Tofu Carnitas

This is definitely a different twist for Taco Tuesday. This dish is vegetarian and super easy to make! 

  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu

  • 2 limes juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • dash of chili powder, paprika, cumin, and salt

  • corn tortillas
  • chopped onions and cilantro to garnish

Place tofu in a container and prepare carnitas marinade.
In a mixing bowl combine juice from 2 limes, 4 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 cup chopped cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 minced jalapeno, and 2 tablespoons white vinegar.

Pour carnitas marinade over the tofu.

Inside the container cut the tofu each direction causing strips to form. Put the lid on and shake it gently to get the marinade on all pieces of tofu. It works best if you let it sit in the fridge overnight, but the marinade will start soaking in at as little as 2 hours.

Use 1 tablespoon olive oil over med-hi heat to saute tofu.

Add a dash of chili pepper, paprika, cumin, and salt.
To taste.

Tofu will cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the desired amount of crispiness.

Heat your tortillas and ENJOY!

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