These Sticky Sesame Tofu and Corn Pita Pockets are perfect for back-to-school and packed lunches for work. Homemade sticky, tangy and slightly sweet sesame tofu stuffed inside a pitas with crisp lettuce and a creamy cheesy corn & basil slaw. Delicious, loaded up and so, so fun. It’s the perfect weekday lunch or dinner, but even better as a packed lunch because you’ll actually look forward to it all day! No soggy salad or sad sandwiches allowed. Serve with sweet potato fries for the perfect weeknight dinner. And don’t forget your favourite sauce for dipping!
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As August rolls on and we get closer to September I can’t help but get excited about back to school season. Am I going back to school? No. Do I work from home and have for the last 6 years? Yes. Do I still get excited about packed lunch ideas and actually interesting and delicious ways to eat plant-based goodness on the go? You bet I do!!!
And I gotta say I am so excited for this recipe! It is such an unexpected flavour combo that works so well and just tastes like late summer/early fall to me. It’s hearty, comforting yet still fresh. I can’t get enough! I know it will quickly become a go-to for so many of you who are looking for fun and exciting packed lunch ideas and quick weeknight meals.
The tofu is quickly tossed with some flour or cornstarch and pan-fried until crisp. Then, add the sauce which is a super easy blend of soy sauce, ketchup (trust me), sesame oil, maple syrup and garlic. It coats the tofu and gives it that delicious flavourful sticky exterior.
While its cooling slightly, I like to make the corn slaw. In a mixing bowl just combine the corn (fresh or frozen, defrosted), basil, vegan mayo and cheese. That’s it! Slice your pitas in half and stuff with shredded crisp lettuce, corn slaw and tofu chunks.
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AND if you make these tofu pitas, be sure to leave a comment letting me know how much you enjoyed it and if you made any changes! And if you loved it, I would be ecstatic if you left a 5 star rating to help others find the recipe as well!