Kimchi Tofu Breakfast Tacos

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 10 min 3
Kimchi Tofu Breakfast Tacos
Health Highlights


1 cup Kimchi
1 block (12oz) Tofu, regular, extra firm (organic)
1 tbsp Sesame oil
1 1/2 tbsp Soy sauce, tamari (or coconut aminos)
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
5 leaves Kale (stems removed, julienned)
3 stalk(s) Green onion (sliced, divided)
1 1/2 tbsp Nutritional yeast (optional)
6 small tortilla(s) Tortilla, corn (gluten-free)
3 sprig Cilantro (coriander) (for garnish)
1/2 tsp Sesame seeds (for garnish)
1 fruit Lime (cut into wedges)


  1. Take out kimchi and allow it to come to room temperature. 
  2. Open and drain tofu; give it a quick press to remove moisture if not using a vacuum-packed brand.
  3. In a large wok/skillet, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu, crumbling between your fingers, cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 -3 minutes. Turn heat to medium, add the tamari and garlic powder, give it a good stir.
  4. Add the kale and the green onion (scallions) and cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale wilts and becomes soft (cover partially to help with the process, about 5 – 7 minutes). 
  5. Add the nutritional yeast and kimchi, mix and cook just until kimchi has warmed through, about 1 minute or so. Do not overcook the kimchi, as overcooking will destroy some of the health benefits of the probiotics.
  6. Heat the tortillas, then layer your tortillas with the scramble mixture, a few sprigs of cilantro, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and a squeeze of lime juice.


Additional Toppings

  • Sprouts, pan-fried peppers, and tomatoes

Nutritional Highlight

  • Kimchi is a staple in Korean cuisine made up of salted and fermented vegetables, such as napa cabbage, Korean radish, and various seasonings. It is valued for its probiotic content and ability to aid in digestion; it also contains ample fiber vitamins and minerals.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 285
Calories from fat 118
Calories from saturated fat 16.1
Total Fat 13.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.9 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 953 mg
Potassium 770 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.1 g
Dietary Fiber 9.9 g
Sugars 4.1 g
Protein 20.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Grain 0.7
Meat Alternative 0.8
Vegetables 1.7

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