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Tofu and Almond Butter Sandwich

Okay look, I know it sounds weird…

I have been eating this strange-sounding #vegan sandwich for almost 10 years, and it's a personal favorite! | spachethespatula.com #recipeThis is one of those recipes that you just have to trust with me with. Almond butter, cucumber, and tofu covered in soy sauce sounds extremely peculiar—I am aware! But I promise it just works!

This is a sandwich I have been eating for seriously close to 10 years. I never shared it before now because, well, I thought it was too “out there” for the masses, but dammit, this is my blog and this is what I like to eat!

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I like using crunchy almond butter. This one I just got from the grind-you-own machine at the grocery store, and it’s awesome. Actually, though, I prefer raw almond butter even more on this sandwich, but I was too lazy to buy raw almonds and make my own when this roasted almond butter was readily available. Both will work, and both will be amazing, so just use whichever you want (you could even try using other nut butter like peanut or cashew).

I have been eating this strange-sounding #vegan sandwich for almost 10 years, and it's a personal favorite! | spachethespatula.com #recipe I have been eating this strange-sounding #vegan sandwich for almost 10 years, and it's a personal favorite! | spachethespatula.com #recipeI soak the tofu in soy sauce for like 15 minutes before I cook it. It adds a saltiness and gives the tofu some moisture and flavor. Then, I either dry sear it or add a little olive oil to a pan and sear it till it forms a browned crust.

Sometimes, I leave off the arugula on the sandwich, or swap them for sprouts. Sometimes I toss the arugula in olive oil and lemon juice first. Sometimes I make this a wrap instead of a sandwich. Do what feels right, lol.

I have been eating this strange-sounding #vegan sandwich for almost 10 years, and it's a personal favorite! | spachethespatula.com #recipeReally, anyway you eat it is delicious, but the cucumbers are an absolute MUST. They add a crunchy, refreshing moisture to the sandwich that is just super delicious.

Check out my ferocious dog demolishing that bone. It’s an interesting juxtaposition against this vegan sandwich, isn’t it? Hahaha

I have been eating this strange-sounding #vegan sandwich for almost 10 years, and it's a personal favorite! | spachethespatula.com #recipe

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Tofu and Almond Butter Sandwich

Yield: 1 sandwich

Ingredients:

  • firm tofu, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick squares that can easily fit on a sandwich
  • soy sauce
  • olive oil
  • 2 slices multigrain bread
  • 1 and 1/2 to 2 tbsp crunchy almond butter
  • 1/3 of a cucumber, sliced very thinly
  • 1/4 cup baby arugula

Directions:

  1. Pour enough soy sauce over your tofu to coat it, and allow to sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add a teaspoon or so of olive oil (I usually grab a paper towel and wipe the oil around on the pan so it's a super thin, even coating). Add in the tofu in a single layer and cook for about 3 minutes per side, or unto a golden brown crust has formed on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Toast your bread, and spread half of the almond butter over each slice.
  4. Layer on your ingredients, and enjoy!

I have been eating this strange-sounding #vegan sandwich for almost 10 years, and it's a personal favorite! | spachethespatula.com #recipe

   

4 Responses to “Tofu and Almond Butter Sandwich”

  1. Amanda — February 11, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Yes!! I will be making one this week! 

    • Rachael replied: — February 11th, 2016 @ 1:59 pm

      😉

  2. Paige — February 13, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you a hundred Thank You’s! I’ve just fallen in love with almond butter but only have almond butter n strawberry jam on 12 grain bread, as my almond butter recipe😟  Then I found your beautiful sandwich! I love tofu, multi grain bread plus everything else on your sandwich. No real LOVE for cukes but I do have a LIKE for them. All is good. Too bad it’s almost midnight & I just can’t sleep or I’d go fetch ingred’s I don’t have. I’ll have to wait. But again…THANK YOU!!

    • Rachael replied: — February 14th, 2016 @ 8:37 pm

      I hope you’ll love this sandwich as much as I do! It seems so bizarre but it’s soo yummy!

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