So, what exactly are Sofritas? Sofritas are a spicy, shredded, organic tofu dish that can be used in place of any of the meats in a salad, burrito, or tacos. According to the Chipotle website: “We start with organic tofu from Hodo Soy that they shred, then braise with chipotle chiles, roasted poblanos, and a blend of aromatic spices. The result is a delicious, spicy tofu that will give vegans and carnivores something they will both love”. When combined with brown rice, black beans, any or all of the fresh salsas, shredded lettuce, and guacamole, you have a tasty and satisfying plant-based meal that will keep you filled up for a long time!
I was pleasantly surprised over this past weekend when I found Sofritas on the menu at a Chipotle in Southern California. Other than being a little too salty for my taste, the Sofritas were well seasoned and very flavorful.
Sofritas are currently being tested at all Chipotle restaurants in California, Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver, B.C. If sales work out in the test markets, Chipotle eventually plans to roll out Sofritas at all of its restaurants. So if you’re looking for healthier, plant-based options, Chipotle just made it a little easier. Thanks Chipotle!