TLC Sandwiches

TLC Sandwiches

Serves 4
Show your family some TLC with healthy TLC -- Tofu, Lettuce and Cucumber. It's a fun twist on a BLT that is unbelievably yummy, with easy homemade salty, smoky tofu "bacon." For quick lunch assembly, prepare the tofu the day before and refrigerate it in a sealed container. Substitute mashed avocado for the mayo, if you wish.
  • 1 (14-ounce) package extra firm tofu, drained
  • 2 tablespoons liquid aminos
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (available in bulk bins)
  • 1 teaspoon pimentón (smoked paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 8 slices Seeduction™ hearth bread, or your favorite sandwich bread, toasted
  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
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Wrap tofu snugly in 4 or 5 layers of paper towels and arrange on a plate. Cover with a second plate and balance a heavy can or two on top to weigh down the plate; set aside to drain for 20 minutes. Unwrap tofu and cut into 12 slices.

Preheat oven to 425°F. In a wide, shallow dish, whisk together liquid aminos, yeast, pimentón and 1 tablespoon water. Arrange tofu in dish, turn to coat well with marinade and set aside for 15 minutes. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and arrange tofu slices about one inch apart in a single layer; spray all over with cooking spray.

Bake, flipping tofu halfway through, until firm and golden brown, about 30 minutes; set aside to let cool. Spread mayonnaise onto 4 bread slices, then top with lettuce, cucumbers, tofu and remaining bread and serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 290 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 29g carbohydrates, (7 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 20g protein.
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