Buffalo Tofu Wrap with Easy Vegan Ranch

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This Crispy Buffalo Tofu wrap is a flavor-packed wrap with crispy buffalo tofu strips, crunchy romaine and carrots, creamy avocado and an easy healthy homemade vegan ranch you can make in just five minutes.

This is a photo of buffalo tofu wrap close up picture.

Why you’ll love this:


  • SIMPLE: You don’t need elaborate ingredients to make this recipe!
  • FLAVORFUL: Spicy buffalo sauce coated tofu with a creamy, fresh ranch
  • VEGAN, DAIRY-FREE, AND POTENTIALLY GLUTEN-FREE

There’s nothing better than a crisp, crunchy wrap! I’m all about foods with texture and this wrap really satisfies my craving for a flavorful, crisp wrap. The tofu has flavor and heat from the Buffalo with a crisp outer coating (Don’t worry it’s not too spicy). The chilled romaine and carrots provide a great crunch while the homemade vegan ranch is cooling and fresh in comparison to the buffalo sauce. The outside wrap is soft with some crisp edges from grilling. This is a great springtime or summer wrap that is one of my favorites! Take it on a picnic for a delicious lunch or a dinner with a side of pretzels or pasta salad.


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Ingredients

Buffalo Tofu Wraps:

  • Extra firm block of tofu: I recommend extra firm so you can make the crispiest tofu. Make sure to press your tofu for ~30 minutes using a tofu press or wrapping in a towel with a cutting board on top with something heavy.
  • Buffalo sauce: You can choose your favorite buffalo sauce with preferred spice level. I love Frank’s Red Hot.
  • Cornstarch: This will coat our tofu to help it get crispy!
  • Non-dairy milk: Unsweetened is highly advised. It is used before coating tofu in cornstarch to make it stick to the tofu.
  • Veggies: Romaine, Matchstick Carrots, Avocado
  • Vegan shredded cheddar: I love Follow Your Heart or Violife cheddar shreds.
  • Large tortillas: I used large flour tortilla wraps- the bigger the better because it makes it so much easier to wrap! (Rolling wraps can be hard right?!) You can also use spinach wraps or a gluten-free tortilla wrap.
This is a photo of the ingredients for the buffalo tofu wrap.

Easy Healthy Vegan Ranch Dressing

  • Unsweetened, Plain Almond Yogurt: This type of yogurt works best for vegan ranch. It’s slightly tangy but does not have any other added flavors. It also has a good consistency that is not too thick for a dressing.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh is best!
  • White Vinegar: This will give the dressing the slight tang and sour flavor of a buttermilk ranch. You can also use apple cider vinegar.
  • Fresh dill and parsley: You can also use dried if you don’t have fresh.
  • Garlic and onion powder
  • Salt

See the full recipe post about easy vegan ranch (oil-free).

FAQ

How do I make tofu crispy?

Tips to make crispy tofu:

  1. Use Extra Firm or Super Firm tofu.
  2. Press your tofu for ~30 minutes if possible. If you only have 10 minutes, it’s better than nothing. Use a Tofu Press or drain and wrap your tofu in a dishcloth. Set it on a plate and place a cutting board on top. Place 2-3 cans on top.
  3. Coat in cornstarch for a crispy outer layer.
  4. Use higher heat or an air fryer. In this recipe we are baking at 400F but you can also air fry for crispy tofu. Read below for tips for air frying this tofu.

Is this wrap spicy?

This buffalo tofu wrap has a little kick from the Buffalo sauce that is balanced well with the cool ranch and the creamy avocado.

Don’t like spicy? Use a mild buffalo sauce.

Like it really hot? Choose the spicy buffalo sauce.

Is this wrap healthy?

This wrap contains high protein plant-based protein, vegetables, and a healthy vegan ranch made from almond yogurt. There is no addition of oil. The buffalo sauce ha higher sodium.

Are these wraps good for meal prep?

These wraps are good for meal prepping 2 days in advance. Don’t include the vegan ranch on the wrap if you are prepping it to have later. (The ranch will make the tortilla soggy if it sits for awhile).

This wrap is great hot or cold! You do not need to reheat the tofu unless you want it that way.

What else can I add to this wrap?

You can add in other vegetables like sliced red onion, bell peppers, spinach, and more.

This is a photo of the wrap in sometone's hand close up.

How to Make Buffalo Tofu Wraps

1. If you haven’t pressed your tofu, start by pressing it for at least 10 minutes (30 minutes optimal). Use a tofu press or wrap your tofu in a dishcloth with a cutting board on top and some heavy objects.

2.Preheat oven to 400F/204C.

3.Slice tofu into 3-4 inch long pieces, ~1.5-2 inches thick. I had about 12-14 strips.

This is a photo of sliced tofu into strips.

4. Place your cornstarch on a plate and mix in garlic powder and salt. Add the milk in a bowl. Dip your tofu in the milk and then the cornstarch.

This is a photo of tofu in cornstarch.

5. Layer your tofu pieces on a parchment lined sheet and bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Tofu should have a crispy outer coating. (See below for air fryer option)

6. Place your buffalo sauce in small bowl and dip each tofu piece with a fork into the buffalo sauce. Let sauce drain off tofu for a moment before replacing it back to the baking sheet.

This is a photo of tofu in buffalo sauce.

7. Bake tofu for an additional 5 minutes.

This is a photo of buffalo tofu after it's cooked.

8.Arrange wrap with a layer of vegan ranch on the bottom then romaine, carrots, shredded cheese, avocado, and finally 3 blocks of buffalo tofu in the center. (There will be some overlap between the blocks of tofu).

9. Begin rolling by lifting the lower part of the tortilla over the top while pulling up the ends into the center. Tuck the contents into the tortilla tightly and continue rolling until tortilla is closed.

10. Optional: Pan frying your finished wrap on a grill pan or regular pan for a few minutes creates a crisp outer layer. It really upgrades the flavor of this wrap!

How to Make Easy Healthy Vegan Ranch

The base of our vegan ranch is an unsweetened, plain almond milk yogurt. I find this yogurt is the best for vegan ranch: it has a great consistency and not overtly flavorful to distract from the ranch flavors.

To make this simple healthy vegan ranch, just mix up your ingredients in small bowl.

If you are using this for a salad dressing, add 1-2 tbsp of water to thin if you want a thinner sauce.

Dried vs. Fresh Herbs for Vegan Ranch

Fresh herbs taste the best but if you don’t have fresh herbs for your ranch you can use dried. To substitute use 1 tsp of dried dill or parsley for 1 tbsp of fresh.

Great Store Bought Vegan Ranches

Don’t have time or the ingredients to make your own homemade ranch? Try out these top store bought vegan ranches:

  • Follow Your Heart
  • Daiya Homestyle Ranch
  • Primal Kitchen Ranch
  • Only Plant Based! Ranch

Air Fryer Tofu

Instead of baking your tofu you can air fry it. If necessary, preheat your air fryer to 400F. Layer your tofu evenly in the basket and air fryer for 10 minutes. Flip tofu and cook for another 5 minutes or as long as needed to make your tofu crispy on the outside.

*Be careful not to overcook tofu in the air fryer. It becomes rough, hard, and crunchy instead of crispy.

Love tofu? Try out these other delicious recipes:

If you are a buffalo sauce lover, you will go crazy for Buffalo Chickpea Dip or Buffalo Tofu Bites!

This is a photo of the wrap close up with vegan ranch drizzle.

If you love wraps, you need to try out this Thai Peanut Tofu Wrap that’s packed with flavor!

Storage

Store your tofu in a glass container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.

These wraps are good for meal prepping 2 days in advance. Don’t include the vegan ranch on the wrap if you are prepping it to have later. (The ranch will make the tortilla soggy if it sits for awhile).

This wrap is great hot or cold! You do not need to reheat the tofu unless you want it that way.

Store vegan ranch in fridge in a container for up to 7 days.

Looking for more delicious lunch ideas? Try out this Easy Tempeh Sandwich or Chickpea Salad Sandwich!

Pro Tips

  • To save time in the kitchen: press your tofu the day before or morning of. You can also make your tofu the day before (it loses some of it’s crispiness though). Buy pre-cut romaine and matchstick carrots.
  • Buy the biggest tortillas you can find. It makes it so much easier to wrap with a larger tortilla!
  • Cutting down on carbs? Try this out as a lettuce wrap or with the contents on top of a romaine salad!

Buffalo Tofu Wrap with Easy Vegan Ranch

Allie Petersen
This flavorful buffalo tofu wrap is perfect for lunch or dinner with crisp buffalo tofu, crunchy romaine and carrots, and creamy avocado and ranch. Yum!
4.97 from 52 votes

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 wraps
Calories 376 kcal

Ingredients
  

Buffalo wraps

  • 16 oz block extra firm tofu drained and pressed
  • 1/3-1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk unsweetened, plain
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 2-3 cups romaine chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded vegan cheddar such as Follow Your Heart
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 4 large tortillas or gluten-free wraps

Easy (& Healthy!) Vegan Ranch

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk yogurt plain
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh if possible
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill minced, or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley minced, or 1 tsp dried

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F/204C.
  • Slice tofu into 3-4 inch long pieces, ~1.5-2 inches thick. I had about 12-14 strips.
    16 oz block extra firm tofu
  • Place your cornstarch on a plate and mix in garlic powder and salt. Add the milk to a bowl. Dip your tofu in the milk and then the cornstarch.
    1/3-1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/3 cup non-dairy milk, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Place your buffalo sauce in small bowl and dip each tofu piece with a fork into the buffalo sauce. Let sauce drain off tofu for a moment before replacing it back to the baking sheet.
    1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • Bake tofu for an additional 5 minutes. (Or air fry for another 2-3 minutes)
  • Arrange wrap with a layer of vegan ranch in the center, spread horizontally. (You can use a store bought one like Follow Your Heart of make your own like the one listed here).
    Add romaine, carrots, cheese, and avocado in the center. Finally layer 3 blocks of buffalo tofu in the center (with some overlap between blocks).
    2-3 cups romaine, 1/2 cup shredded vegan cheddar, 1/2 cup matchstick carrots, 4 large tortillas
  • Begin rolling by lifting the lower part of the tortilla over the top while pulling up the ends into the center. Tuck the contents into the tortilla tightly and continue rolling until tortilla is closed.
  • Optional: Grill your tortilla on a grill pan or regular pan for a few minutes for a crisp outer layer.

Easy Healthy Vegan Ranch

  • In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients until combined.
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk yogurt, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp fresh dill, 1 tbsp fresh parsley

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Notes

⭐️This is a HEALTHY vegan ranch made from yogurt so it’s not going to have that same exact taste as a mayo based one. Feel free to add mayo mixed with the yogurt if you want that similar taste to a store bought version. 
Substitutions:
  • Choose a mild buffalo sauce if you don’t like it spicy.
  • Use spinach or red peppers for different vegetables.
  • Use a gluten-free wrap or spinach wrap. 
  • Don’t have time to make your own ranch? Try out the pre-made vegan ranches such as Follow Your Heart or Only Plant Based.
 
Storage:
Store your tofu in a glass container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or stovetop.
These wraps are good for meal prepping 2 days in advance. Don’t include the vegan ranch on the wrap if you are prepping it to have later. (The ranch will make the tortilla soggy if it sits for awhile). Store the ranch on the side and dip the wrap in it! 
This wrap is great hot or cold! You do not need to reheat the tofu unless you want it that way.
Store vegan ranch in fridge in a container for up to 7 days.
Pro Tips:
    • To save time in the kitchen: press your tofu the day before or morning of. You can also make your tofu the day before (it loses some of it’s crispiness though). Buy pre-cut romaine and matchstick carrots.
    • Buy the biggest tortillas you can find. It makes it so much easier to wrap with a larger tortilla!
    • Cutting down on carbs? Try this out as a lettuce wrap or with the contents on top of a romaine salad!
 
Calorie count disclaimer: Naturallie Plant-Based offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although Naturallie Plant-Based attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 14gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 1815mgPotassium: 599mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 4963IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 210mgIron: 3mg
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13 Comments

  1. I made my own buffalo sauce with shiracha because they don’t sell it where I live and I used another recipe for the ranch. Wrapped up it was all super good! The cornstarch thing made the tofu really crispy and the combination of vegetables made the wrap not heavy and really tasty.

  2. 5 stars
    I just loved this buffalo wrap, the flavors are amazing! I really like the ranch too, it would be perfect even over a side salad.

  3. 5 stars
    My family LOVES these!! We’ve been trying to eat less meat and these were perfect. Will be making again!

  4. 5 stars
    I can’t get enough of this amazing buffalo tofu wrap! It was my lunch yesterday and it tasted so scrumptious. I just added this to my on repeat recipes!

  5. 5 stars
    Yum, yum, yum. I’m also a person that appreciates food with pleasant texture and this wrap is one of my favorites. I enjoy spicy food so I went for the spicy buffalo sauce and had no regrets.

  6. 5 stars
    I always enjoy a good buffalo chicken wrap, but lately i’ve been diving more into tofu based stuff. This recipe couldn’t have come at a better time! Made it for my wife for lunch and we both loved it. Thanks so much for this article.

  7. 3 stars
    The tofu was great, but we were not a fan of the vegan ranch. We used vegan yogurt, and I’m thinking I may have been better off with vegan mayo or something. Not for us.

    1. Hi Loren! Thanks for taking the time to write a review- sorry you disliked the Vegan Ranch- it’s definitely a healthier version so that’s why I didn’t include mayo since that is pretty high in calories and fat. You could def try mixing in some mayo if you prefer that. I also love Follow Your Heart Ranch for a quick version. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the tofu!

  8. 5 stars
    This was a delicious, quick, and easy Friday night dinner! For the Texans, HEB’s “Flyin Saucy” medium buffalo sauce is perfect. Don’t skimp on the avocado!

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