Easy Tofu Tacos with Mango Salsa

Author: Sarah Cobacho

Published: July 1, 2023

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Easy tofu tacos with mango salsa on a plate

This recipe is for my tofu skeptics (and my tofu lovers, of course!). I stopped eating meat at 20, and it probably took me 3 to 4 years before I integrated tofu as a regular ingredient into my diet. To be fair, health was not my focus back then (I was on a pizza and pasta diet), and tofu was not mainstream at all in the South of France. Once I started looking into it, I remember thinking it was a lot of work, especially compared to opening a can of chickpeas.

Most recipes I looked at called for freezing, thawing, pressing, and marinating overnight… which, don’t get me wrong, makes for epic and flavourful tofu, but it was a little overwhelming. This is where this recipe comes in. These tacos are so easy you can literally have dinner on the table in 15 minutes ????

Today I cannot imagine not having tofu. It’s my favorite plant protein. I start most days with a tofu scramble, and it’s often featured again with lunch or dinner.

Where do you stand on tofu? Love it? Or still on the fence? Let me know in the comments!

Easy tofu tacos with mango salsa on a plate

Easy Tofu Tacos with Mango Salsa

4.8 from 4 votes
These easy-to-make tofu tacos, topped with a tangy mango salsa, are perfect for a quick, flavorful meal. The tofu is seasoned with a blend of spices and cooked to perfection, providing a high-protein filling.
Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes


Servings 10


Tofu Tacos

  • 10 mini tortillas
  • 450 g extra firm tofu
  • 1.5 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari (reduced sodium)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

Cilantro Sauce

  • 0.5 cup unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 0.25 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Mango Salsa

  • 1 cup mango, diced
  • 1 cup avocado
  • 0.25 cup red onions, finely diced
  • 0.25 cup lime juice
  • 0.5 cup cilantro, diced
  • 0.125 tsp sea salt flakes


  • Begin by shredding the tofu using a cheese grater. In a separate bowl, combine the smoked paprika, maple syrup, olive oil, tamari, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast to create a flavorful sauce.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Add the shredded tofu and the prepared sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly to ensure the tofu is evenly coated with the sauce and cooked thoroughly.
  • While the tofu is cooking, prepare the cilantro sauce by blending all the ingredients until smooth. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Next, prepare the mango salsa. In a bowl, combine the diced mango, avocado, finely diced red onions, lime juice, diced cilantro, and salt. Mix well.
  • Finally, assemble the tacos. Heat up your tortillas, spread a generous amount of cilantro sauce, add the cooked tofu, and top with the fresh mango salsa. Enjoy your delicious tofu tacos!

Per Serving

Calories 245kcalCarbohydrates 31gProtein 11gFat 10gSodium 541mgFiber 4gVitamin A 33IUVitamin C 16mgCalcium 199mgIron 2mg
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