Today’s easy vegan Buffalo Tofu sandwich is so easy to make that I considered it a “non-recipe” and didn’t even think of sharing it here on the blog at first. But then I thought that easy vegan recipes are exactly what my blog is here for, so here we go!
Behold the Buffalo Tofu sandwich that I’ve been making almost every Friday for a few weeks now:
The secret to this sandwich lies – you guessed it 🙂 – in the crispy Buffalo tofu. Lately I’ve been on a roll with pan-frying tofu in a little bit of oil to make a great sandwich filling or a quick protein-packed snack with a texture that resembles chicken.
Usually I fry my tofu “naked” (no breading) with just a dash of salt and pepper. It But for this sandwich, I knew that “naked” tofu wouldn’t hold the Buffalo sauce as well. So I decided to make “breaded” tofu by dipping it into cornstarch before frying it.
The result? Beautifully golden tofu, crispy on the outside and mildly chewy on the inside, perfect for dipping into the spicy buffalo sauce (Frank’s Red Hot Original does wonders here).
I cook tofu in a similar way (except breading it in cornstarch) to make my spicy vegan tofu tacos with fajita vegetables.
This sandwich is also quite versatile: use any veggies you like in your sandwiches, put everything on a bun of any shape (a baguette chunk works great too).
The only other key component aside from the Buffalo tofu is the blue cheese sauce.
Not interested in store-bought vegan blue cheese sauces? You can make your own – just search for vegan blue cheese recipes on Pinterest.
Not a fan of blue cheese of any kind, vegan or not? Try ranch! My easy dairy free ranch recipe makes a perfect creamy spread for this sandwich.
This tofu preparation method will also make great Buffalo tofu wings. Just slice the tofu into triangles instead of rectangles, and follow the rest of the steps in the recipe below. Your friends and family will thank you at your next get-together.
If you love buffalo sauce but don’t feel like eating tofu, check out my easy recipe for 4-ingredient gluten free buffalo cauliflower – it makes a great appetizer or snack.
I also have an easy tofu banh mi sandwich recipe here on the blog – check it out and see for yourself how simple it is to make!
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