Crumble up tofu in a bowl and add the quinoa. Add the remaining ingredients for the quinoa tofu crumbles. Mix together well so that all the flavors mix together throughout the entire mixture. The best method is to use your hands so you can continue to crumble the tofu into small pieces.
Spray a baking sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray or brush with oil. Evenly lay out the mixture on the pan. Place into the oven and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When ready remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Prep up tortilla strips
Slice tortillas in half and then into small strips.
Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes or until browned and crispy.
Place all the ingredients for the dressing into a blender and process until well blended. Set aside until ready to serve.
Chop up vegetables as indicated in the ingredient list. Cut the avocado just before serving.
Place the salad greens in a large bowl and add the dressing. Use tongs to evenly distribute the dressing over the leaves of the greens. Transfer to serving bowls.
Top with vegetables and quinoa tofu crumbles. Garnish with lime wedges.
Tips for BEST results:When making the quinoa tofu taco meat, crumble up the tofu well, the smaller the pieces the better.Use your hands to mix the spices into the tofu and quinoa. Not only does this mix things up well, it also works to crumble up any remaining large pieces of tofu.Use extra firm tofu. This tofu works the best for making quinoa tofu taco “meat”. It is firmer in texture and has less moisture and I think it lends itself to a final texture that more mimics ground beef. If you can only find firm tofu, I suggest pressing the tofu first or at the very least squeezing it well in a strainer to remove the excess water.Use fresh limes for making the dressing. There is a difference in the flavor between fresh squeezed limes and buying lime juice in a bottle. It may be subtle, but it’s there. Maybe it’s the processing the packaged product experiences or the preservatives added, but my preference is always for fresh limes.