Cheez-It® fried tofu cubes with cracked pepper and sauteed cherry tomato, baby spinach, and hummus in a pita pocket.



Recipe Summary

35 mins
3 mins
38 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Season tofu with salt and black pepper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

914 calories; protein 26.6g 53% DV; carbohydrates 85.4g 28% DV; fat 54.3g 84% DV; cholesterol 51.5mg 17% DV; sodium 1057.1mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
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 near as brown as we like it. I have been experimenting with tofu all week and making recipes as directed but decided to let this one cook longer to see if I could get it where we liked it better. Brown food is GOOD food! I let this cook 10 minutes on one side and then flipped and let it cook another 10 minutes. Seems like overkill BUT it was crispy throughout and this made if very desirable for us. Not only was it crispy throughout the Cheez-it flavor was still there and dominant. Brown each side of your tofu to your own individual liking and you have a winner here! Read More