Chipotle Baked Tofu Sandwiches with Pineapple Guacamole

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Smoky chipotle slathered tofu slices are baked up and piled onto crusty rolls with creamy pineapple guacamole to make these satisfying and spicy vegan sandwiches.

We’re a week and a half into 2017, and guess what? I feel like I’m finally getting control of my schedule! This is something I’m promised myself I’d do at the start of just about every new year since becoming an adult, and it never happened. It’s still pretty soon to tell, but I’m definitely off to a good start.

I have kitchen days now, where I develop, test and/or photograph a few recipes over the course of a day. This is as opposed to just cramming in recipes individually between other bits of work, which is what I’ve been doing since I started blogging. It’s much less stressful this way. I’m strategic about planning my kitchen days too — I try to schedule them on days I have an evening yoga class, because it forces me to get things wrapped up and clean up the kitchen in time to get out the door for class. And I always try to make at least one super satisfying dish on yoga days, because the yoga classes I go to are hard, and it’s eight hundred degrees in the room, so by the time I get home, I’m hungry as heck.

Usually a sandwich is my go-to after yoga dinner. If I plan everything right the sandwich is ready to go or can be quickly assembled when I get home. And a good vegan sandwich, done right, can be a seriously satisfying meal.

Take these sandwiches for example. Spicy tofu and creamy guac piled on a crusty roll is exactly what I need when I’m all post-yoga ravenous. The tofu is the only part of the meal that could use reheating, and really, that’s not even a requirement (but maybe in January it kind of is). When I do reheat it I just pop it in the microwave for a minute, and it’s as good as new. I happened to have a pineapple on hand when I made these, so I decided to whip up some pineapple guacamole as topping. The sweet little bits of fruit were the perfect contrast to the smoky, spicy chiptole baked tofu.

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Chipotle Baked Tofu Sandwiches with Pineapple Guacamole

Smoky chipotle slathered tofu slices are baked up and piled onto crusty rolls with creamy pineapple guacamole to make these satisfying and spicy vegan sandwiches. CourseSandwich CuisineAmerican Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 55 minutes Servings 4 sandwiches Calories 572 kcal Author Alissa


For the Chipotle Baked Tofu

  • 114 ounce package extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • ¼cupmaple syrup
  • 2tablespoonsadobo sauce,from a can of chipotle peppers
  • 2tablespoonslime juice
  • 1tablespoonsoy sauce
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 1teaspoonground cumin
  • 1teaspoonsmoked paprika

For the Pineapple Guacamole

  • 2ripe avocados,pitted and peeled
  • ¼cupfinely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3tablespoonslime juice
  • 1medium tomato,seeded and diced
  • ¼cupchopped red onion
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 2cupsfinely chopped pineapple
  • salt to taste

For the Sandwiches

  • 46 inch sandwich rolls, sliced open
  • lettuce and/or sprouts


Make the Chipotle Baked Tofu:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the block of tofu in half, width-wise, then slice each half into 8 rectangular slabs. Stir the maple syrup, adobo sauce, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, cumin and smoked paprika together in a small bowl.
  3. Brush both sides of each piece of tofu with the adobo mixture, and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, then gently flip the pieces and brush with some additional sauce. (You should still have jut a bit of sauce left – hang on to it.) Bake 20 minutes more, until the sauce is dried and the tofu pieces have shrunk a bit and dried out.

Make the Pineapple Guacamole

  1. While the tofu bakes, place the avocado into a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Stir in the cilantro, lime juice, tomato, red onion, garlic and pineapple. Season with salt to taste.

Make the Sandwiches

  1. Stuff the rolls with the chipotle baked tofu slices, then top with any remaining sauce, pineapple guacamole and sprouts or lettuce. Serve.

Recipe Notes

For extra-spicy chipotle baked tofu, increase the amount of adobo sauce. Taste-test the sauce and use your judgement. The leftover adobo sauce and chipotle peppers can be frozen for later use.

Nutrition FactsChipotle Baked Tofu Sandwiches with Pineapple GuacamoleAmount Per ServingCalories 572Calories from Fat 231% Daily Value*Fat 25.7g40%Saturated Fat 5.5g28%Sodium 1142mg48%Potassium 941mg27%Carbohydrates 76.8g26%Fiber 11.9g48%Sugar 27.8g31%Protein 17.5g35%Calcium 270mg27%Iron 5.6mg31%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.« Eggplant GoulashSweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts »

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Hi, I’m Alissa! I’m a former attorney turned professional food blogger. I love creating vegan recipes with bold flavors!

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