Life after Bariatric Surgery Group Recipe of the Month – January 2023

Adobo Tofu & Portobello Tacos with Chunky Guacamole

Makes 8 servings


1 14-oz pkg organic extra-firm tofu, drained
1½ tbsp finely chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo
1 tbsp fresh orange juice
2 tsp raw honey
8 6-inch corn tortillas
1 large red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch strips
1 large portobello mushroom, stem discarded, cut into ½-inch-thick slices
1/4 sweet onion, cut into ¼-inch slices
2 tsp safflower oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper


3 tbsp finely chopped sweet onion
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 jalapeño chile pepper, finely chopped (about 1 tbsp)
1 small avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Cut tofu block into 4 slabs. Arrange on a paper towel–lined baking sheet, cover with more paper towels and top with another baking sheet. Using cans, weigh the baking sheet down and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes to drain.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare guacamole: On a cutting board, mash onion, cilantro and jalapeño with a fork until onion is mashed. In a small bowl, combine onion mixture with avocado, lime juice and ¼ tsp salt. Cover and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine chipotle chiles, orange juice and honey. Remove cans and top baking sheet from tofu and discard paper towels. Rub mixture on all sides of tofu and set aside on baking sheet.
  4. Heat a grill pan or grill on medium-high. Add tortillas and grill until warm and pliable, about 1 minute per side. Stack tortillas and wrap in foil; set aside.
  5. Mist grill pan with cooking spray or grease grill grate (still on medium-high). In a single layer, add tofu and grill until browned and heated through, 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board, then cut tofu into 2-inch strips, cover with foil and set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, toss bell pepper, mushroom and onion slices with oil, ¼ tsp salt and black pepper. Add to grill pan or a grill basket (for outdoor grill) and cook on medium-high, tossing occasionally, until mushrooms are soft and peppers and onions are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Divide tofu and vegetables among tortillas and top with dollops of guacamole.

Nutrition per serving (1 taco with toppings): Calories: 165; Fat 7g; Carbohydrates 19g: Protein 8g; Sodium 155mg.

Recipe adapted from: Vegetarian Times. Clean Eating. Ivy Manning.

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