BBQ Tofu Sandwich with Spicy Pineapple Relish
These yummy sandwiches are a great sweet, spicy and savory lunch dish perfect for a summer day! You can kick up the spice by adding a little more hot pepper or tone it down and eliminate it altogether.
- 1 cup diced pineapple
- 1 tbs evoo
- 1/2 cup red onion
- 1/3 cup minced mini bell pepper I like to use 1 of each color
- 1/4 cup jalapeño minced
- 1 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp minced cilantro
- Salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 lb super firm or extra firm tofu
- oil to cook tofu
- Chipotle vegan mayonnaise You can use regular vegan mayo also
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- bread or sandwich buns
Dice pineapple into small bite size chunks, no bigger than the tip of your thumb
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat
Pan fry the pineapple until it's lightly charred, about 5 minutes and remove from the pan.
In the same pan add the red onion, mini bell peppers, jalapeno, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for 5-7 minutes,
Combine the diced pineapple, the cooked bell pepper mixture, lime juice, cilantro, and salt and pepper. Put in fridge until ready to use.
Barbecue glazed tofu
Thinly slice the tofu. Wrap the tofu in a paper towel and place something heavy on top to press out the water for about 10 minutes, I do this as I prep and prepare the pineapple relish.
Heat a pan or griddle over medium heat and use a little oil in the pan to fry the tofu in a single layer for a couple of minutes on each side, or until golden.
Brush a layer of barbecue sauce over each side of the fried tofu slices and cook for 1 minute on each side, repeating until all tofu has been glazed.
Make your sandwiches
Toast the buns or bread
Spread vegan mayo on the inside of one piece of bread then layer barbecue glazed tofu,
Spread mashed avocado on the other slice of bread, add a little more bbq sauce
Top with pineapple relish, close up your sandwich.