Mexi-Cal Tacos

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE tacos! I just can’t get enough of them. They are not the healthiest item for dinner or lunch though. I am constantly looking for healthier recipes that are still tasty. This one is one of my new favorites! 

These versatile tacos are made with tofu, but feel free to swap in your favorite protein!

Mexi-Cal Tacos

Total Time: 25 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 15 min.
Preparation Difficulty:Medium
Yield: 4 servings

2 Tbsp. nonfat plain yogurt
3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice,divided use
2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro, divided use
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped,divided use
1 medium jalapeño, seeds removed, chopped (optional)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup assorted vegetables (like sliced mushrooms, spinach, or marinated cactus)
1 (14-oz.) package firm tofu, crumbled
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp. chili powder (or chipotle seasoning, habañero seasoning, or cumin)
4 (6-inch) whole wheat tortillas, warm
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
Fresh cilantro leaves (for garnish; optional)
4 lime wedges (for garnish; optional)

1. Combine yogurt, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, and 1 Tbsp. cilantro in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
2. Combine tomato, ¼ onion, jalapeño (if desired), and remaining 1 Tbsp. cilantro in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
4. Add remaining ¾ onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until translucent.
5. Add vegetables; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp.
6. Add tofu, garlic, and chili powder; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tofu is lightly browned and vegetables are tender-crisp.
7. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice; reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from heat.
8. Top tortillas evenly with lettuce and tofu mixture.
9. Drizzle with yogurt sauce; garnish with cilantro leaves and lime wedge. Serve with tomato salsa.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 271
Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 234 mg
Carbohydrate: 26 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 5 g
Protein: 13 g

About Monica Brown 238 Articles
I am a 29 year old married teacher and baechbody coach. I love trying to find ways to eat healthy most of the time and finding fun workouts where I don't feel like it is WORK.

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