Crispy Tofu Sandwiches with Sweet Pea Greens Peanut Slaw

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Crispy Tofu Sandwiches with Sweet Pea Green Peanut Slaw

This post was sponsored by Organic Girl.  Thank you so much for supporting the brands that support me!

Wow, can you believe that today is October 1st?!  Although it feels like this summer really crept by, it seems like Fall is now here and I’m not quite ready for it.  Funny how that goes.  It doesn’t help that there is a high of 102 here today, but I can definitely feel a cool crispness in the air when I wake up in the morning so I know that cooler fall weather is just around the corner! 

Today we are talking delicious tofu sandwiches and sweet pea greens!  Have you guys seen these sweet pea greens from Organic Girl yet?  This lettuce mix is a nice change from your regular greens and contains lots of fresh sweet pea shoots.  When I first saw these, my mind immediately went to Asian food and peanut sauce and I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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I’m always making veggie burgers but sometimes the different components can take a little while to prepare.  So, I decided to make a filling sandwich that is fit for dinner but only takes about 30 minutes to make.  A lot of people don’t seem to like tofu or think that it is boring, but I’m convinced that is only because they haven’t had it prepared properly.  The tofu in these sandwiches is seasoned and then crisped up in a pan with some olive oil and tamari.  This preparation makes it really flavorful and gives it great texture.

Crispy Tofu Sandwiches with Sweet Pea Greens Peanut Slaw Steps

I then top the tofu sandwiches off with this awesome peanut-y crunchy slaw and this makes for a perfect vegetarian dinner that is fresh, filling and ready in 30 minutes :)

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Crispy Tofu Sandwiches with Sweet Pea Greens Peanut Slaw


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Sandwich, Gluten Free, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 container extra firm tofu, drained and dryed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Granulated garlic, to taste
  • Ground ginger, to taste
  • Tamari, to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns, gluten free if necessary

Sweet Pea Green Peanut Slaw:

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red pepper, 1 inch long
  • 1 cup thinly sliced purple cabbage, 1 inch long
  • 3 cups lightly packed Organic Girl sweet pea green mix
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon light yellow miso
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Lay the block of tofu on its side and cut in half. Then cut eat piece in half again on the diagonal. Season each piece with desired amount of granulated garlic and ground ginger. Add the oil to the pan and then add the tofu. Pour over desired amount of tamari (I use about 1 tablespoon). Cook the tofu until it is crispy and brown on each side, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add all of the slaw dressing ingredients to a blender and blend for 30 seconds, until creamy. Add the red pepper, cabbage and sweet pea mix to a large bowl and slowly pour about half the dressing over and mix until combined.
  3. Spread the remaining dressing on one side of each bun and layer with tofu and top with a large handful of slaw.

 

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    • She Likes Food says

      Isn’t it horrible?! Today was in the 90s and it felt so much better! Fall is finally on its way! Thanks Natalie :)

  1. says

    Oh my goodness! And this tofu is prepared deliciously! I’ll take it! That pea greens from OG sounds fabulous. Our local farm grow pea greens, and I eat them like mad early spring into Summer, but when they’re gone, they’re gone. So its so nice to see OG growing them. I’ll be on the lookout! Your dressing looks just fabulous and one I know I’d enjoy! You know I pinned this one to my favorite board! Thank you my dear!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Traci! I had never had them before but now I want to eat them all the time! They are so good! I also want to put peanut sauce on everything these days!

  2. says

    Hope the weather cools down a little bit for you. Love these sandwiches, Izzy! I am a huge fan of crispy tofu and it sounds perfect with the sweet pea greens!

  3. says

    These sammies look soooooooo fresh and clean! Organic Girl is my go-to for greens…I’m all about their supergreens blend and will have to try their sweet pea. I don’t have a whole lot of experience with tofu, but I have crisped it up in a cast iron skillet and looooved the way it turned out. That peanut slaw?! Amazing!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Julia!! I love all their greens too! And they have a good name so that helps, haha! Crispy tofu is the best :)

  4. says

    Your photos are seriously STUNNING! I am calling you up next time I shoot burgers…I just have the hardest time photographing burgers. These look so delicious, and I am totally intrigued by the tofu and sweet pea greens! Must try.

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Denise!! Haha, I’m kinda obsessed with taking pictures of burgers right now! The tofu really is so good! Especially if you are trying to eat more vegetarian :) I’m not sure the guys would like these though, haha!

  5. says

    I love these pictures, Izzy! I finally broke down and bought the 6D. I just got it yesterday and I can’t wait to use it. I need you to come teach me!! 😉

    And I love Organic Girl’s products but I haven’t tried the sweet pea blend yet. These burgers sound like a n amazing way to try it out. So many delicious flavors and textures!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you so much, Sarah! Yah! You will love it! I would totally teach you except for I feel like I probably don’t know how to use half of the features, lol! I should probably learn! The sweet pea blend is pretty delicious :)

  6. says

    That slaw!! Izzy these sound sooo good!

    It’s finally started to cool down a bit by us … along with tons of rain though! haha I guess I can’t have it all with the weather 😉

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Ashley! I’m jealous of your rain! Today was actually really nice out so I’m hoping it so smooth sailing from here on out :)

  7. says

    I love Organic Girl products, and these crispy tofu sandwiches look delicious! I love the peanut slaw you made — it sounds just perfect!

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