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Mexican Tofu Fajitas

Salsa and Vegan Guacamole

Salad

  • ½ mauve cabbage - finely shredded
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 red pepper - de-seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 yellow pepper - as above

Fajitas

  • 2 packets of ready-made flour tortillas or fajitas

Marinated tofu

  • 2 x 250g/8 oz pkts firm plain tofu - cut into ½ inch thick strips
  • 8 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic - peeled and crushed
  • 2 wine glasses medium sherry
  • 1 tsp flaked chilli or 1 fresh chilli - chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Salsa

  • Bunch fresh coriander leaves - chopped
  • 8 medium tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 red onion - finely chopped
  • ½ red chilli - very finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic - peeled and crushed
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime or lemon

Guacamole

  • 2 large avocados - mashed
  • 2 tbsp plain soya yoghurt
  • 1 red onion - finely chopped
  • 1 lemon - zest and juice
  • 1 clove garlic - peeled and crushed

Method

  1. Stir together soy sauce, sherry, garlic, chilli and oil. Put the strips of tofu in the bottom of a grill pan (having removed the grill rack) and pour marinade over. Leave to marinate for at least an hour.
  2. To cook: heat grill to high and place grill pan containing marinated tofu under the heat. Grill for approx 20-30 minutes until all the marinade has evaporated, turning tofu once halfway through.
  3. For the salsa, put chopped onion, tomatoes, coriander and red chilli in a bowl. Add garlic and the zest and juice of lime or lemon. Stir and keep in fridge till needed. (To get the zest - and no bitter pith - use the finest part of a grater and only grate off the very outer surface.)
  4. Mix all the salad ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  5. To make the guacamole, mash the avocado, add all other ingredients, mix well and put in serving bowl. Making it at last minute will stop the avocado turning brown (the lemon will help to prevent this).

Make individual wraps with the tofu strips, salad and dollops of salsa and guacamole.
Alternatives: Use 2 packets smoked tofu, cut into ¼ inch strips. Oil both sides very lightly and grill on high for approx 10-15 minutes until slightly crisp. (Turn halfway through.) Alternatively, buy 4 packets of marinated tofu - no cooking involved! (Different varieties of tofu are available in health food shops and larger supermarkets.)

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