Tofu Sandwich

I am not fussy about eating raw tofu. It is bland, but I compensate for it by marinating in a flavourful marinade. This recipe, which is inspired from Tassajara, impressed me, partly because it calls for so many vegetables and partly because it is so darn simple.

Tofu Sandwich

Even if you are a tofu hater, you will love this, because you cannot taste the tofu; well, almost. The tofu, when let to sit for 30 or more minutes, keeps absorbing all the flavours. The leftovers are even better. You can have it as such as a cold salad or make a sandwich. Since it gets better with time, this is an ideal lunch box mate. If your bread is not crusty, toast it lightly to avoid a soggy sandwich.

Ingredients

Firm tofu – 1 lb
Red bell pepper – ¼ cup, finely diced
Celery – ¼ cup, finely diced
Carrot – ¼ cup, finely diced
Red onions – 2 tbsp, minced
Scallions – 2, both green and white parts, finely chopped
Any mixed herbs like mint, cilantro, thyme, parsley – 2 tbsp
Ginger – 1 tsp, grated
Green chilli – 1, minced

Dressing

Sesame oil – 4 tbsp
Dijon mustard – 1 tbsp
Red wine vinegar – 1 tsp
Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
Salt
Pepper

Method

Take all the dressing ingredients in a large bowl and whisk vigorously to combine.

Crumble the tofu block and place it in a clean dry kitchen towel, bring the ends together and squeeze to remove all the water. Add this to the dressing. Add all the vegetables, herbs, ginger, green chilli and lightly mix with a fork. Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. Serve as a cold salad or spread on a crusty bread and skewer with a toothpick for a sandwich.

Tofu Sandwich

27 comments:

Andaliman said...

I'm used to buy tofu from Asian stores at bulk section. I don't really like tofu's taste in package which is now common sold at every grocers in Canada.

I use usually make for stuffed tofu, stuffing with vegetables and put in a batter dough. Deep Fry. Eat with chili :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

This one sounds very delicious!!!!!! Lovely picture too...

Nags said...

wow! a post a day? :) I am a tofu hater. but since u said even peoeple like me wud like it, i guess i can give it a shot :) or maybe just have it with paneer instead :D

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks gorgeous as usual!!!!!!!

Rachna said...

looks yummy hey...

Padmaja said...

congrats for winning click and as usual your pictures are as amazing as ever!!
love that sandwich!!

Linda said...

Very interesting way to use tofu, Suganya. Looks and sounds very tasty :) BTW your roasted chestnuts are beautiful!

Asha said...

My daughter loves Tofu. Looks great Suganya, if I can't taste the Tofu blandness, I might try this too!:))

Hannah said...

Oh, I really like this idea... I don't usually put tofu into any sort of sandwiches, but this sounds fantastic, not to mention easy to throw together. I've bookmarked your recipe for a meal in the near future!

Kribha said...

My hubby is not a tofu lover. Maybe this might change his idea. Looks colorful and yummy.

aparna said...

Filling! Like Nags, I prefer paneer, though.

Kumudha said...

I somehow feel intimidated to eat raw tofu. But, the tofu sanwich looks so delicious.

The food pictures in your blog are so beautiful!

Jyothi said...

looks colorful and awesome suganya! thanks for sharing dear...

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musical said...

Gorgeous pics as always! i can vouch that it is delish because i make something similar with paneer, tofu will be lovely too.

Manasi said...

Yep, not a tofu hater, but I don't readily pick it up.. for months!! but since u mention it, I guess I will like this!!!
As usual, FAB pics!!!

Richa said...

hmmm..cannot taste the tofu, gotta' try this one ;)
looks d-lish!

KayKat said...

S, this looks awesome! Except for the celery :) I'm an avid celery hater!

Ok, I'm getting this cookbook, you've totally sold me on it!

Sandeepa(Bong Mom's CookBook/DesiMomzClub) said...

Should be tried. I have not had tofu unless it is cooked. So a little apprehensive but it looks so gorgeous that I should give it a try

remya said...

thats a stunning snap as usual!!! i'm not a tofu liker...this sandwich really sounds grt...a must try one...

sunita said...

Lovely...gotta try this :-)

Swaroopa said...

lovely pic!! thanx 4 visiting my blog...yes, the pancakes puff up.

Latha Narasimhan said...

We prepared koftas with tofu when I was in chennai! Hopefully lax will post it for your vegan event! Sandwiches are great! :)

sagari said...

wonderfull pics

Anonymous said...

i LOVE tofu!! I honestly eat it in some form or another each and every meal! But I have never ever thought of using it like this! Very super cool --

Three Thumbs Up :)

Bharathy said...

Sugi,I am all set to Try this soon!..:)..
Got Tofu today(fortunately)..
My doubts reg these are..
1.Are Scallions and Spring Onions the same?
2.Can Lemon extract be used instaed of Wine vinegar?
3.Another substitute for Dijon Mustard..(something available here)
or can I just avoid that?

Take your own time and will be back here, later :)

shaliniv said...

Hi dear,

Lovely pics so professional. Can i also have some tips please as my pics dont look so inviting ;)

Love this sandwich

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Bharathy said...

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Plagiarised!:(

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