Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

I love tofu and this is a recipe that I adapted from Sunset Magazine. The original recipe calls for cabbage, I use lettuce instead. Use cabbage if you desire.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse tofu, drain in a colander for about 5 minutes, then pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Cut into 1-inch cubes and lightly blot with more paper towels.
  3. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and cayenne.
  4. Add tofu and mix gently to coat cubes completely.
  5. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix lettuce with vinegar.
  7. Stack tortillas and enclose in plastic wrap.
  8. Thread tofu cubes equally onto four 8-inch wooden skewers.
  9. Set a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  10. When pan is hot, lay skewers in pan and turn as needed to brown tofu on all sides, 5-6 minutes total.
  11. Transfer to a serving platter.
  12. Mound lettuce mixture alongside.
  13. Heat tortillas in a microwave oven at full power until hot and steamy, 30-45 seconds.
  14. Wrap in a towel.
  15. Serve with tofu and lettuce, salsa, and sour cream.
  16. Eat taco style, filling as desired.


Most Helpful

I just used the tofu part of the recipe to use in place of the usual meat that I make and really liked how they turned out.The marinade is really great. I added some of the marinade to my husbands ground meat and he really liked it. Lots of fresh, spicy flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lucky in Bayview January 13, 2014

Super easy and yummy. I removed the moisture from the tofu by placing heavy pans on top. I also chose to use both lettuce and cabbage for the garnish and added a small carrot for color. Didn't use the skewers but simply pan fried the tofu in a little bit of oil. Garnished with lime juice. Love this. Will make again and again.

COOKGIRl February 06, 2006

I found these simple to make and they were very much enjoyed. A nice change and a new staple fast food. I used cabbage and put a little olive oil in the skillet. Thanks for the recipe!

pumacreek June 17, 2005

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