Marinated Tofu Sandwiches – A Lunchtime Favorite

Marinated Tofu w/ Ste Martaen Smoked Gouda vegan cheese

Marinated Tofu w/ Ste Martaen Smoked Gouda vegan cheese

Sandwiches may possibly be the world’s most perfect meal.  Two slices of bread bookending an endless array of combinations.  I can eat anything between two slices of bread…and I mean anything.

R U serious…anything?

Let’s see…I have eaten spaghetti sandwiches, mac n’ cheese sandwiches, beans n’ rice sandwiches, Vegenaise and ketchup sandwiches, cucumber and cheese sandwiches, hummus sandwiches, bean curd sandwiches, lasagna sandwiches, seaweed and couscous sandwiches…the list goes on.  I think you get the point…I love sandwiches.  But besides eating whatever is leftover from last night’s dinner in between two pieces of bread, I can make some rather wonderful sandwiches – really, I can.

The Marinated Tofu sandwich is definitely one of my favorites.  It is full of flavor and great to send to school in your vegan child’s lunchbox.

You’ll need:

slice tofu

  • One block of Extra Firm Tofu sliced in 1/4 inch pieces – this should yield about 12 to 13 pieces

Line the troops up

  • Layer and arrange in a dish to await the marinade

The Liquids:

Liquid love

when it's good

  • Drizzle olive oil and liquid amino over the sliced tofu

The Dry Seasonings:

dry dry baby

  • 1/2 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

more flavor

  • Add your dry seasonings to the party and work into the tofu.  You’ll need to flip, rotate and massage the tofu to distribute all of that luscious flavor.

all mixed in

Now that your flavors are all mixed in, you can serve immediately or marinate overnight to intensify the flavors.  I usually serve right away because I am impatient…and greedy!

For your sandwich assembly:

Stop, veggie time!

Alright everybody…STOP!…It’s veggie time!

  • Lettuce leaves – washed and dried (I am using red leaf here)
  • Plum tomatoes – sliced
  • Green onions – finely sliced


And of course, Vegenaise.  We are using the Grapeseed variety, or purple label, because it utilizes the healthiest oil.

Let’s put this sammie together, shall we?

slather the bread

  • Spread a little or a lot of Vegenaise on your bread and sprinkle some dried oregano and granulated kelp.

almost there

  • Add your marinated tofu to one side of the bread and drizzle some of the marinade on the other side for that extra punch of mouth watering, spectacular sandwich flavor

top w/ onions

  • Add some green onions

ste martaen smoked gouda

add vegan cheese

  • Add the Smoked Gouda vegan cheese

add tomatoes

  • Add tomatoes, then lettuce.

the beauty

Another masterpiece.  Job well done!  Serve with some of your favorite chips or some Goodness Rice Cakes and you have yourself a terrific lunch or light dinner.

Mouthwatering good!

A bonafide winner!  For you and your children.


Now that’s good eatin’!

Nahum St. Martin

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19 comments on “Marinated Tofu Sandwiches – A Lunchtime Favorite”

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  2. whitney

    Could you replace the oil with something else, for the sake of Orthodox Lent?

  3. nahum

    You can marinate these w/o oil and be very satisfied with the result…try it out.

  4. Corinne

    yum, yum, yum-o, dinner is served and tasty!

  5. Aurora

    Wow that look absolutely delicious!! I have to make it someday.

  6. Jennifer

    Don’t you think it is a bit ridiculous to go through all that trouble and then feed your child chips?

  7. laviyah

    We’re too greedy/hungry to wait around for baking when it tastes so good as it is! lol! If you try baking it, let us know how it turns out. 😉

  8. nahum

    I’ve been vegan for 17 years and I’m still learning everyday to live a stronger and healthier life

  9. Sam

    Is the Bragg’ s Liquid Amino required? What can I replace it with?

  10. laviyah

    I’m sure that soy sauce or lemon juice would work well. The recipe can be adapted to whatever your specific tastes or health needs are. 😉

  11. spinflux

    This looks delicious. I marinate tofu and nom it raw all the time, but I never thought of adding nutritional yeast. Thanks for the recipe! Lovely photos.

    That cheese block looks like heaven as well.

    I am not following the person who objected to chips? The fat? I guess for some it’s about staying thin but chips aren’t too fattening if you only eat about ten at a time. Yummm.

  12. Mel

    I baked the marinated tofu along with some french rolls (slathered in a garlic herb margarine) for about 15-20mins at 350 degrees. I also sprinkled the tomatoes with salt, pepper, dried basil and drizzled balsamic vinaigrette over them. It was sooooooo good!!!! Thanks for the recipe.

  13. laviyah

    Wow! I want your variation! Sounds yummy!

  14. Vonnie

    My daughter and I love this recipe! It travels well for lunches with fruit for her classes. I make up a big batch of the seasonings and keep it in a spice jar always ready to go. Tried to make the marinade ahead of time also but didn’t think about the EVOO i use not being able to get cold. Lesson learned. : ) Thanks for your wonderful recipes.

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  16. Lisa

    Home from work, tired, hungry, what to make??? Had the tofu and remembered bookmarking this recipe…had everything to make it except fresh tomato. Fast, easy and DELICIOUS. My new favorite. Can’t wait to have it with wonderful home grown tomatoes. YUM!

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