Pesto Tofu Salad Sandwich (Vegan, GF)
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.
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!
Calories: 374 kcal Carbohydrates: 20 g Protein: 8 g Fat: 43 g Saturated Fat: 5 g Trans Fat: 1 g Sodium: 157 mg Potassium: 291 mg Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 3 g Vitamin A: 1934 IU Vitamin C: 27 mg Calcium: 110 mg Iron: 3 mg
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