Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!


Food Monster - Recipes

Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw [Vegan]

These days, you can find almost anything served with buffalo sauce – which is a mixture of butter and hot sauce. The traditional Buffalo Sandwich is breaded, deep-fried, and smothered in the fatty condiment.

I’ve lightened up the typical buffalo sandwich by featuring a grilled, marinated tofu and making the sandwich into a po’ boy by adding a creamy slaw. The cabbage and apples in the slaw add crunch, the vegan mayo adds creaminess, and the vinegar gives it some needed acidity. This is a simple and easy to make, no fuss sandwich with all the authentic buffalo flavors.

Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan




  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 14 -16-ounce package tofu, pressed overnight, and cut into 12-inch slices
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 medium apples, grated
  • 1 medium shallot, grated
  • 6 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise, plus more for spreading
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 4 6-inch hoagie rolls or gluten-free wraps
  • 8 slices tomato


  1. Combine the broth, hot sauce, and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring the sauce to a boil, add the tofu slices and reduce to a simmer. Simmer the tofu for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside for 10 minutes to marinate.
  2. Combine the cabbage, apple, shallot, mayonnaise, and vinegar in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper and mix well.
  3. Heat a large grill pan over medium heat. Drain the tofu, reserving the marinade. Grill the tofu until heated through and grill marks appear, about 5 minutes per side. Baste the tofu with the reserved marinade, as needed.
  4. Toast the hoagie rolls or warm the wraps. To assemble the sandwiches, spread a few teaspoons of mayo on the rolls or wraps. Add 2 slices of tomato and two slices of grilled tofu to each sandwich. Top with more hot sauce, if desired, and add slaw, to taste. Serve.



Buffalo SauceTofu




Zsu Dever is the author of the cookbooks, Aquafaba, Vegan Bowls and Everyday Vegan Eats: Family Favorites from My Kitchen to Yours. She is a vegan mother of three teenagers and three adopted kitties. She resides in San Diego, CA, where she enjoys photography, recipe development, nature and blogging at Zsu's Vegan Pantry.



Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through recent recipes below:

Candy Corn [Vegan]

Homemade Dairy-Free Treats for the Tricksters

Baked Penne With Spicy Rose Sauce [Vegan]

25 Sauces That Make Any Meal More Enticing

#5under5: Nightmare-Worthy Bloody Coconut Raspberry Monster Eyeballs [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

#5under5: Nightmare-Worthy Bloody Coconut Raspberry Monster Eyeballs [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers [Vegan]

Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

38 comments on “Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw [Vegan]”

Click to add comment
Michael Baez
3 Months Ago

I've made this a few times and it's damn good and a hit with all taste buds!

3 Months Ago

Nice Recipe!

Kizza Drisana Jaime
3 Months Ago

Really not a tofu fan but we shall see

One Green Planet
11 Jul 2016

Let us know what you think!

Emily Wendy Jane Assinder
3 Months Ago

Nice find Amy Assinder xxxxx

Emily Wendy Jane Assinder
3 Months Ago

This is a must and it's looks delicious! xxxxx

Lori DePietro Standen
3 Months Ago

Jon Standen hmmm...

Amy Assinder
3 Months Ago

Emily Wendy Jane Assinder

Sage Farrell
3 Months Ago

Bethany Quinnell this looks interesting

Sage Farrell
3 Months Ago

Bethany Quinnell this looks interesting

Duane Custer
3 Months Ago

oh my....ohhhh myyyyy!


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×