Buffalo Tofu Salad Bites

When it's a little colder out, to get myself to eat salads, I have to top them with savory, warm toppings.  These buffalo tofu bites hit the spot.  Crispy, savory, warm and delicious, they're sure to vamp up any salads that come their way. 

To make the dressing healthier, substitute the vegan mayo for plain vegan yogurt. It’s just as creamy and delicious and way less refined fat.

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Buffalo Tofu Salad Bites

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 45 MINStotal time: 55 mins

When it's a little colder out, to get myself to eat salads, I have to top them with savory, warm toppings.  These buffalo tofu bites hit the spot.  Crispy, savory, warm and delicious, they're sure to vamp up any salads that come their way.

ingredients:

Buffalo Bites
  • 1 Package super firm tofu - pressed and frozen - if you want a chewy texture
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 TBL nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp each  onion and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant milk
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup buffalo hot sauce
Vegan Ranch
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 2 TBL vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic and onion powder
  • 3 TBL unsweetened plant milk or water
  • 1 tsp dried dill and parsley

instructions:

To make buffalo bites:

1. Make sure your tofu is pressed and for extra chewy flavor, freeze tofu over night (this is optional).  Make sure you thaw it before you make recipe

2. Unthaw tofu and cut into cubes

3. Mix flour, spices and plant milk together until you make a pancake batter consistency.

4. Dip tofu into batter, then dip into breadcrumbs

5. put on well oiled baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

6. After 30 minutes, take out of oven and put into a bowl.  Add buffalo sauce.

7. Put back in oven for 10-15 minutes

To make Ranch:

1. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.

Cut up lettuce and top with your favorite salad ingredients.
Top with buffalo bites and homemade rance



notes

Freezing the tofu is optional.  If you like a chewy and firm texture, this does the trick. If you forget and don't have time, don't worry.  Just make sure you press some of the water out of the tofu.
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