A delicious vegan baked turmeric tofu open-faced sandwich! The tofu is coated in turmeric, sesame seeds and olive oil, then baked for 35 minutes.
The past few weeks have been tough – and that’s the only way to put it. There is way too much crazy shit going on in the United States, and it feels very overwhelming. I could write a very, VERY long post about how I’m feeling towards everything, but I honestly don’t even know where to start. The only comfort is that I know I’m not alone with how I feel, and there are so many people standing up and fighting back. WE CAN DO THIS!
In an effort for a mental distraction and solace for myself, I spent some time in the kitchen messing around with this baked turmeric tofu recipe. It’s a million times easier than I expected, and the sesame seeds add a really nice crunch. The ingredients get thrown together in a really casual open-faced sandwich, and you can add whatever veggies you have in your kitchen!
I opted for beautiful green leaf lettuce, shredded rainbow carrots, creamy avocado slices, and vegan mayo. I also added a mixture of serrano and habanero hot sauce, because I’m addicted to spicy food and hot sauce rules.
Baked Turmeric Tofu Open-Faced Sandwich
My favorite hack for baked tofu is making sure that you remove as much moisture as possible. We usually buy sprouted tofu, and I find that it doesn’t have as much liquid as other types of tofu. I just wrap the block of tofu in a paper towel and press down to remove any extra liquid.
I cut the tofu into roughly 1/2 inch thick pieces, then added them to a bowl to coat with turmeric, salt, and a teeny bit of olive oil. Then, add the tofu to a baking sheet and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. If you want to make these into sesame seed crusted tofu slices, then you can add enough sesame seeds to cover the whole block.
I flipped the tofu every 10 minutes to make sure that it baked evenly on both sides. The sesame seeds surprisingly stayed put, even through the flipping process!
This recipe is very easy to adapt to whatever ingredients you have available, and you can even cut up the tofu and add it to salads or soups! Good luck!