Tofu BLT

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!

Tofu BLT
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Tofu BLT
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
1) After pressing tofu, cut into slices. Place in a glass tupperware. Cover with 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and a few dashes of sriracha. Store refrigerated for up to one week.2) Heat remaining ½ teaspoon of sesame oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook two slices of tofu, flipping until browned and crisp on both sides.3) Spread avocado garlic aioli onto bread. Place 2 tomato slices and a few lettuce leaves on bread. Add warm tofu slices. Enjoy!!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6-8 sandwiches
Tofu BLT