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Tofu Banh Mi

with Kimchi Mayonnaise

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dinner

This is one of our absolute favorite sandwiches, for two major reasons. First, we love kimchi! We’re big fans of all things fermented, and kimchi is no exception. It’s absolutely delicious, plus it contains infection-fighting probiotics and gut-friendly bacteria. Meanwhile, the tofu comes out of your oven tasting almost fried, but doesn’t require a drop of oil. You can thank us later — for now, dig in!

Comfort Foods Spring Recipes Nut-Free Leafy Greens Tofu Dinner
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SERVINGS
2
PREP & COOK TIME
45 min
CALORIES
506
FAT
32g
CARBOHYDRATES
28g
PROTEIN
18g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  2. 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  3. 1/3 cup potato starch
  4. 1 package firm tofu
  5. Parchment paper
  6. 3 oz radishes
  7. 2 oz mixed greens
  8. 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  9. 2 oz kimchi
  10. 2 ciabatta panini
  11. Salt and pepper*
  12. *Not included

TOOLS

  • Baking sheet

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Prep the tofu
Preheat your oven to 400 °F. In a medium bowl, mix the sweet chili sauce and soy sauce. Put the potato starch in a separate bowl. Drain the tofu and slice it lengthwise into 8 slim rectangles. Wrap each in a paper towel and gently press for a moment to remove some of the water. Lightly season the tofu with salt and pepper.
2
Bake the tofu steaks
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Working one-by-one, dip each piece of tofu in the soy-chili marinade. Next, coat each piece in the potato starch, dusting off any excess. Put the tofu slices on the parchment lined baking sheet about an inch apart, and bake until browned and crisp, about 15 to 20 minutes per side.
3
Prep the vegetables
Rinse and trim the ends from the radishes. Thinly slice them and set aside. Rinse the mixed greens. Set aside.
4
Make the kimchi mayo
Put the vegan mayonnaise in a small bowl. Add the liquid from the kimchi, and then roughly chop the kimchi. Add it to the bowl, and stir to combine. Cut the ciabatta in half lengthwise.
5
Build the banh mi
When the tofu is done baking, spread the kimchi mayonnaise on the ciabatta, and lay the crispy tofu steaks on top. Layer on the mixed greens and sliced radishes.
6
Plate and serve
Serve the tofu banh mi on plates. If you have any radish slices and mixed greens leftover, toss together and serve as a salad on the side. Enjoy!