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Smoky Baked Tofu Sandwich with Wasabi Cashew Mayo with Drinking Glass, Scallions and Bread in the Background
Smoky Tofu Sandwiches with Wasabi Cashew Mayo
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
40 mins
Soak time
4 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Baked tofu sandwiches with Asian flavors! These scrumptious sammies are stuffed with smoky baked tofu, crisp veggies, and slathered in kicky wasabi mayo. Packed with flavor and great for meal prep!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sandwich, tofu, wasabi
Servings: 4
Calories: 485 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Smoky Baked Tofu
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14 ounce) package extra firm tofu, drained and pressed at least 30 minutes
For the Wasabi Cashew Mayo
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoon wasabi powder, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons unflavored soy or almond milk (as needed)
For the Sandwiches
  • 8 slices sandwich bread, toasted
  • ½ cucumber, sliced thin
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Make the Smoky Baked Tofu
  1. Whisk the soy sauce, vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, liquid smoke, ginger, and garlic together in a small bowl. 

  2. Slice tofu into ¼ inch thick slabs and place it in a shallow dish. Pour the soy sauce mixture over the tofu.

  3. Allow the tofu to marinate for at least 30 minutes, turning once or twice to recoat all surfaces.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350°.

  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the tofu slices on it.

  6. Bake the tofu for 40 minutes, gently turning once about halfway through cooking, until it darkens and shrinks up a bit. You can also brush it with any excess marinade when you turn it.

Make the Cashew Wasabi Mayo
  1. While the tofu bakes, place the cashews into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade and blend them to a thick paste, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. 

  2. Add the lemon juice, wasabi, and salt, then blend again. Thin with as much milk as needed, and blend once more until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Assemble the Smoky Tofu Sandwiches
  1. Slather one side of each bread slice with the wasabi cashew mayo, then pair up the bread slices stuff with the baked tofu, spinach, cucumber slices, and scallions. Drizzle the veggies with rice vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

  2. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Smoky Tofu Sandwiches with Wasabi Cashew Mayo
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 227
% Daily Value*
Fat 25.2g39%
Saturated Fat 4.6g23%
Sodium 1602mg67%
Potassium 599mg17%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 4.1g16%
Sugar 10.7g12%
Protein 21.3g43%
Calcium 400mg40%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.