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Cheez-It® Fried Tofu Pita Pocket


"Cheez-It® fried tofu cubes with cracked pepper and sauteed cherry tomato, baby spinach, and hummus in a pita pocket."
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38 m servings 914 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Season tofu with salt and black pepper.
  2. Place cheese-flavored crackers, potato chips, and saltine crackers in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and crush into crumbs using a rolling pin or can. Pour into a shallow dish.
  3. Whisk water and egg together in a small bowl. Dip tofu cubes in egg mixture then roll in crushed cracker mixture and place on a plate.
  4. Heat 6 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute tofu cubes, in batches if necessary, until golden brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Reduce heat to medium. Season cherry tomatoes with salt and pepper and add to the skillet; cook and stir until slightly softened, about 1 minute.
  5. Combine chickpeas, tahini, and garlic in a food processor or blender; with motor running, add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and process until hummus is smooth and has a slight sheen.
  6. Spread some hummus in each pita pocket. Top with tofu cubes, cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If desired, you can wilt the spinach with garlic and salt for added flavor.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.
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  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 914 calories; 54.3 g fat; 85.4 g carbohydrates; 26.6 g protein; 52 mg cholesterol; 1057 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Made as written except that I had made homemade hummus earlier in the week and used that instead. I loved this with one change. While the tofu gets slightly browned as directed, it doesn't get n...