Your favourite accidentally-vegan snack is coming to dinnertime! Our Doritos-Crusted Tofu Tacos are an easy vegan taco night recipe. Including crispy Sweet Chili Heat Doritos crusted tofu pieces and a spicy ranch drizzle.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Author Two Market Girls
454g(1 block) extra-firm tofucubed
180g(1½ cups) all purpose flourdivided
240mL(1 cup) carbonated water(you can also use beer or cider)
4g(2 tbsp) fresh cilantrofinely chopped
1g(½ tsp) garlic powder
1g(½ tsp) onion powder
1g(½ tsp) hot chili powder
salt & pepperto taste
255g(1 bag) Sweet Chili Heat Doritosfinely crushed
Sriracha Ranch Sauce
53g(¼ cup) vegan mayo
5mL(1 tsp) non-dairy milk
15mL(1 tbsp) lemon juice
2g(1 tsp) garlic powder
2g(1 tsp) onion powder
2g(1 tbsp) fresh dill
5g(1 tsp) sriracha
50g(1 ½ cup) kalethinly sliced
70g(1 small) carrotjulienned
5mL(1 tsp) maple syrup
16g(½ cup) fresh cilantrochopped
Make Sriracha Ranch:
To a small bowl combine vegan mayo, non-dairy milk, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, fresh dill, and sriracha. Mix until smooth, and set aside.
Make Kale Slaw:
To a large bowl combine finely sliced kale and carrots. Add lemon juice and message the kale and carrots with your hands for 1 minute. Add maple syrup and salt, and toss to coat. Set aside.
Make Doritos-Crusted Tofu:
To a bowl add 120 g (1 cup) of the all-purpose flour and carbonated water. Depending on the flour you used you may need to add more carbonated water until a pancake batter-like consistency. Add in fresh cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, hot chili powder, salt, and pepper – stir to combine. Set aside.
To another bowl add the remaining 60 g (½ cup) of all-purpose flour and set aside. Then add the crushed Doritos to a third bowl.
To bread the tofu, first toss in the flour, then coat in batter and then a final toss in the crushed Doritos. Repeat until all the tofu pieces are coated.
In a pan, add about 1 cm of vegetable or canola oil. Heat over medium-low heat for a few minutes. Working in batches, fry the coasted tofu until golden and crispy on each side. If you are noticing it getting dark really fast, lower the heat a bit. They should take about 2 minutes per side. Transfer fried tofu to a paper towel-lined dish and repeat until all the tofu is fried.
Using a non-stick pan over medium heat, toast the corn tortillas for about 15-20 seconds per side. You can also follow the instructions on the package for best results.
To make the tacos, add the kale slaw to a warmed corn tortilla, then top with crispy tofu pieces, avocado, sriracha ranch, and finish with fresh cilantro.