Italian Grilled Tofu and Zucchini Sandwich

Grill these all-in-one sandwiches outdoors on warm days or broil in the oven when it's cold. Use 100 whole grain bread for a hearty meal.

Ingredients

Firm tofu 18 Ounce , sliced 1/2 inch thick
Italian salad dressing/Balsamic salad dressing 4 Tablespoon
Zucchini 2 Pound
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Sea salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Pizza sauce 15 Ounce (1 Can)
Gluten free bread slice/100% whole grain bread 4
Basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Rice/Soy parmesan "cheese" 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

Drain the tofu by one of these methods. 1) Gently squeeze the whole block. 2) Set the block in a bowl 3) Lay one end of a clean dish towel on a large dinner plate. Arrange the tofu fillets evenly across it, then fold the other half of towel over the tops. Place another dinner plate on top for 5-10 minutes.

Slice the zucchini lengthwise into 1/4 inch slabs. Place in a large bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil then toss with hands, rubbing each slice to coat with oil. Set aside.

Lay the drained tofu fillets on a dinner plate. Drizzle with salad dressing and, using your hands or a spoon, spread it evenly over both sides. Allow it to marinate for 5-10 minutes.

Place the bread on a dinner plate. Put the basil and "cheese" in separate bowls. Warm the sauce gently in a saucepan.

Preheat the grill to high. If using grill pans*, lay the zucchini in a single layer across one pan and tofu on another. Grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until well-browned. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the zucchini is tender.

During the last couple minutes of cooking time, lay the bread on the grill and toast both sides.

To assemble: lay one slice of toasted bread on a plate, top with warmed sauce, a couple tofu fillets, zucchini slices, another layer of sauce, several basil leaves and "cheese." Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1620Calories from Fat 587

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g103.1%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 2483 mg103.46%

Total Carbohydrates 194 g64.7%

Dietary Fiber 22 g88%

Sugars 32 g

Protein 73 g146%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet