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Miso Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich

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Miso Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich

Easy and super refreshing Miso Chili Garlic Tofu sandwich with cucumber, onion, carrots and herbs! Make just one sauce, marinade tofu in it, add sauce to the crunchy veggies, use leftover as dressing! Nutfree

side view of vegan garlic chili tofu sandwich on a chopping board

Summer is the peak season for sandwiches because they are portable and the perfect lunch to bring out to the garden for an outdoor meal. And the easier and quicker, the better. Because who wants to sweat over the stove during the hot season, right?

My new favorite vegan sandwich recipe is this Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich! Imagine biting into this meaty and perfectly flavored sweet and spicy Tofu Sandwich topped with marinated onions, carrots and cucumbers?

sliced vegan tofu sandwiches with chopped veggies on a wooden board

Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list. Trust me, all of the items are easy to find at any grocery store, and once you prep your ingredients, the sandwiches come together very easily.

The marinade with garlic, pepper flakes, soy sauce, lime and miso is so delicious! The marinated tofu is baked or grilled. Prep the marinated veggies, assemble and use leftover marinade over the greens or chili! The marinade does the heavy work and with fresh crunchy cucumber and onion and the delicious tofu, this will become your favorite sandwich! Don’t want to eat bread? Make it into a wrap with tortillas of choice! Try my gluten-free tortilla to make it Glutenfree.

Why you will love these easy marinated tofu sandwiches

  • the whole sandwich uses just one marinade! For the tofu, for the veggies and as a dressing !
  • The combination of garlic, pepper flakes, soy sauce and miso is fantabulous
  • marinate the tofu overnight for best results
  • this recipe is Nutfree and easily made gluten-free
  • This is a refreshing summer sandwich

a vegan chili garlic tofu sandwich on a wooden chopping board being sliced in the middle

How to serve and store: 

This tofu sandwich should be served shortly after assembling. If it sits out too long, the bread will start to get soggy so eat it fresh.

To make ahead, store veggies and tofu separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

More vegan sandwich recipes:

Print Recipe

Chili Garlic Tofu Summer Sandwich

This Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich is sweet, spicy and savory and very hearty! Filled with baked marinated tofu and crunchy veggies, this is a great portable lunch or light dinner for the warm season. Nutfree

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time30 mins

Marinating10 mins

Total Time50 mins

Course: dinner, lunch

Cuisine: American

Keyword: tofu sandwich

Servings: 3

Calories: 311kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

For Marinade:

  • 1.5 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari sauce for gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon miso
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

For Tofu:

  • 14 ounces (400 g) of firm or extra firm tofu pressed for at least 15-20 minutes and sliced as you like

For Sandwich:

  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced onion
  • Chopped lettuce as needed
  • Chopped cilantro as needed
  • 1/4 cup Julienned carrots optional
  • Green onions and cilantro for garnish
  • Soft baguette or panini bread or rolls makes at least 3 sandwiches

Instructions

  • Make the marinade; in a large bowl add all the marinade ingredients and mix well.

  • Press and mix the miso on the edges of the bowl so that it mixes in.

  • Once everything is mixed in, add the sliced and pressed tofu and let it sit for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the tofu from the marinade and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush some more marinade sauce on top of the tofu slices and bake it at 400ºF  for 20-30 minutes or until the marinade has dried up and the tofu is crisp.

  • Remove the tofu from the oven and set it aside.

  • Meanwhile, mix the cucumber, onion, and carrots in the remaining marinade and toss well to coat.

  • Assemble the sandwich; you can use fresh or toasted bread. Add a layer of lettuce to the sandwich then top it with tofu slices. Add the marinated cucumber, onion, and carrots (fish them out and place on on top of the tofu slices.)

  • Add some cilantro, green onion, and a dash of black pepper. Drizzle the remaining marinade all over, and top it with the other bread slice. Slice and serve.

Notes

Recipe Notes:
This sandwich is best served fresh. Otherwise, the bread can get a bit soggy from the marinade.  Keep the marinated tofu and toppings separated until you are ready to assemble the sandwiches and serve. You can always toss the bread and serve it as a warm sandwich.

To make this recipe gluten-free use gluten-free bread or some lettuce leaves and add tofu to the lettuce leaves and top it with the cucumber, onion, carrots, cilantro, green onion, and black pepper, and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Chili Garlic Tofu Summer Sandwich

Amount Per Serving

Calories 311
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 675mg29%

Potassium 198mg6%

Carbohydrates 44g15%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 18g20%

Protein 17g34%

Vitamin A 2006IU40%

Vitamin C 5mg6%

Calcium 212mg21%

Iron 9mg50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

side view of a vegan chili garlic tofu sandwich on a chopping board
Ingredients:

  • firm or extra firm tofu is best to use here. It is pressed for at least 15-20 minutes and then sliced as you like
  • marinade: we combine soy sauce and miso with maple syrup, lime juice, and rice vinegar for that sweet and spicy marinade
  • we use pepper flakes, fresh garlic, and salt to season the tofu marinade
  • for toppings, we add sliced cucumber, onion, lettuce, cilantro, and julienned carrots, and green onions
  • for the bread, use what you like – soft baguette or panini bread or rolls

Tips:

  • This sandwich is best served fresh. Otherwise, the bread can get a bit soggy from the marinade.  Keep the marinated tofu and toppings separated until you are ready to assemble the sandwiches and serve. You can always toast the bread and serve it as a warm sandwich.
  • To save time, look for extra-firm tofu that is not water-packed. These brands of tofu do not need to be pressed.
  • To make this recipe gluten-free use gluten-free bread or some lettuce leaves and add tofu to the lettuce leaves and top it with the cucumber, onion, carrots, cilantro, green onion, and black pepper, and serve.
  • to make this Soyfree, use seitan or chikin subs, marinate and grill and assemble

ingredients needed for making vegan tofu sandwiches

How to make Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich:

Make the marinade; in a large bowl add all the marinade ingredients and mix well.
Press and mix the miso on the edges of the bowl so that it mixes in.

a small bowl with vegan tofu marinade

 

vegan tofu marinade with chili

Once everything is mixed in, add the sliced and pressed tofu and let it sit for 10 minutes.

sliced tofu being added to a bowl with marinade

slices of pressed marinated tofu in a small bowl

Remove the tofu from the marinade and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

marinated tofu cubes on a sheetpan ready for baking

Brush some more marinade sauce on top of the tofu slices and bake it at 400ºF  for 20-30 minutes or until the marinade has dried up and the tofu is crisp.

baked marinated chili garlic tofu on a sheetpan

Remove the tofu from the oven and set it aside.

cucumber and onion slices in a small bowl

Meanwhile, mix the cucumber, onion, and carrots in the remaining marinade and toss well to coat.

marinated cucumber and onion slices in a small bowl

Assemble the sandwich; you can use fresh or toasted bread.

two bread halves topped with chopped lettuce

Add a layer of lettuce to the sandwich then top it with tofu slices.

a sandwich being assembled with lettuce and baked chili garlic tofu

Add the marinated cucumber, onion, and carrots. Just place them on top of the tofu slices.

assembled chili garlic tofu sandwiches on a chopping board

Add some cilantro, green onion, and a dash of black pepper. Drizzle the remaining marinade all over, and top it with the other bread slice. Slice and serve.

vegan chili garlic tofu sandwiches on a chopping board

I have a feeling that everyone is going to love this simple chili garlic tofu sandwich recipe.

a vegan lunch sandwich sliced in the middle filled with baked tofu and topped with veggies
Storage

store the tofu, marinated or in marinated veggies, lettuce etc separately. Layer and assemble as needed

 

Miso Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich

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Miso Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich

side view of vegan garlic chili tofu sandwich on a chopping board

Miso Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich

Easy and super refreshing Miso Chili Garlic Tofu sandwich with cucumber, onion, carrots and herbs! Make just one sauce, marinade tofu in it, add sauce to the crunchy veggies, use leftover as dressing! Nutfree

side view of vegan garlic chili tofu sandwich on a chopping board

Summer is the peak season for sandwiches because they are portable and the perfect lunch to bring out to the garden for an outdoor meal. And the easier and quicker, the better. Because who wants to sweat over the stove during the hot season, right?

My new favorite vegan sandwich recipe is this Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich! Imagine biting into this meaty and perfectly flavored sweet and spicy Tofu Sandwich topped with marinated onions, carrots and cucumbers?

sliced vegan tofu sandwiches with chopped veggies on a wooden board

Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list. Trust me, all of the items are easy to find at any grocery store, and once you prep your ingredients, the sandwiches come together very easily.

The marinade with garlic, pepper flakes, soy sauce, lime and miso is so delicious! The marinated tofu is baked or grilled. Prep the marinated veggies, assemble and use leftover marinade over the greens or chili! The marinade does the heavy work and with fresh crunchy cucumber and onion and the delicious tofu, this will become your favorite sandwich! Don’t want to eat bread? Make it into a wrap with tortillas of choice! Try my gluten-free tortilla to make it Glutenfree.

Why you will love these easy marinated tofu sandwiches

  • the whole sandwich uses just one marinade! For the tofu, for the veggies and as a dressing !
  • The combination of garlic, pepper flakes, soy sauce and miso is fantabulous
  • marinate the tofu overnight for best results
  • this recipe is Nutfree and easily made gluten-free
  • This is a refreshing summer sandwich

a vegan chili garlic tofu sandwich on a wooden chopping board being sliced in the middle

How to serve and store: 

This tofu sandwich should be served shortly after assembling. If it sits out too long, the bread will start to get soggy so eat it fresh.

To make ahead, store veggies and tofu separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

More vegan sandwich recipes:

Print Recipe

Chili Garlic Tofu Summer Sandwich

This Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich is sweet, spicy and savory and very hearty! Filled with baked marinated tofu and crunchy veggies, this is a great portable lunch or light dinner for the warm season. Nutfree

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time30 mins

Marinating10 mins

Total Time50 mins

Course: dinner, lunch

Cuisine: American

Keyword: tofu sandwich

Servings: 3

Calories: 311kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

For Marinade:

  • 1.5 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari sauce for gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon miso
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

For Tofu:

  • 14 ounces (400 g) of firm or extra firm tofu pressed for at least 15-20 minutes and sliced as you like

For Sandwich:

  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced onion
  • Chopped lettuce as needed
  • Chopped cilantro as needed
  • 1/4 cup Julienned carrots optional
  • Green onions and cilantro for garnish
  • Soft baguette or panini bread or rolls makes at least 3 sandwiches

Instructions

  • Make the marinade; in a large bowl add all the marinade ingredients and mix well.

  • Press and mix the miso on the edges of the bowl so that it mixes in.

  • Once everything is mixed in, add the sliced and pressed tofu and let it sit for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the tofu from the marinade and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush some more marinade sauce on top of the tofu slices and bake it at 400ºF  for 20-30 minutes or until the marinade has dried up and the tofu is crisp.

  • Remove the tofu from the oven and set it aside.

  • Meanwhile, mix the cucumber, onion, and carrots in the remaining marinade and toss well to coat.

  • Assemble the sandwich; you can use fresh or toasted bread. Add a layer of lettuce to the sandwich then top it with tofu slices. Add the marinated cucumber, onion, and carrots (fish them out and place on on top of the tofu slices.)

  • Add some cilantro, green onion, and a dash of black pepper. Drizzle the remaining marinade all over, and top it with the other bread slice. Slice and serve.

Notes

Recipe Notes:
This sandwich is best served fresh. Otherwise, the bread can get a bit soggy from the marinade.  Keep the marinated tofu and toppings separated until you are ready to assemble the sandwiches and serve. You can always toss the bread and serve it as a warm sandwich.

To make this recipe gluten-free use gluten-free bread or some lettuce leaves and add tofu to the lettuce leaves and top it with the cucumber, onion, carrots, cilantro, green onion, and black pepper, and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Chili Garlic Tofu Summer Sandwich

Amount Per Serving

Calories 311
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 675mg29%

Potassium 198mg6%

Carbohydrates 44g15%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 18g20%

Protein 17g34%

Vitamin A 2006IU40%

Vitamin C 5mg6%

Calcium 212mg21%

Iron 9mg50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

side view of a vegan chili garlic tofu sandwich on a chopping board
Ingredients:

  • firm or extra firm tofu is best to use here. It is pressed for at least 15-20 minutes and then sliced as you like
  • marinade: we combine soy sauce and miso with maple syrup, lime juice, and rice vinegar for that sweet and spicy marinade
  • we use pepper flakes, fresh garlic, and salt to season the tofu marinade
  • for toppings, we add sliced cucumber, onion, lettuce, cilantro, and julienned carrots, and green onions
  • for the bread, use what you like – soft baguette or panini bread or rolls

Tips:

  • This sandwich is best served fresh. Otherwise, the bread can get a bit soggy from the marinade.  Keep the marinated tofu and toppings separated until you are ready to assemble the sandwiches and serve. You can always toast the bread and serve it as a warm sandwich.
  • To save time, look for extra-firm tofu that is not water-packed. These brands of tofu do not need to be pressed.
  • To make this recipe gluten-free use gluten-free bread or some lettuce leaves and add tofu to the lettuce leaves and top it with the cucumber, onion, carrots, cilantro, green onion, and black pepper, and serve.
  • to make this Soyfree, use seitan or chikin subs, marinate and grill and assemble

ingredients needed for making vegan tofu sandwiches

How to make Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich:

Make the marinade; in a large bowl add all the marinade ingredients and mix well.
Press and mix the miso on the edges of the bowl so that it mixes in.

a small bowl with vegan tofu marinade

 

vegan tofu marinade with chili

Once everything is mixed in, add the sliced and pressed tofu and let it sit for 10 minutes.

sliced tofu being added to a bowl with marinade

slices of pressed marinated tofu in a small bowl

Remove the tofu from the marinade and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

marinated tofu cubes on a sheetpan ready for baking

Brush some more marinade sauce on top of the tofu slices and bake it at 400ºF  for 20-30 minutes or until the marinade has dried up and the tofu is crisp.

baked marinated chili garlic tofu on a sheetpan

Remove the tofu from the oven and set it aside.

cucumber and onion slices in a small bowl

Meanwhile, mix the cucumber, onion, and carrots in the remaining marinade and toss well to coat.

marinated cucumber and onion slices in a small bowl

Assemble the sandwich; you can use fresh or toasted bread.

two bread halves topped with chopped lettuce

Add a layer of lettuce to the sandwich then top it with tofu slices.

a sandwich being assembled with lettuce and baked chili garlic tofu

Add the marinated cucumber, onion, and carrots. Just place them on top of the tofu slices.

assembled chili garlic tofu sandwiches on a chopping board

Add some cilantro, green onion, and a dash of black pepper. Drizzle the remaining marinade all over, and top it with the other bread slice. Slice and serve.

vegan chili garlic tofu sandwiches on a chopping board

I have a feeling that everyone is going to love this simple chili garlic tofu sandwich recipe.

a vegan lunch sandwich sliced in the middle filled with baked tofu and topped with veggies
Storage

store the tofu, marinated or in marinated veggies, lettuce etc separately. Layer and assemble as needed

 

Miso Chili Garlic Tofu Sandwich