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Fast & Easy Dinner: Tofu Sandwich With Peanut-Ginger Sauce

Fast & Easy Dinner: Tofu Sandwich With Peanut-Ginger Sauce

Tonight, be inspired by Tom Colicchio's philosophy to "craft a sandwich into a meal and a meal into a sandwich" and make this complex vegetarian dish. It combines char-broiled vegetables with crisp, golden brown tofu.

A peanut butter sesame oil sauce ensures that the sandwich is moist and delicious. Even if you don't put it together for dinner, it's an awesome portable lunch, so get the recipe and


Tofu Sandwich With Peanut-Ginger Sauce

Tofu Sandwich With Peanut-Ginger Sauce

Tofu Sandwich With Peanut-Ginger Sauce


1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1 red bell pepper, cut into 4 long panels
2 teaspoons olive oil
6 ounces Thai-flavored baked tofu, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 tablespoons natural unsweetened peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
3/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 (4 ounces) 8-inch whole-wheat baguette, or wholegrain baguette , halved horizontally
Radish sprouts for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat broiler with rack 4 inches from heat source. Place onion slices and pepper, skin side up, on a broiler pan. Broil, turning onion over halfway through cooking time, until peppers are blistered and onion is lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel skin off pepper. Cut pepper into thick strips.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute tofu until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil, and ginger. Toss reserved vegetables with remaining 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil.
  4. Spread peanut-butter mixture on bottom side of bread. Top with tofu and vegetables. Place other piece of bread on top. Cut in half to make two sandwiches. Wrap tightly in foil and refrigerate for up to two days. Serve with radish sprouts on the side, if desired.

Serves 2.

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aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
I've never been able to get into tofu.
miznic miznic 6 years
bluebellknoll - I just used regular tofu, tastes just as tasty... but there is a brand that does tofu of a number of different flavors - MarJon, I think, is the name of the brand...
miznic miznic 6 years
I made a modified version of this for my lunch (didn't have peanut butter, but did have peanuts) - and it was wonderful. I agree with the poster above, thanks for putting out more veggy stuff. :D
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
I've never heard of thai flavored baked tofu that you can buy in the store. Is this something that has to be prepared at home?
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