Try this Sheet pan tofu fajitas recipe if you want a hearty and tasty meal. Plus they are really simple and quick to do!
Weeknight meals are always a struggle. A good weeknight meal uses a few simple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, has lots of flavor, and can go from fridge to table in under 30 minutes. These sheet pan tofu fajitas fit the bill.
Mid-way through the week, when you’re craving something different for a change, give these Sheet pan tofu fajitas a try.
Tofu: Extra-firm tofu keep its shape without getting too soft or crumbly.
Tofu is a vegetarian protein rich in calcium and protein. Tofu is also a great source of amino acids and is low in calories. Try to buy your tofu Organic or GMO-free
Spices: The dish gets its spice from the garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder. This combo of Mexican spices gives the dish a little bit of heat and a lot of flavor. For more of a kick, use a chili powder that contains hot peppers, or use a dash of chili flakes.
Tortillas: Toast your tortillas in the oven or pan before serving, making them pliable and tasty. This recipe uses flour tortillas, but you can easily sub in corn tortillas if you prefer to go the whole grain route. Flour tortillas however will hold more filling without disintegrating in your hands.
Garnish: Use guacamole, salsa, lettuce, and fresh coriander. Store bought guac is great, but you can throw your own together while you wait for your tofu to cook. Just scoop out the flesh of an avocado and add a little lime juice and salt. Make it as smooth or as chunky as you’d like. You can even add a little bit of tomato.
With a clean tablecloth, gently press the tofu to remove the water, then cut it into 24 thin slices.
In a small bowl combine all the spices and mix.
Add tofu and vegetables on a sheet pan. Add canola oil and sprinkle spice mix, stir gently.
Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes
Healthy Tofu Recipes
If you like tofu as much as me, and you’re searching for recipes. Here are three other delicious tofu recipes that will please everyone, even carnivores!
What can I season tofu with?
The secret is certainly the spices such as chili powder garlic powder and cumin. For best results with the Sheet Pan Tofu Fajitas, drain the tofu as much as possible so that it soaks up the marinade like a sponge. What’s great about tofu is it neutral taste that automatically pick up the flavors of the spices.
What is the healthiest way to cook tofu?
The simplest, most healthful method of cooking tofu is in a steamer.
Baking tofu creates a texture that resembles meat. To remove excess water from the tofu, wrap it in a clean dishtowel and place a heavy skillet on it for at least 30 minutes. Removing water before you cook it allows the tofu to absorb seasonings and retain flavor as it bakes. You must cut the tofu into uniform slices so it bakes evenly.
If you’ve ever had tofu crumble while cooking on the stove, grilling it can seem intimidating. However, if you use a pressed, extra-firm variety, you won’t have any issue. Slices that are no thinner than 1-inch do best on the grill.
When tofu breaks apart in crumbles, it resembles the texture of scrambled eggs. Add some seasonings to make tofu a tasty replacement for this breakfast staple.
Sheet pan tofu fajitas
- Preheat the oven to 375 ˚F
- With a clean tablecloth, gently press the tofu to remove the water, then cut it into 24 thin slices.
- Slice the bell peppers and onion
- In a small bowl combine all the spices and mix.
- Add tofu and vegetables on a sheet pan. Add canola oil and sprinkle spice mix, stir gently.
- Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes
- Remove from the oven and add the tofu and vegetables into the tortillas and garnish with coriander, guacamole and salsa if desired.