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4) Cuban Tofu Sandwiches (4 of 6)

Cuban Tofu Sandwiches

4) Cuban Tofu Sandwiches (4 of 6)

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Ingredients

  • 1 packet of tofu (extra firm)
  • 2 juice of freshly squeezed oranges
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 4 hoagie rolls (whole-wheat and split)
  • 1 jicama
  • 1/4 tsp of chili powder
  • 1/4 cup of dill pickle (kosher and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of yellow mustard
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat Swiss cheese (shredded)
  • 2/3 cup of roasted red peppers (chopped, drained, and rinsed)

Preparation

  1. Place the tofu on the cutting board and cut into 8 equal and horizontal slices.
  2. Place the tofu in a dish along with the garlic, olive oil, onion, and 1/2 cup of orange juice to marinate it for about 10 minutes.
  3. Use a serrated knife to peel the jicama and chop into long sticks.
  4. Place them in a bowl with the rest of the orange juice and chili powder.
  5. Place a pan over medium-high heat, coat the tofu, place it in the pan, and cook each side for about 3 minutes.
  6. Place them onto the plate, add the marinade to the pan, and cook for about 4 minutes.
  7. Spread mustard and cheese on the sliced sides of the rolls.
  8. Sandwich it with pickle, onion mixture, tofu, and peppers.
  9. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  10. Add the sandwiches in batches and flatten them by pressing them with another skillet.
  11. Cook each side for 3 minutes.
  12. Serve it with jicama sticks.

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