Vegan Sheet Pan Tacos

A 30 minute vegan meal that is perfect for weeknights, where you don’t have to compromise taste for time. With spicy roasted Idaho potatoes, tofu, vegetables and a rich cashew queso, Taco Tuesdays will never be the same again!

Ingredients:

For the roasted potatoes:

  • 1 pound Idaho® Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ras-el-hanout (substitute with curry powder)
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the roasted tofu:

  • ½ package (7.75 ounces) extra-firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Cilantro, for garnish (optional)

For the roasted vegetables:

  • 2 medium red onions, sliced ¼” thick
  • ½ green bell pepper, sliced ¼” thick
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, sliced ¼” thick
  • ½ orange bell pepper, sliced ¼” thick
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced ¼” thick
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

For the cashew queso:

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • Salt, to taste

For the pico de gallo:

  • 2 small Roma tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped finely
  • ½ small red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste

To assemble:

  • 8-10 small wheat tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • a handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • lime wedges

Directions:

   Roast the potatoes and tofu:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C.
  2. If you had your potatoes soaking in water to prevent discoloration, rinse under tap water until the water runs clear, drain and dab dry with kitchen towels.
  3. In a bowl, combine the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients: oil, ground spices, cornstarch and salt. The salt will draw moisture out of the potatoes in just a few minutes and create a batter.
  4. Transfer the potatoes (without any excess liquid) onto a medium baking tray, arranging them as well spaced as you can.
  5. In the remaining liquid, toss the pressed tofu, add more cornstarch and salt and toss until the tofu absorbs the flavors and liquid. Transfer to the same baking tray, and arrange them as well spaced as you can.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven at 425°F/220°C on the lower baking rack until the potatoes are crispy browned on the bottom (20-25 minutes) and the tofu is crispy (15-20 minutes).

 Make the cashew queso:

  1. While the vegetables are roasting, make the cashew queso. In a bowl combine the raw cashews and water. Microwave for 2 minutes. Let sit in the hot water until completely soft.
  2. Drain the cashews (reserve the liquid) into a small blender with 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid, nutritional yeast and salt. Blend until completely smooth, adding more water as necessary to get a drizzling consistency.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and keep covered until ready to serve.

 Make the pico de gallo:

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and toss to mix.

 Make the roasted vegetables:

  1. Transfer the roasted potatoes and tofu to serving bowls.
  2. Reposition the baking rack to the top most position. Turn on the broiler.
  3. Arrange the sliced onions and peppers onto the baking tray, spreading it as evenly as possible. Toss with oil.
  4. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until the vegetables are smoky and soft.

 Assemble:

  1. Roast the tortillas over direct flame until slightly charred in spots. This adds a little extra flavor. If you do not have access to an open flame, warming them on a skillet also helps.
  2. Layer the taco ingredients – roasted vegetables, pico, queso, lettuce, cilantro and lime into a warm tortilla and eat immediately.

Notes:

With refried beans and guacamole, you can stretch this recipe to feed more people. Or use the leftovers in a taco salad for lunch.

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Yield: 2-4

Source:
Tina Dawson
Food Blogger
Love is in my Tummy

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