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Vegan Tacos with Tahini Cheese Sauce


  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Vegan
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

These Vegan Tacos with Tahini Cheese Sauce are so flavorful and super easy to make!


Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, or oil of choice
  • 1 package extra firm tofu (1416 oz)
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Tortillas
  • Your favorite taco toppings

Tahini Cheese Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.  Use your fingers to crumble up the tofu into bite size pieces and place it in the pan.  Cook tofu until starting to brown, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add walnuts to a food processor and blend until they have a crumb-like texture.  Add all spices to a small bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Add the walnuts and spices to the tofu and stir.  In a small bowl, mix together the water and tomato paste.  Pour over the tofu mixture, stir and cook until all water has cooked out.
  4. Add all Tahini Cheese Sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk until combined.  Warm your tortillas and then fill with taco meat, your favorite toppings and a drizzle of tahini cheese sauce.