I never made tofu sandwiches until recently, after I had tried a tofu sandwich at a Thai restaurant. I decided to give it a try and make my own, and it is simple and tasty. This is such an easy sandwich to make, and very versatile too, because you can switch up the ingredients in so many ways.
Block of tofu, pre-seasoned or with seasoning of your choice
Ciabbata or other bread
Butter and/or mayo
Tomato & lettuce
Any other sandwich fixings you like
Start by slicing the tofu into planks.
If the tofu is already seasoned, you can microwave or pan fry it. I have tried some different pre-seasoned kinds, like this marinated tofu from Trader Joe’s that is ready to eat.
For unseasoned tofu, I always go with a firm tofu and use a tofu press to squeeze out extra moisture first, and then season and pan fry. To squeeze the tofu, I put a block of tofu on a plate, put a plate on top of it, and then put something heavy on top, like a couple of canned food items. You will see a puddle of liquid form as the tofu loses water. You can also use a tofu press if you have one!
I also like to pan fry my bread in butter, or toast it before making the sandwich. Simply butter your bread and fry it up.
Assemble your sandwich as desired.
I often go with a traditional lettuce and tomato, with mustard or mayo.
Add your tofu, and you’re set!
This recipe is so easy, and it makes for a filling sandwich that you can change up however you want.
Kelly|citytoast2southernteaJanuary 18, 2020
i am not a fan of Tofu but you make it look so good.
vidyaJanuary 18, 2020
i don’t recall seeing this in our TJs so will definitely look for it the next time to use in our cooking.. thank you
KristenJanuary 20, 2020
Ciabatta bread is the best bread for making sandwiches! Great choice!
EmilyJanuary 20, 2020
I have heard great things about Trader Joe’s and their specialty products. I am sure this would taste delicious.
Jennifer MauneJanuary 21, 2020
This sounds so delicious! I always love using ciabatta bread for a great sandwich!
Sonia SeivwrightJanuary 21, 2020
I’ve never tried tofu before. It would be interesting to try it.
SarahJanuary 21, 2020
These definitely sound interesting. I’ll have to try.
SamJanuary 25, 2020
I’ve never been a fan of tofu…but oh my word you’ve made it look so yummy! And ciabatta is definitely the yummiest…I’m going to have to give this a try…;)
Charina RasingJune 22, 2021
I never tried a seasoned tofu but will definitely check it out. I use plain tofu in some of my vegetable dishes in place of meat.
Gervin KhanJune 22, 2021
Such easy, delicious, and healthy snacks to make for my husband today. He loves tofu a lot, and I am sure he will love it, too.
kerriJune 22, 2021
You make tofu sound delicious!
Danielle RidgwayJune 23, 2021
I’ll definitely have to experiment and try this!
Marjie MareJune 23, 2021
I have never had tofu sandwiches, I should give it a try.
vidyaJune 23, 2021
we use a lot of tofu as well and the banh mi sandwich is one of our favorites..and the teriyaki tofu from TJs is delish!
ClariceJune 24, 2021
This is interesting. I have never tried a tofu sandwich but it definitely worth the try. I love how you added tomatoes and lettuce to it.