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Looking for a healthy lunch idea? Then this pesto tofu panini could just be for you! I got this recipe from Plant Based Livin so thank you Jessica for sharing. Jessica is always inspiring me on Instagram with her healthy lunch ideas and this looks mouthwatering!
Jessica was born and raised in New Mexico, and became vegan almost two years ago. It feels so natural to her, she now wishes she made the switch earlier. Jessica has never felt better and loves sharing new recipes and vegan finds with others to enjoy too.
With a background in culinary arts and photography, Jessica is excited to be working on bringing her two loves together. She is currently working on getting her blog as well as a podcast up and running. Her goal is to one day be on several platforms so others can learn about all things vegan no matter where they are.
Pesto Tofu Panini
Pesto tofu panini
Quick healthy lunchtime snack
- 2 slices sourdough bread I like Trader Joe’s
- 3/4 tbsp Vegan Kale pesto I like Trader Joe's
- 2 slices Vegan cheddar cheese slices I like Daiya cheddar slices
- 2 Slices tomato
- Finely sliced red onion I like mine raw but you could sauté them first.
- 1/2 block extra firm tofu seasoned with garlic powder, pepper, onion salt, and Savory Spice blend from the How Not to Die cookbook. How Not to Die cookbook is in my product store
- Earth Balance butter to butter outside of sandwich.
Press and slice up about half a block of tofu. Season tofu with above spices on each side.
While pressing tofu, slice tomato and onion.
Pan sear tofu on both sides until golden brown and place aside when done.
Using a panini press or the same pan you cooked the tofu if you don’t have a press to cook the sandwich.
Butter the outsides of one slice of bread with earth balance butter and place it on the press/in the pan
Spread the kale pesto on the inside of the the bread and lay the sliced cheese, tomatoes, red onion, tofu, and another slice of cheese on top.
Spread the pesto on the inside of the other slice and place on top of the rest of the sandwich
Cook sandwich until golden brown on each side and warmed through.
Looks delicious right? I hope you try this recipe – please let me know if you do!
You can find the How Not to Die Cookbook on my products page – don’t be put off by the title! This book has many great recipes and ideas, and it has really helped me with my food prep. If you live in the Uk you can find some of Trader Joe’s ingredients on Amazon or just use a similar alternative.
If you are looking for healthy lunch ideas this Naked Green Spring Roll recipe is another simple idea.
Or another healthy option is this quinoa recipe.