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Pesto Tofu Salad Sandwich Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This vegan tofu pesto salad sandwich is a protein packed no-cook recipe, and is a great light lunch or dinner to make with pesto sauce.  This flavorful sandwich is loaded with fresh basil, walnuts, olive oil, and your favorite tofu for a healthy homemade meal in minutes.
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This delicious vegan pesto tofu salad sandwich recipe combines two of my favorite things to cook with: tofu, and pesto sauce! As you may know, I am a total tofu junkie – I have over 50 different tofu recipes on this site, and we enjoy it almost everyday. It’s so versatile that you can fry it, bake it, blend it into sauces, and of course use it as a delicious and healthy sandwich filling!  I also love making pesto out of any extra greens we have: basil, spinach, parsley, and even garden fresh mustard and turnip greens.  The combination of rich and flavorful pesto sauce, combined with the creaminess and heartiness of the tofu make for one filling and delicious lunch.

This Pesto Tofu Salad Sandwich Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Flavorful
  • Fresh
  • Herby
  • Simple
  • A great no-cook lunch recipe
  • Ready in 5 to 10 minutes!
  • Vegan, gluten free, high protein, and SO yummy!

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A Great Vegan No-Cook Lunch Recipe in 10 Minutes

This no-cook vegan tofu pesto salad is a quick and simple recipe.  I love a good no-cook recipe for those days when I’m not feeling like standing around the stove, or for summer nights when it’s too hot to cook. I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here!  This tofu salad comes together in about 5 to 10 minutes, and doesn’t require the stove or microwave to make. Just use a few pantry staple ingredients and you have a healthy meal ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

What’s In This Pesto Tofu Salad Recipe?

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Grow Sprouts Indoors for A Nutritious Crunch All Year Long!

I love piling on the sprouts to any sandwich I make. I grow my own sprouts all year long on my kitchen counters… and believe me, it couldn’t be easier!  All you need are some sprouting seeds (I like these alfalfa seeds, and these bean sprouts), wide-mouth mason jars, sprouting lids, and some tap water. An endless supply of sprouts will be at your culinary fingertips anytime. I love grabbing a handful of alfalfa sprouts to add to a sandwich or a wrap, or adding a handful of bean sprouts to stir fries or ramen soup. I put together a list of all my favorite sprouting supplies – so you can enjoy fresh sprouts any time!

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How Do I Make Tofu Pesto Salad?

  1. Add the tofu to a large bowl, and mash with a fork until the tofu breaks down to a thick consistency, similar to the texture of egg salad.
  2. Toast the walnuts over low heat in a sauce pan – the nuts should be fully toasted after about 3 to 4 minutes, so make sure to watch and stir with a wooden spoon so they don’t burn.
  3. In a food processor or blender, add basil, parsley, toasted walnuts, garlic, pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Pulse a few times to break down the greens.
  4. Mix on low and pour in the olive oil until the pesto is a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper, taste, and adjust seasonings as desired.  Toss pesto with the tofu and mix well to combine.
  5. To make the sandwich, add the tofu pesto filling to slices of gluten free sandwich bread or to a lettuce or cassava wrap… and enjoy!

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Other Filling Vegan Sandwich Recipes You’ll Love!

Crispy Tahini Tofu Wraps (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

Tzatziki Grilled Cheese Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Tofu Shawarma Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Pesto Tofu Salad Sandwich (Vegan, GF)

The Herbeevore
This vegan tofu pesto salad sandwich is a protein packed no-cook recipe, and is a great light lunch or dinner to make with pesto sauce.  This flavorful sandwich is loaded with fresh basil, walnuts, olive oil, and your favorite tofu for a healthy homemade meal in minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 374 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add the tofu to a large bowl, and mash with a fork until the tofu breaks down to a thick consistency, similar to the texture of egg salad.
  • Toast the walnuts over low heat in a sauce pan – the nuts should be fully toasted after about 3 to 4 minutes, so make sure to watch and stir with a wooden spoon so they don’t burn.
  • In a food processor or blender, add basil, parsley, toasted walnuts, garlic, pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Pulse a few times to break down the greens.
  • Mix on low and pour in the olive oil until the pesto is a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper, taste, and adjust seasonings as desired.  Toss pesto with the tofu and mix well to combine.
  • To make the sandwich, add the tofu pesto filling to slices of gluten free sandwich bread or to a lettuce or cassava wrap... and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 8gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 157mgPotassium: 291mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1934IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 3mg
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