A recipe like this juicy vegan tofu sandwich with smoked mayo takes me back to earlier this year when we were travelling through the West Coast of the US. More specifically, the amazing places we ate at in Portland and Seattle that inspired this recipe, and many others.
The delicious sandwiches, burritos, burgers and wraps we ate were out of this world. But honestly, this one is right in there with the best of them.
My husband Michael and I wanted to experiment in the kitchen together and create a tofu sandwich that would make any vegan proud to serve friends and family. Mainly to those who believe that all vegans eat is salad (eg. rabbit food). This sandwich can compete with any other, vegan or not!
The secret behind this vegan tofu sandwich
A lot of it has to come down to how you marinate the tofu and the sauce you pair with it.
I like to create recipes with ingredients that most people would already have in their pantry.
The one thing that I did buy which we don’t always have (and I personally wouldn’t use it for anything else then marinate) is the vegan fish sauce. The smell is so overpowering, and we didn’t really find the right fit for how to use it besides in this recipe. If you don’t have access to it, just using the garlic powder and tamari sauce, that will work just as well.
Perfect sandwich for a warm day
This recipe isn’t something we frequently eat in our house, but with the weather warming up, it felt like the right time to share it. I know all of you around the world that aren’t in Australia are all going into Autumn/Fall but I think it’s also very fitting for that season with a nice kombucha or beer.