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Buffalo Tofu Hoagies
with romaine salad / ranch dressing

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

Enjoy the spice of buffalo tofu on a hoagie sandwich with a cool romaine salad and ranch on the side.
Smarts: Tossing the tofu with cornstarch helps the sauce thicken and coat the tofu.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Buffalo Tofu Hoagies:
  • Tofu, extra firm - 16 oz, 1/2" / 1.3 cm cubes (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • Hot sauce - 2 Tbsp (Frank’s Hot Sauce is the most common brand used to make buffalo sauce)
  • Water - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 4 leaves, leaves torn
  • Cornstarch - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Hoagie rolls - 4
  • Ranch Dressing (ingredients listed separately) - 4 Tbsp
Ranch Dressing:
  • Green onions - 1 stalk, chopped white and green parts combined
  • Mayonnaise - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, white wine - 2 tsp
  • Sour cream - 1/3 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Dill, dried (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
Romaine Salad with Ranch:
  • Carrots - 4 oz, thinly sliced (sub shredded carrots)
  • Lettuce, romaine - 6 oz, chopped
  • Tomatoes, cherry - 1 cup, halved
  • Ranch Dressing (ingredients listed separately) - 4 Tbsp

Nutrition Facts

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Prep

  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into 1/2” / 1.3 cm cubes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Carrots - Thinly slice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make buffalo sauce - Combine hot sauce, water, honey, soy sauce, and garlic powder (portion for hoagies). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make ranch dressing - Finely chop white and green parts of green onions. Combine with mayonnaise, vinegar, sour cream, dried dill, and garlic powder (portion for dressing). Add a splash of water if the dressing is too thick. (For a very smooth dressing, blend with an immersion blender.) (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Lettuce (for hoagies and salad) / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

Make

  1. Season tofu with some salt and pepper. Toss with cornstarch.
  2. Heat a nonstick pan with oil over medium heat. Add tofu and cook on all sides until deep golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Pour buffalo sauce over top and simmer until sauce coats tofu and thickens, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Toss lettuce (portion for salad) with carrots, tomatoes, and portion of dressing for salad. Season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Toast hoagie rolls.
  6. Line hoagie rolls with lettuce (portion for hoagies). Fill with tofu and drizzle with ranch dressing (portion for hoagies).
  7. Serve hoagies with salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (56)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (14)
Vegetarian (7)

42 reviews

These weren't totally traditional buffalo and ranch flavors, but it was still a really tasty sandwich! I cut my chicken into strips after reading reviews and that seemed to work ok. The side salad was fine - I ate it and enjoyed it, but might swap it out for a different side next time.

By: Melissa
Posted: Oct 18, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was okay. I threw in a little more cornstarch at the end to thicken up the sauce a bit because it was very runny. I also used store-bought ranch instead of making my own.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Oct 18, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Buffalo sauce was less than spectacular (not spicy enough, and too sweet), and didn't stick well to the chicken even after leaving it on the stove longer than the recipe stated. I love buffalo chicken sandwiches though, so next time I may just use the typical recipe of butter in lieu of the honey, water and soy sauce. It's obviously not as healthy that way, but we were underwhelmed. Ranch was good, though!

By: Angela
Posted: Oct 16, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Everything about this meal was so great. I will never buy bottled ranch again!!

By: Jenna
Posted: Oct 16, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Added the chicken on top of the salad and ate it all together. Flavorful with the dressing. Thanks for the tip to add more dill, Lucas!

By: Rachel
Posted: Oct 14, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Added to faves. The ranch being extra dilly complimented this dish wonderfully. Much better than expected. The salad didn't anything, but at least it was a healthy side.

By: Lucas
Posted: Oct 13, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful