Are you afraid of tofu? You shouldn't be. Tofu is truly amazing! It not only takes on whatever flavor you cook it in, like a sponge, it also has a very similar texture to cheese! If you are die-hard cheese lover, or an 'almost-vegan-except-for-that-darn-cheese', tofu may help you transition to a more plant-based diet.
If you haven't used tofu ever before, I recommend learning how to press tofu here. Most forms of tofu, even extra firm, require to be pressed before being cooked. However, I discovered a type of tofu that does not require pressing: the high protein organic tofu in a vacuum sealed bag from Trader Joe's!
This recipe can be prepped ahead of time. I usually press, cut and marinate a block of tofu for the week! That way I can just brown both sides of a few tofu slices and serve on this sandwich for a quick five minute meal! This recipe calls for my Avocado Garlic Aioli but feel free to use any flavorful spread!
- 1 baguette or ciabatta
- 3 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 1 block extra firm tofu
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- a few dashes of sriracha
- 1 tablespoon avocado garlic aioli