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Top view of tofu tacos. Coriander leaves, limes, avocado and slaw on the sides.

Crispy Blackened Tofu Tacos with Creamy Slaw

  • Author: Caitlin Rule
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 tacos 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Delicious crispy blackened tofu tacos for a vegan twist on blackened fish tacos! Tofu is seasoned in cajun spices then stuffed into tortillas with a creamy salt and avocado for a quick + easy dinner recipe.



Creamy Slaw:

  • 12oz/ 350g bag of slaw (I used a mix of beetroot, carrot and broccoli)
  • 1/2 cup greek or non-dairy yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Blackened Tofu Tacos:

  • 12oz/ 350g extra firm tofusliced into ½ thick rectangles
  • 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Tortillas of choice
  • Guacamole



  1. Combine the slaw, yoghurt, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a large bowl. Place in fridge so everything really marinates together.
  2. Slice your tofu lengthwise in 1/2-inch strips (I cut on an angle to make a slight triangle). Press tofu between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Place in a shallow dish with tamari to soak, turning after a few minutes for the other side.
  3. Combine the spices in a medium bowl then place in tofu pieces, gently pressing to coat all sides.
  4. In a large pan or skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat, add coated tofu and cook 5 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.
  5. Serve the tofu warm in tortillas of your choice, with the slaw, avocado, coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime juice.

Keywords: blackened tofu, tofu tacos, tofu, vegan