Though vegetarian BBQ may be an oxymoron, once you take a bite of this delicious tofu sandwich topped with coleslaw and dill pickles you won’t mind the contradiction. Serve with: Baked beans and corn on the cob.
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
- One 14-ounce package extra-firm or firm water-packed tofu, drained
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce
- 1 1/2 cups coleslaw mix (see Note) or finely shredded cabbage
- 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
- 4 dill pickle sandwich slices
- Note: Look for preshredded cabbage-and-carrot “coleslaw mix” near other prepared vegetables in the produce section.
Place the onion in a small bowl, cover with cold water and set aside. Stand the tofu on its long narrow side. Cut lengthwise into 4 rectangular slabs, each about 1/2-inch thick, and pat dry. Sprinkle with the salt.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu slabs (depending on the size of your pan, the tofu may slope up the sides a little). Cook until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to low. Add the barbecue sauce and carefully turn the tofu to coat with the sauce. Cover and cook for 3 minutes more.
Meanwhile, combine the coleslaw (or cabbage), mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic powder and pepper in a medium bowl. Drain the onion.
To assemble sandwiches, place about 1/3 cup of the coleslaw (or cabbage) mixture on each bun and top with a tofu slab, a pickle slice and a few onion slices. Spread any sauce remaining in the pan on the top buns.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
259 calories; 10g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 724mg sodium; 32g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 12g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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