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Two Halves of a Teriyaki Tofu Sandwich on a Plate with Sriracha Bottle in the Background
Pineapple Teriyaki Tofu Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
These sweet and savory tofu sandwiches are made with slabs of pan-fried tofu braised in a quick teriyaki sauce and served up on crusty rolls with juicy pineapple slices.
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American, Asian-Inspired
Servings: 4
Author: Alissa
  • 1 lb. extra firm tofu
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • ½ tbsp. vegan margarine
  • dash of black pepper
  • cooking spray or a bit of oil
  • 8 pineapple slices about ¼ inch each, cut into half circles
  • 4 sandwich rolls
  • baby spinach lettuce, or your favorite sandwich greens
  • Vegenaise
  1. Drain and press tofu.
  2. Prepare sauce while your tofu presses. Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, margarine and black pepper in small saucepan or microwave safe bowl.
  3. Heat on stove top or in microwave until margarine and brown sugar are melted. Stir everything to blend.
  4. Cut tofu into ¼ inch slabs.
  5. Oil or spray large skillet and place over medium heat. Cook tofu slabs for about five minutes on each side, until lightly browned.
  6. Pour sauce over tofu and cook another 1-2 minutes on each side. Both sides should be coated and sauce should become thick and sticky.
  7. Remove tofu from skillet and set aside.
  8. Add pineapple slices to the skillet that you just took your tofu out of. Cook about 3 minutes on each side, or until slices are tender and coated with the leftover sauce.
  9. Remove from heat carefully, as they will have a tendency to fall apart at this stage.
  10. Slather sandwich rolls with Veganaise and stuff with tofu, pineapple and greens. A little hot sauce is nice as well.