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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

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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

not as creamy as i expected so would double the sauce next time! but really tasty! LOVE the ranch sauce but had a hard time keeping the diced chicken in. Would shred or cut in strips next time!

By: Roxana
Posted: Oct 11, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

hubby liked it a lot, i thought it was fine

By: Erica
Posted: Oct 11, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Was much better than I expected. I had to add water to the tahini dressing since mine was too thick. Used 3 different hot sauces for the chicken which was great! Might be 4.5 stars but gave it 5 since it was tasty.

By: Liz
Posted: Oct 11, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Yum!

By: Kelsey
Posted: Oct 11, 2018
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

We used half of the recommended hot sauce. Love the idea of slicing the chicken to keep it in the rolls. Overall the whole family liked it.

By: Eva
Posted: Oct 11, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Good, but wasn't exactly the buffalo flavor i was expecting. Tofu was super easy and I liked it a lot! Family, not so much..

By: Juliana
Posted: Oct 11, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful