Blackened Tofu Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Tacos are perfect for summer eating, outdoor festivals and they’re great to make at home too #homemade! These tofu tacos are inspired by a recent trip to a music festival, while there, I tried some bean tacos but these tofu ones are really delicious and the salsa brings so much freshness and flavour. They work so well for a super tasty lunch or add some spiced rice to have for dinner.

A bag of mixed Irish leaves that I picked up from the Green Earth Organics Saturday Farm Shop serves as the perfect paring along side the spicy tofu and zingy salsa. And I have to say, the salsa sings with the flavour packed organic tomatoes, local cucumbers and red onions!! 

Give these finger licking tacos a go this summer.

Lou 🙂

Ingredients – Serves 2 (makes 6 tacos)

For the tofu: 

For the blackening spice mix: 

  • 1 tablespoon cornflour (this helps to keep tofu crispy)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the tomato salsa: 

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 1 red onion
  • Zest and juice of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • Pinch of salt and pepper 

To serve the tacos: 


  1. Open the packet of tofu, discard the liquid and it pat dry with kitchen paper. 
  2. Carefully slice into 1cm cubes and place in a bowl or container. 
  3. Pour the soy sauce or tamari on top and set aside to marinate for at least 20 minutes. 
  4. Next make the blackened spice mix, simply measure all the ingredients into a wide dish and mix well with a fork. 
  5. To make the salsa, with a sharp knife, cut the tomato into quarters and carefully cut out the seeds, reserve the seeds for a sauce or soup. Finely dice the flesh and place in a bowl. Repeat with the cucumber and red onion. 
  6. To the same bowl add the zest and juice of half a lime, olive oil, sprinkle in a pinch of salt and pepper and gently fold the ingredients together to complete the salsa. 
  7. To cook the tofu. Add the tofu to the container with the blackened spice mix and toss to coat. 
  8. Heat a non-stick frying pan on a medium to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil. 
  9. When the oil is hot add half of the tofu. They should sizzle and not burn on the pan, carefully turn the tofu with tongs or a fork to cook on all sides. Lift onto a plate lined with kitchen paper. Repeat with the rest of the tofu. 
  10. To serve: Line up the tortilla wraps (you can warm them first if you wish) add some organic leaves, top with salsa, blackened tofu, sour cream and fresh coriander.