spicy thai tacos [taco tuesday]

We are having a heat wave here, everybody.

Yesterday was higher than 90 – if this is what they call an Indian Summer I will take it, thankyouverymuch.

I know, I know, it is not even technically autumn yet – but it will be this weekend! Our first full day of fall – predicted to be in the upper 80’s.

I love it. Because we have these perfect sunny days, and then the evenings and nights are cold – very cold. Just like I say it would be perfect if it rained from midnight until like, five am – having sunny hot days with cool nights? Perfect.

…and if it only rains past midnight, we can grill all year long. Grilled tacos for Taco Tuesday, all year long!

…and while it is summer? these tacos will have fresh grilled corn.

spicy thai tacos

dairy and gluten free, vegan

1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon sriracha
1 tablespoon sesame oil
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon tamari
1 clove garlic, minced fine
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 block extra firm tofu, cut into strips
fresh corn, cut from cob
broccoli slaw
corn tortillas 

In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, sriracha, sesame oil, lime juice, tamari, garlic, and chili powder. Arrange tofu strips on (prepared – silpat, parchment or spray) baking sheet, brush with marinade to coat completely (you will have extra marinade for sauce). Bake at 325 for 25 minutes – can also be grilled on an outdoor grill. 

Serve in corn tortillas with fresh corn and broccoli slaw as garnish, drizzled with remaining marinade.

Happy [Taco] Tuesday – is it still summer where you are?



  1. says

    I love the idea of taco Tuesday! I may have to steal that- it makes meal planning a lot easier (and won’t get boring since there’s a million options). Peanut tofu is just so darn good.
    We do “pizza Friday” and make something kind of different each time, but we’re actually doing that tonight (with Daiya cheese) since I’ll be gone this weekend. And God forbid I go a week without pizza.
    It is most definitely fall here. Cool, perfect weather (though I do love the heat…) but rainy and icky today.

    • spabettie says

      we love Taco Tuesday – you should definitely make that a thing at your place too. I mean, the possibilities are endless, clearly! haaa – you MUST move Pizza Friday if you won’t be around for it!!

  2. says

    It’s still in the 80s here too, and I’m still enjoying my Summer corn. It’s so sweet! I love that this dish has peanut butter AND sriracha in it. What’s not to love?

  3. says

    I had to do a double take on your post date when you said you were experiencing a heat wave today – – it’s chilly and rainy in Toronto!! But I can’t help myself with these tacos … they look deeeeeelicious :)

    • spabettie says

      I heard you were getting rain! the news this morning was just saying we have had like, 1/8 of an inch of rain this month?? I’ll take it! 😀

  4. says

    We’re just on the cusp of summer-not summer here in Silicon Valley. I am wearing a fleece vest today, though! Those tacos look great–I could eat a taco for every meal. :)

    • spabettie says

      I think our weather is similar to yours? Jason flies to Folsom nearly every week, and it’s often the same. this morning it was cool enough for fleeze, it will get warmer again later though! :)

    • spabettie says

      thanks for asking, Alyssa… the same, really. not much to say :( she’s still in the ICU.

      glad you’re enjoying great weather too… it was 91 here again yesterday!

    • spabettie says

      WE love taco nights too… so SO good. it’s crazy, another 90+ day yesterday, then I wake up (um, at 4:30…) and it’s 40 – brrrr! I LOVE it! 😀

  5. says

    This is another recipe I’m gonna have to try. I’ve grilled tofu twice in the last week. Once we marinaded it for a day in garlic, EVOO, and lemon juice. The second time I just brushed it with sugar-less worcestershire sauce. It feels so satisfying and it’s easy!

    • spabettie says

      so easy! the garlic oil and lemon sounds SO good – light and refreshing. so many of my marinated tofu recipes are just me standing in the kitchen… looking around at what else I could add… 😉 this one was actually a plan!

  6. Michelle says

    My tofu is in the oven now. I’m cutting back on salt and oil so I put less oil and tamari and used natural peanut butter. My marinade was really thick so I put in a bit of water until it was thin enough to brush on. Hope it works! My marinade looked much less red/orange than in your photos.

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