janet @ the taste space

Mexican Spinach Salad with Salsa Baked Tofu Recipe

In Mains (Vegetarian), Salads on October 4, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Taco Salad with Salsa Baked Tofu

I just might need a very pretty picture to knock me out of a bloggers block. A simple recipe, I really only gave directions for the salsa baked tofu and told you what else I included in my salad. No measuring, just plating and eating.

I tried a bit harder to make this salad pretty.

It is kind of a cross between my quick and easy salsa chickpea tacos and my older Mexican salad with a creamy tomato saucy dressing with a little old school baked tofu. Yum!

Taco Salad with Salsa Baked Tofu

I am sharing this with Bookmarked Recipes and Souper Sundays.

Mexican Spinach Salad with Salsa Baked Tofu
Adapted from I Love Vegan 

Salsa Baked Tofu

1 block of extra-firm tofu, cut into small triangles
1/3 cup salsa
2 tsp sriracha, or to taste
2 tsp olive oil
2 clove garlic, minced or pressed
pinch of salt
1/8 tsp ground cumin


Black beans
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped cucumber
Shredded carrot
More salsa
Avocado would be nice, too (mine wasn’t ripe enough; and then it was too ripe, you know how it goes)
Squeeze of fresh lime juice

1. Preheat oven to 425F. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a large glass ovenproof pan. Stir to mix well. Add the tofu slices and stir so that they are evenly coated. Allow to marinate for up to 30 minutes, if possible. When ready, bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake 10 minutes more.

2. When ready to make your salad, combine all the salad ingredients and top with the baked tofu.

Serves 4.

  1. I share the avocado pain – sometimes it seems there’s about 1 hour of ideal ripeness in between the rock hard and the brown-and-stringy phases.
    Salsa baked tofu sound good!

  2. You did a great job of making the salad look pretty! Yum!

  3. sounds delicious, looks pretty, and already bookmarked – and I agree you don’t really need to measure for this sort of salad other than the salsa tofu

  4. I think you made it more than pretty–it’s gorgeous! 😉 I love all of the vibrant color. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week.

  5. Wowzers on the pic Janet. So pretty! Wish I had that much patience haha ;p
    I love the sound of this!

  6. I’ve never tried baking tofu before, but yours looks really great! You’ve inspired me to give it a go. Thanks for hooking up with us for Bookmarked Recipes this month 🙂

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