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Tofu Tacos with Lime and Avocado Dressing Recipe

Enjoy our tofu tacos with lime and avocado recipe by Lee Holmes

Credit: Kate Duncan

Tofu is a great substitute for meat, fish and seafood and can really deliver when used in many traditional recipes. It’s an excellent source of amino acids, iron and calcium and is one of the richest vegetarian sources of protein. Mexi-can be healthy and vegetarian!

Serves: 4



  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g firm tofu
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 heaped tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh chilli, diced
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, drained

  • Dressing
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Juice 2 limes
  • 4 large leaves cos lettuce
  • ½ red cabbage, thinly sliced
  1. Combine tomato and onion in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well, then set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in large pan over medium heat. Crumble tofu into pan and cook for 2–3 mins or until slightly brown.
  3. Season tofu with paprika, cumin, fresh chilli, salt and pepper, then add black beans and stir to combine. Cook for another 3–5 mins or until golden brown, then remove from heat.
  4. In blender, add all dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.
  5. Divide tofu and bean mix onto each lettuce cup. Top with tomato and onion salsa and red cabbage, then drizzle with lime-avocado dressing.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.