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jamaican jerk tofu tacos

jamaican jerk tofu tacos with mango relish

A spicy Jamaican inspired taco that is also meat free!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Jamaican
Keyword: jamaican jerk, mango, salsa, tacos, tofu
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 150kcal
Cost: $10


  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Skillet


  • 14 oz extra firm tofu
  • ½ tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 white corn tortillas
  • 1 mango halved and diced
  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to season relish


  • Drain the tofu and dice into ½ inch cubes. Place the tofu cubes on a paper towel lined plate and cover with more paper towel. Place a heavy skillet on top of the tofu to help squeeze out any additional fluid. Allow to drain for at least 30 minutes and replace the paper towel if necessary.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, dried thyme, sugar, allspice, crushed red pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cumin. Stir to combine.
  • After the tofu has drained completely, transfer the tofu cubes to a medium mixing bowl. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsp of the jerk seasoning. Stir until all the tofu is coated with the seasoning mixture. Allow to rest for at least 1 hour in the fridge.
  • After the tofu has marinated, cook in a cast iron skillet over medium heat until starting to sear on all sides, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat. If desired, add an additional 1 tsp of jerk seasoning if you would like a bolder flavor.
  • To make the mango relish, combine the diced mango, red onion, and lime juice in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt if desired.
  • Serve both the cooked tofu and mango relish on warm corn tortillas.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 7.1g | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1mg