Friday, January 22, 2010

Taco Salad Revisited

This wasn't a true taco salad, but rather just a salad in a baked corn tortilla...taco salad-style.  I was thinking about having BBQ tofu on top of salad for a while now. It made a quick and satisfying mid-week dinner.

To make the corn tortilla bowls, I preheated the oven to 375 F, made 4, 1-inch perpendicular cuts at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock around the tortillas, and then folded them into oven proof bowls. They bake off in about 8-10 minutes; as they cool, they harden and retain the bowl shape. For a bit of flavor, I brushed them with Bragg's Liquid Aminos and lime juice on one side before baking (bake them with the flavored side up). They're not perfect, but they do...and it's fun to eat a salad, bowl and all.

For the salad portion, I just threw together a mixed green salad with veggies on hand and topped it with some BBQ tofu and avocado.

Incidentally, the new tofu love of my life is sprouted tofu. Apparently, as with other sprouted legumes and grains, it has higher nutrition than unsprouted versions. I love it for its texture...very firm.

And one last thing: Hooray, it's Friday!


  1. Innovative idea. Thanks for the tip on how to make homemade tortilla bowls.

  2. Hi BlessedMama,

    The bowls work pretty well, but the corn tortillas around here are on the smaller side, i.e., 6-8 inches in diameter... I think it would work better with a larger tortilla...and even flour tortillas...but those may cook faster.

  3. Gorgeous! I will be on the lookout for sprouted tofu.

  4. I love the baked tortilla bowls. I have only made the fried version (bad me). As always you have given me an idea to pay around with. I am wondering if I can make a raw version of the tortilla bowl. Hmmmm.

    Isn't sprouted tofu good? I was shocked too. They sell it here at our local Asian market. I really need to try to make my own. Sprouted soy milk is easy so it shouldn't be any more difficult than making regular tofu. I will add that to my list of things to do.

    talk to you later,

  5. SV

    The sprouted tofu is delish.


    I'm sure you'll come up with a cool tortilla bowl and great sprouted tofu.

  6. Another beautiful post! I've not heard of sprouted tofu before, but you've inspired me to seek some out and try it.

  7. Zoa

    Thanks for your kind words. I definitely think the sprouted tofu is worth a try, let me know what you think when you try it.


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