Crispy baked tofu tacos with cilantro lime slaw get their crispy, umami coating from a combination of nutritional yeast and soy sauce!
It’s hard to mess up a taco, but it’s equally hard to create an epic taco. A few years ago, when Scott and I visited my sister-in-law in Sonoma, California, I had the most incredible tofu tacos at a little place called Papas & Pollo. I tried to get the recipe, but despite the fact that my now brother-in-law was friends with the owners, the only clue I could tease out was nutritional yeast.
Although my memory is a little fuzzy from a combination of time and wine tasting, I think I hit upon something pretty close to that recipe with these crispy baked tofu tacos. The simple combination of soy sauce and nutritional yeast adds a savory, crispy and umami coating that’s to die for.
Are you one of those people reading this and thinking ‘nutritional yeast?? EWWWW!’ It’s okay! Not the most appetizing name, but it’s actually a pretty common ingredient in vegan/vegetarian cooking. Learn all about it today on my Food Rx post for Healthy Aperture, plus get the recipe for these addictively good tacos!