Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From a vegetarian cookbook of mine. I love Couscous (KOOS-koos)- it is a quick-cooking grain made from ground semolina in the shape of very tiny beads, so it is a cool change from regular pasta! Also, I suppose you can use soft shell tacos shells, not just hard shell.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan combine undrained stewed tomatoes, water, onion, and taco seasoning mix.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in couscous and tofu.
  4. Cover; remove from heat- Let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Spoon couscous mixture into taco shells.
  6. Top with lettuce and cheese- Serve with salsa.
Most Helpful

First, thank you for posting this as I have lost the cookbook this recipe was in. My family, too, likes this recipe. I mash the tofu with an egg masher, and it gives the filling a consistency of having ground beef in it. My non vegetarians like it that way.

washdryandfold January 20, 2012

This was a very flavorful and a VERY fast vegetarian dinner. I added some chopped green pepper for crunch and pickled jalapeno for heat but otherwise kept it exactly as posted.

gunthera1 March 30, 2006