I looooove tacos. Seriously. I love tacos. I love Mexican food in general. Actually, I think I just love food. If I could just go around tasting food all day I would not only be a big roly poly, I would be a very happy pudgy person.
It just so happened to be a Tuesday (hello, Taco Tuesday) and I had a craving. I also had a ton of tempeh hiding in my fridge in an attempt to fall madly in love with tempeh (I think it might be working). These tacos were the love child of the ingredients in my fridge, my obnoxious craving for tacos and a lovely spring day.
It’s okay, you can start salivating now. I promise I won’t judge you. These tacos are THAT good.
What You Need:
For the Tempeh
1 package of Organic Three Grain Tempeh (check out Lightlife), sliced into thin strips
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 limes, juiced (and zest)
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt
For the Slaw
1/2 package of broccoli slaw mix (or coleslaw mix from your grocery store)
1 lime, juiced
2 tbs diced pickled jalapenos (or you can also use fresh)
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
For Taco Assembly
Gluten Free Corn Tortillas
Toppings: Avocado, Tomato, Cilantro, Salsa or more lime
How You Make it:
- Create the marinade for the tempeh by combining the lime, olive oil, garlic, spices in a bowl. Cover the sliced tempeh completely with this marinade and let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour (the longer it marinades, the better tasting your tempeh).
- While the tempeh marinates, make the slaw by combining the slaw mix with the pickled jalapenos, salt, pepper, lime juice and olive oil. Let sit for 20 minutes.
- After your tempeh is fully marinated, warm up a cast iron skillet on high heat. Once hot, lower to medium-high heat and add the strips of tempeh. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
- Assemble your tacos! Grab a couple of corn tortillas (you can warm on the stove, microwave, oven-however you like), add 3 slices of tempeh per tortilla, top with slaw and your favorite toppings. I love avocado, tomato and cilantro.
There is nothing more satisfying than a delicious taco and a simple meal on a weeknight.
What are your favorite Taco Tuesday recipes? I’d love to know!
Peace, love and NO beef!