Is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Mexico?

Well, somewhat - however, it's a much bigger celebration in America. The holiday marks Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.


Are tacos popular in Mexico? Well, yes - however, the ingredients are entirely different than taco ingredients here in America.


It's similar to Americans enjoying a dish of corn beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day. It's not an Irish Dish. It's an American Dish. When Irish immigrants didn't have enough money for bacon, they substituted with corn beef. And so, we Americans now celebrate St. Patrick's Day with corn beef and cabbage!


How about a Tofu Taco with Black Beans and Avocado? It's 2019, and we Americans love our plant-proteins and healthy fats!



Tofu Tacos with Avocado and Black Beans

Ingredients

1 (14 oz) package of extra firm tofu

1/2 cup of low sodium black beans

2 tbsp of sesame oil

3 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp of avocado oil

1 tsp garlic

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp of toasted sesame seeds

2 cups of spring mix lettuce

1/2 cup of diced portobello mushroom

1/2 diced tomato




Preparation

Tofu

Cut block of tofu into 4 slices so it's not so thick. It needs to dry out before cooking. Sandwich tofu in between paper towels, and place heavy iron skillet on top to flatten and dry tofu slices even more. Let sit while you prepare other ingredients.


Sauce

In a bowl, mix sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, cumin and chili powder.


Cut tofu into small cubes; then stir into sauce. Pour one tbsp of avocado oil into iron skillet, turn on medium high. Add tofu. Cook to desired texture and doneness.


*Optional

Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and kosher salt





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