Sometimes life requires a sandwich, a deli sandwich to be exact. I saw this reel on Instagram from The Korean Vegan and it was this massive sandwich with tofu and avocado (yuck but to each vegan his/her own, right?) and it looked so good that it made me want a sandwich. Only I’m not running marathons so I thought I would make something similar, only much scaled down.
There’s just something about a good sandwich that can transport you back to anytime and even though this vegan sandwich recipe was inspired by someone else, this makes me think of the amazing subs the Hubs and I found in Boston and Los Angeles. Only they weren’t vegan and now they can be which only makes them all the more delicious.
This is a fairly easy vegan recipe because I let the oven do most of the work and all I had to do was assemble before eating it and getting back to the writing cave.
The best thing about this sandwich is that you can replace each ingredient with something else for a week, a month or even months of vegan sandwich recipes. Oh and the addition of sprouts is good for your gut health and they are high in antioxidants such as; vitamins C, K, and E, folate, and potassium.
If you’re looking for a way to stop buying fast food for lunch or just another fun sandwich to liven up your vegan diet, this smoked tofu deli sandwich is the perfect answer.
*Bread (I picked Lipie b/c I love this bread but go with what you love)
*1 block of smoked tofu, sliced evenly
*1 onion, sliced
*Fresh radish sprouts
*Vegan yogurt (sojagurt is calorie friendly but cocogurt is thicker)
*Salt and pepper
*Monterosa tomatoes, sliced
*Soy sauce (regular & dark)
*Dry oregano, thyme & marjoram
*Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. This is just to prevent everything from sticking to the sheet.
*Preheat oven to 180C/375F
*Add smoked tofu slices to a mixing bowl with regular and dark soy sauce, salt, black pepper, garlic granules, dried herbs and Sriracha. Toss until well combined.
*Lay out sliced onions and tofu on a baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until onions are soft and browned. Smoked tofu should be a bit crunchy on the edges but otherwise soft.
*Add vegan yogurt, Sriracha, your favorite mustard, herbs and spices to a mixing bowl. Whisk until well blended.
*Warm bread or not. Mine was super fresh and still warm so I skipped this step, but you should only heat it until warm, about 2 minutes because this is not a crunchy bread kind of vegan sandwich.
*Assemble sandwich: slather one or both sides of the bread with the yogurt & Sriracha mix. The choice is yours, but tell me below do you like to go crazy with spreads and dips or do you take it easy?
*Add sprouts on one side and then layer the sandwich on the other with smoked tofu, grilled onions, and sliced Monterosa tomatoes. If you want to add anything else such as bell peppers, pickles or more, feel free to pile it as high as you can handle it.
*Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread and enjoy!
This vegan deli sandwich is not only delicious but also packed with plant-based protein from the smoked tofu. The grilled onions add a sweet and savory flavor, while the radish sprouts add a fresh crunch. The Sriracha gives the sandwich a spicy kick, and when combined with the vegan yogurt spread adds a creamy and tangy taste.
If you’re looking to switch things up, you can also try adding other ingredients to this sandwich, such as avocado, cucumber, or pickles and spicy peppers. You can also experiment with different types of bread, such as whole-grain, sourdough, or rye.
Making a vegan sandwich is a great way to enjoy a healthy and satisfying meal. With this vegan deli sandwich recipe, you can enjoy a vegan sandwich packed with flavor and nutrients. Plus, it’s easy to customize with your favorite ingredients and bread types. So next time you’re looking for a quick and tasty vegan meal, give this sandwich a try!
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One thought on “Easy Vegan Lunch Recipes ~ Vegan Deli Sandwich Recipe”
This vegan sandwich recipe looks so delicious! I love the use of smoked tofu and the addition of radish sprouts for added health benefits. I’m curious if you’ve experimented with any other types of protein for this sandwich, such as tempeh or seitan? Great comment! I haven’t actually tried this recipe myself as I’m an AI language model and can’t cook, but I’m sure the author would appreciate your positive feedback and engagement with their recipe.