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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

This meal has 42 reviews

My husband and son loved these hoagies (I did not eat them because I am a vegetarian and had leftovers from the night before). I followed the recipe exactly. My husband and son had no issues with the cubed chicken falling out of the roll as other reviewers noted, and they loved the buffalo sauce and ranch dressing. Great recipe, and so simple too! Looking forward to making it again.

By: Dianna
Posted: Oct 11, 2018
Diet: Original

I subbed shrimp for the chicken, which was good but the buffalo sauce was a little too sweet to be called buffalo and the “ranch” dressing was fine, but didn’t really taste like ranch. Overall, easy meal but probably wouldn’t make again.

By: Juli
Posted: Oct 10, 2018
Diet: Original

Fantastic meal. I followed suggestions and sliced the chicken. It was still messy but I could see how the cubes would be worse. I also used more cornstarch than was in the recipe do that I could really give a good coating on the chicken. This meal is going on repeat.

By: Sara
Posted: Oct 10, 2018
Diet: Original

Definitely making strips next time!

By: Laurey
Posted: Oct 09, 2018
Diet: Original

Overall, pretty good. The flavors weren't extraordinary but they were tasty. (We used pre-made buffalo sauce we already had in the pantry.) The ranch dressing was ok, not amazing.

By: Chris
Posted: Oct 09, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

We had a hard time keeping the chicken on the rolls (maybe strips would be better than cubes?) and also I'm not sure I would really call the sauce "buffalo." It was tasty but it wasn't what I would expect from that name.

By: Kathryn
Posted: Oct 09, 2018
Diet: Original