Loaded Chipotle Ranch Vegetarian Tacos

When I first started my journey as a vegetarian, tacos were my immediate go-to. It was the only thing I could think of that 1. Didn't cost a lot of money and 2. I would already have the ingredients in my pantry and fridge.


I ALWAYS keep tortillas in stock. You know the old saying about always having a loaf of bread? Well, I feel the same about tortillas too. They're just so handy to have whenever you want to whip up a quick lunch. Whether it's to make tacos, quesadillas, or even wraps. They're just so versatile.

Usually when I make tacos I always include black beans. I began to feel that in order for a taco to be filling I had to incorporate this special piece of protein to the mix. But I've began digging into other ways to bulk up my tacos.

Firstly, I will say that you can use either hard shell or soft. Me personally, I attempted to using the hard shell tacos, and it was an epic fail. The shell didn't hold together at all. So, I prefer just the basic soft tortillas.

Ingredients:
Tortillas
Romaine Lettuce
Tomatoes
Yellow, Red, and Orange Bellpeppers
Red Onions
Tofu
Shredded Carrots
Salt & Pepper
Chili Powder
Harris Teeter Chipotle Ranch dressing

Directions:
-Take your tofu and wrap in a cloth or paper towel. You can place a plate or pot on top to press the excess water. You will need to get as much moisture out of the tofu as possible. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes
-Once moisture has been removed from the tofu, you can cut the tofu into slices. You can season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I also added chili powder.
-Add tofu into a well coated pan. I used vegetable oil. Allow the tofu to cook on each side or until a crispy golden brown.
-Slice your bellpeppers into small strips
-In a skillet, you can use vegetable oil and then add your peppers and onions until they are tender
-Once they're tender, you can set aside and begin dicing your tomatoes and lettuce
-Once your veggies and tofu are completed, you can begin loading onto your tortilla. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Fill it to your liking
-Top it off with as much or little of the Chipotle Ranch dressing


You can't go wrong with tacos. Even if you wanted to swap these ingredients out for something that packs more power, go for it! Black beans, corn, salsa, avocado, cabbage. You can literally add anything to this recipe. What really sets it off is the Chipotle Ranch dressing I found from Harris Teeter.

I'm sure there are a ton of other brands similar to this, but I found that this dressing added just the right amount of flavoring that I needed. And if you're not feeling Chipotle ranch, try any other dressing. Give it a try!




9 comments

  1. These are perfect, I love anything spicy or with chipotle, YUMMY!

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  2. This looks delicious! I love tacos so much

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  3. I love tacos and I miss them much...still on diet ;)

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    1. :(If it helps, you can use the romaine lettuce as the tortillas if you're avoiding carbs

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  4. OMG this looks so incredible - I can't wait to try this at home :)

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