Tofu Crumble Veggie Taco Recipe: Made with Silken Tofu


Tofu Crumble Veggie Taco Recipe

Sometimes it’s hard to find regular extra firm tofu but silken tofu is always available. While silken tofu might be “more challenging” to cook with because you’re not going to get that charred, crispy texture, it is a very versatile ingredient. It’s a perfect egg substitute and adds a creamy texture to veggies. I’ve been changing up my Taco Tuesday recipes so here is my latest creation, tofu crumble veggie taco recipe.

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Tofu Crumble Veggie Taco Recipe

Change up your Taco Tuesday with silken tofu with silken tofu! Flavor it with your favorite spices and sauté it with veggies! It's also a great egg substitute.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Tofu Crumble Veggie Tacos, Tofu tacos, Vegetarian tacos
Servings: 4 people
Author: ChiVeg



  • 1 12 oz container of extra firm silken tofu (drained)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Vegetarian Tacos

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red or golden onion (diced)
  • 1 poblano pepper (finely sliced)
  • 1 serrano pepper (diced)
  • 1 lb baby bella mushrooms (sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 bunches cilantro (sliced for garnish)


  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Tajin
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • vegan or dairy cheese (I love Violife shredded cheddar)



  • Drain tofu by putting a heavy object over it on a chopping board for at least 30 minutes.
  • When it’s drained, put your tofu in a bowl and season with turmeric, chili powder, smoked paprika and sprinkle of salt. Let it sit while you chop your veggies (at least 10 minutes).
  • In a medium pan, add your olive oil and sauté your tofu for about 3-4 minutes on each side stirring occasionally. You might want to add more of each spice to it as well.

Veggie Tacos

  • In a larger shallow pan, heat up your olive oil on medium heat, then add onions and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Then add your peppers and mushrooms. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes till they are slightly browned. Add your garlic and spices, sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now you can add your tofu to your veggies and mix it all together for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn your heat off and garnish with cilantro. Your tacos are ready!
  • Heat up your corn tortillas, add your tofu-veggie mix to it, top with your vegan/dairy cheese choices, sprinkle more cilantro and onion.


  • I usually add more spices to this but if you aren’t a fan of spicy food, just start out with 1 tsp of each.
  • If you want your silken tofu to be more like “eggs”, then add more turmeric to them.
  • If you’re using Violife vegan cheddar, melt it on the corn tortilla in the microwave for 30 seconds, it’ll melt really nicely and the flavor complements the corn tortilla.
  • You can serve your tofu crumble veggie mix with refried beans – just put the refried beans on the corn tortillas first and then add the mixture on top.
  • Pickled onions are a nice garnish.


Saute those onions and peppers!
Saute those onions and peppers!


Season those tofu crumbles.
Season those tofu crumbles.
Tofu Crumble Veggie Tacos are almost ready!
Tofu Crumble Veggie Tacos are almost ready!
Your tofu crumble veggie tacos are ready!
Your tofu crumble veggie tacos are ready!
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