Crispy Buffalo Tofu Salad

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Crispy Buffalo Tofu Salad - A protein-packed, gluten-free, and vegan delight that's dinner on the table in 20 minutes! The perfect healthy meal for the whole family, loaded with flavorful crispy tofu, fresh veggies, and a tangy vegan ranch dressing. Check out the full recipe and tips for the BEST crispy tofu!

Looking for a simple, healthy, and oh-so-delicious meal that will please the whole family? Look no further! This Crispy Buffalo Tofu Salad is the answer to your cravings. Packed with flavor, protein, and veggies, it’s a delightful vegan entree that will have everyone asking for seconds!

The star of this salad is the perfectly crispy tofu. Before cooking, make sure to press the extra firm tofu to remove excess water for the crispiest results. Then, slice it into cubes and sauté until golden and crunchy in a cast iron skillet. Pour in the buffalo sauce, and voilà! You’ve got irresistibly tasty and crispy buffalo tofu!

To top it all off, we have a creamy and tangy Vegan Ranch Dressing. It’s a breeze to whip up with vegan plain unsweetened Greek yogurt, vegan mayo, plant milk, apple cider vinegar, and a blend of delicious herbs and spices. Drizzle this homemade dressing over the salad, and it’s a flavor explosion!

In just 20 minutes, you’ll have a protein-packed, gluten-free, and vegan delight that’s both satisfying and nourishing. It’s the perfect dish for lunch, dinner, or even as a light and refreshing appetizer!

Jackie Akerberg

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Crispy Buffalo Tofu Salad

Crispy Buffalo Tofu Salad: A Protein-Packed Delight! Looking for a simple, healthy, and delicious meal that pleases the whole fam? Look no further! This crispy tofu bowl is a burst of flavors, packed with protein, and ready in just 20 minutes! Dinner on the table has never been easier. Check out the full recipe and my tips for the absolute BEST crispy tofu below - cheers to a satisfying and crunchy meal!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • skillet


Crispy Buffalo Tofu Ingredients

  • 1 block extra firm tofu pressed and cubed (see tips below)
  • 1 head of romaine butter, or iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup vegan ranch dressing storebought or homemade recipe below
  • fresh parsley for garnish

Vegan Ranch

  • ¼ cup vegan plain unsweetened greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp plant milk
  • ½ tsp ACV
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice tofu in to 3 flat slabs before pressing. Place between a towel and lay a cutting board and some heavy cans or pans on top. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • While tofu is pressing, mix ingredients for dressing, prep all of your veggies and arrange in serving bowls.
  • Heat a small amount of oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium low heat. Slice tofu slabs into cubes and arrange in a single layer in the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes until they’re no longer sticking to the pan and they’re nice and golden on the bottom. Flip and repeat on the second side.
  • Once they’re nice and crispy pour in the buffalo sauce and stir to coat. Transfer to bowls and top with ranch dressing and fresh parsley.
Keyword 20 minute meal, 30 minute meals, dairy free, gluten free, oil free, plant based, salad
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One Response

  1. 5 stars
    This meal was so perfect and surprisingly super filling! I loved the different textures of the purple cabbage, avocado, crispy tofu etc. The Buffalo sauce combined with the dressing is to die for! It comes together super quickly, the dressing can be used throughout the week, and it’s very budget friendly! My kids loved the tofu. I can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow.

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