Published by PETA.

Everyone is on the lookout for ways to pinch pennies right now, and one option is to choose low-cost and healthy vegan sandwiches. Many vegan staples, such as tofu, are high in nutrition and low in cost, and they make a great base for a sandwich.

Today’s featured “cheap eat” is a BBQ tofu sandwich. The BBQ filling is more of a salad that uses uncooked pieces of tofu that are combined with veggies and a bottled barbecue sauce. So not only is it cheap, it’s also easy! Enjoy!

BBQ Tofu Sandwich
1/2 lb. firm tofu
1/2 cup diced green peppers
1/2 cup diced onion
2 Tbsp. roughly chopped cilantro
1/4 cup cooked whole-kernel corn
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 sandwich rolls or 8 slices of bread

  • Wrap the tofu in clean towels and gently squeeze the water out. Dice into 1/2-inch cubes.
  • Combine the tofu, peppers, and onion in a large bowl—be careful not to break the tofu cubes.
  • Add the cilantro, corn, and barbecue sauce and combine gently. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Add one-quarter of the mixture to each roll, top with your favorite garnishes, and serve.

Makes 4 sandwiches

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