Monday, September 26, 2011

Teriyaki Tofu Tango Sandwich

Here is the first of two sandwich recipes that I submitted to a contest, that didn't win.  So, even if they're losers to them, our family still thinks they're winners!  I'll post the other one a little later, so as not to deluge you with sandwiches, but here's my first entry.  This was actually quite tasty and very easy to make.  Hopefully, you'll love the tango, too.  I'm adjusting the recipe to feed five - the original recipe was meant to feed two.

Teriyaki Tofu Tango Sandwich


5 six inch long sandwich rolls
1 pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained, and sliced in ten rectangles, width wise
Your favorite teriyaki sauce, divided
Non-stick spray
5 baby bok choys or 1 regular bok choy, greens only, thinly sliced
1 cup of cilantro, green tops and with just the beginnings of stems
1/4 red onion, sliced thinly
2/3 cup roasted red bell pepper slices (jarred)


Marinate the tofu slices in a cup of the teriyaki sauce for at least a half an hour.  Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a cookie sheet with the non-stick spray and place the tofu slices on it.  Drizzle any extra marinade over the slices.  Bake for fifteen minutes, flip over the tofu, and continue baking for another fifteen minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool while you prepare the rest of the sandwich.  Baste about a teaspoon or so of teriyaki sauce on each of the inside slices of the rolls.  On the bottom half, divide the bok choy greens between the rolls.  Divide the cilantro sprigs on top of the bok choy, and the red onion on top of that.  Nestle two slices of tofu on top of the onion slices.  Top with the red bell peppers.  Fold the top of the roll over on everything.  Fresh and tasty.  Feeds five hungry vegans.


  1. Oh how enticing! It looks like such a perfectly built sandwich stuffed with yummies! Was it the Mezzetta contest, where you were supposed to make sandwiches using one or more of their peppers/olives etc?

    I was thinking of submitting a sandwich for that, but I never did.

    I definitely think your entry deserves the blue ribbon!

  2. I kept reading "tango" as "mango" but this sounds good enough as it is. I love roasted bell pepper!

  3. Mmmm! Reminds me of a vietnamese sub almost.

  4. Molly, thank you!

    Rose, you got it! I bet you would have submitted a perfect sandwich! Let's go for it next year. :-)

    FF, mango? Hmm, I think I could work with that in a future submission.

    Carissa, really? I've never made one, so I'll take your word for it. It was tasty, though. :-)

  5. Yum this sounds so tasty! It for sure sounds like a winner to me!!! I don't think I've made a sandwich out of tofu yet. This sounds like a good place to start. :o)

  6. Yeah, we should go for it next year. If I remember right, the first prize was a trip for two to Napa wine country, which sounds awesome. I meant to say above that your sandwich title was catchy too. :)

  7. Thanks, Michelle. You should give tofu sandwiches a try!

    Rose, the trip and $25K was the grand prize, quite an incentive.

  8. The sandwich probably would've won if you upped the red pepper strips to a whole cup. So close!