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Grilled Romaine with Buffalo Tofu and Tahini Ranch
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Grilled Romaine with Buffalo Tofu and Tahini Ranch

Grilled romaine salads with buffalo tofu and tahini ranch dressing will be hit with vegetarians and omnivores alike. Vegan-friendly and easy to make!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. fresh chopped dill
  • 2 tsp. fresh chopped chives
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt divided
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. warm water
  • 4 hearts of romaine each halved lengthwise
  • 1 14-oz. pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed dry, and cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup Franks RedHot Original Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. grass-fed butter melted (sub vegan butter if making vegan)
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Optional toppings: crumbled blue cheese, feta cheese, red onion, fresh chopped chives

Instructions

  • Combine tahini, 1 Tbsp. of the oil, lemon juice, dill, chives, sugar, ¼ tsp. salt, black pepper, and garlic powder; whisk well. Gradually whisk in water in 1 Tbsp. increments until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Brush cut-side of romaine hearts evenly with 1 Tbsp. oil; sprinkle with remaining ¼ tsp. salt. Working in batches, place romaine hearts, cut-side down, on grill or pan. Cook until char marks appear, about 3 minutes. Use a set of tongs to transfer romaine to a plate.
  • Combine Frank's sauce, butter, and garlic in a bowl; whisk well. Set aside.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add tofu; cook 7 to 8 minutes, turning to brown all sides. Add buffalo sauce mixture, stirring constantly to fully coat tofu. Cook 2 additional minutes, until most sauce is absorbed. Remove from heat.
  • Place two romaine hearts on each of four plates. Divide tofu evenly over each serving. Drizzle tahini-ranch overtop. Add toppings of choice and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Sodium: 635mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4.5g