, really. To me, the fun of that dinner date was learning our way around the kitchen together. I like to think we’ve come a long way since then.

Tofu Tacos | Kitchen Confidante | Taco Seasoning
Tofu Tacos | Kitchen Confidante | Radishes, Avocados, Jalapeno

Tacos took on a whole new meaning when moved to California. We explored fish tacos, on tender, homemade shells, carnitas tacos from food carts in San Diego, and every topping imaginable. But every so often, we still have the simple ground beef taco. Last night was taco night at our house, and although I now make my own seasoning blend and have access to incredibly better ingredients, it’s just as satisfying as that first taco night, over a decade ago.

Tofu Tacos | Kitchen Confidante | Sliced Radishes
Tofu Tacos | Kitchen Confidante | Radish Salsa

Today, I am sharing Tofu Tacos on Wayfair.com. It certainly is a departure from the tacos my husband first shared with me, but when I am craving a meatless version, this is a light taco that is wholesome and fun to put together. You can find the recipe here.

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  1. Patty

    Can never go wrong with tacos! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tofu taco!?! They look good and I think healthy with all the veggies ;-)

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  2. Lawyer Loves Lunch

    Awww, I’m a total sucker for love stories, especially ones involving tacos. These tofu tacos look so good, they may even be a hit with my staunchly carnivorous husband!

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  3. Rose Magpie's Recipes

    How fun! I love cooking with the husband too :) And mmm now I am craving the taco guys fish tacos that was my Thursday farmers market regular snack! Your tofu tacos are stunning Liren!

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  4. Dixya

    I’m obsessed with tacos. I found a new place in Dallas called velvet tacos- must visit. I love your tofu version and home made seasoning yes please!

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  5. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    I love this post so much, just because my husband and I make tacos together every Saturday night :) It was a family tradition that I had grown up with, and I knew whoever I married would have to be ok eating tacos every saturday for the rest of their life. And he was and is, and it’s awesome!

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  6. Kathy

    Taco night happens a lot around here. We sadly don’t have many taco options out East so we generally make them ourselves. And they couldn’t be further than those humble boxed beginnings. Last week it was BBQ hoisin chicken with slaw, avo, crispy fried spiced onions, and cilantro.

    I have yet to try radishes on them so thanks for the recipe!

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  7. Brian

    Tacos are always a very safe and delicious way to go. I love the radishes in here. So bright and beautiful. And the story… love it.

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