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Turmeric Tofu Taco

Turmeric tofu tacos….sounds weird maybe. But they’re absolutely delicious and a real flavour sensation. The kiwifruit adds another depth of flavour, and a hit of vitamin C (which is great for increasing iron absorption!)

turmeric tofu tacos

Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2
Calories: 648kcal


  • 300 g firm tofu, cut into large cubes
  • 3 tbsp quinoa flour, or chickpea flour
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 pinch Iodised salt & black pepper


  • 1 whole carrot, grated
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 60 g red cabbage, thinly sliced cut into 1/2 cm cubes
  • 1 whole kiwifruit
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 6 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise


  • Prepare the taco ingredients: grate the carrot and mix with the chia seeds in a bowl. Thinly slice the red cabbage. Dice the kiwifruit. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Slice the avocado. Lay the ingredients out ready to make the tacos.
  • For the tofu: mix together the flour, turmeric and salt and pepper in a shallow bowl or dish. Coat the the tofu in the flour and turmeric mixture.
  • Heat a frying pan over a medium to high heat. Add the coconut oil and turmeric tofu and pan fry until the tofu is crispy.
  • Warm through the tortillas either in a the microwave or oven.
  • Serve with the salads, the warmed tortillas, and the vegan mayonnaise.


Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 14.8% | Vitamin C: 42.2% | Calcium: 35.2% | Iron: 32.8%

Recipe Notes

Kiwifuit is a low fructose, high vitamin C fruit, so it’s a great choice when adding a little sweetness and vibrancy to a dish. Vitamin C helps increase iron absorption up to six-fold. Great news, as iron can be lacking on a poorly planned, plant-based diet.