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Say hey to your new favorite one-pan dinner – Vegan Baked Tofu Fajitas!
Baked Tofu Fajitas
When I was in high school, my mom used to make chicken fajitas and even though I was typically NOT a huge fan of cooked peppers, I absolutely loved them. (Note that I used to eat raw peppers like an apple, is that normal?!)
I whipped up these tofu fajitas the other day, and seriously, I cannot tell the difference. They are delicious!
The secret is definitely the marinade that is made with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and spices like chili powder and cumin. Press your tofu and it will soak up that marinade like a sponge. The awesome thing about tofu is that will take on whatever it is marinated in.
And if you’re wondering – YES, there is vegan Worcestershire sauce. Typically it is made with anchovies, but there are several brands that don’t contain that ingredient. Annie’s is vegan, and so are many store brands – like the Kroger Worcestershire sauce. However, if you cannot find vegan Worcestershire, it’s okay to skip that ingredient or swap it for more soy sauce.
My favorite part about these tofu fajitas is how damn easy they are. Fill up a sheet pan with the marinated tofu, peppers, and onions and toss them in the oven. No need to dirty up a ton of dishes for a yummy dinner.
Tofu Fajitas Meal Prep Bowls
This recipe is also a great one for meal prepping. You know how I love meal prepping! Put your peppers, onions, and tofu into a lunch container (my favorite is Snapware) with a side of rice or tortilla chips – or just pack some tortillas separately. You can get tiny containers like this to bring along sour cream, salsa, and/or guac, too.
Vegan food doesn’t have to be boring, and neither does meal prep!
How to Make Vegan Fajitas
- 1 block extra firm tofu
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 yellow onion
- 6 small tortillas or rice/quinoa for meal prep bowls
- Press the tofu for at least 30 minutes. The best method is to use a tofu press, but you can also press tofu by putting the block of tofu between two dish towels and placing something heavy on top - like a cast iron pan or a pile of cookbooks.
- Mix together the marinade ingredients while the tofu is being pressed.
- Slice the tofu into strips and place into a container or ziploc bag. Pour the marinade over the tofu, give it a good shake, and then refrigerate for at least an hour or up to 24 hours.
- Slice the peppers and onions. Toss them with the seasoning.
- Pre-heat the oven to 375F degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Lay out the tofu on half of the baking sheet and the peppers & onions on the other half.
- Bake for 50 minutes, flipping every 15-20 minutes.
- Assemble your fajitas or create meal prep bowls with a side of rice! Top with your favorites like sour cream and guac. Serve warm!