How to Make a Vegan Tofu Reuben
This week, I decided to make a vegan tofu reuben. They are so easy to make and they are delicious. I've had them numerous times over the years, but always while dining out. This time I wanted to try making them at home. It was simple to make and everyone loved them! My husband said it was the best reuben he's ever had. Even my son, who doesn't usually like sauerkrat loved it! I'll be making them again for sure.
Here's what you need to make a vegan tofu reuben:
- Marble rye bread. I found a nice loaf of marble rye bread right at the Publix bakery. It was vegan and perfect.
- Tofu. You need thin slices of tofu that are lightly heated in a pan. I found a package of organic bulk tofu cutlets at a local health food store this time, but other times I just use any extra firm tofu I have on hand. If you feel your tofu contains extra moisture I recommend checking this guide thedaringkitchen.com/how-to-
press-tofu. I cut thin slices of tofu and then heated them in a pan with a little olive oil. As they were cooking, I put a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder on them, and cooked them on both sides for a few minutes until it starts browning.
- Cheese. I used the Follow Your Heart Provolone slices and they were great.
- Sauerkrat. I buy just regular sauerkrat, not any specialty ones. Make sure it's drained so that it's not real wet when putting it on the sandwich.
- Thousand island dressing. I made this myself. It's very simple to do. Just whip together a small dish of vegan mayo and ketchup, with a dash of vinegar, salt, and relish. Mix it together to make a nice dressing you can spread on the bread.
Here's how you make the vegan tofu reuben:
Heat up the tofu in a pan as mentioned above. Meanwhile, toast the bread slices, then spread the thousand island dressing on the top and bottom slices. Once the tofu is done, put it on the bread, top with the cheese, and then top it with a little sauerkrat (only use a little or it will dominate the flavor). Put the top piece of bread on and it's done. We had this for dinner, served up with some vegan potato salad and fruit. It would also make a good lunch.
This sandwich takes about 15 minutes to take start to finish. It's so good! It's one you will really want again and again.