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Tofu Grinder Salad Sandwich on baguette
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5 from 8 votes

Tofu Grinder Salad Sandwich

My lastest vegan delicacy is this tofu grinder salad sandwich. The tofu is grilled with a BBQ sauce and the salad dressing is just divine.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Easy Vegan Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine: American, vegan
Keyword: vegan grinder, vegan hoagie, vegan sandwiches, vegan sub
Servings: 3 subs
Calories: 691kcal


  • 3 sub rolls
  • 450 g firm tofu
  • 4 tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 slices vegan cheese
  • 1 small iceberg lettuce (shredded)
  • ½ red onion (finely sliced)
  • 8 sweet peppadew peppers (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper
  • 5 tablespoons vegan mayo
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes (sliced)


  • If the tofu is pre-pressed, slice it and brush with sauce, then grill. If it's not pre-pressed. press the tofu, then slice and coat with sauce before grilling. (grilling ideas in notes below.
  • Slice the rolls in half, add the cheese to one side and toast (broil) or air fry, so the roll crisps and the cheese melts.
  • Add the salad ingredients to a bowl (lettuce, pepper and onion), then add the herbs, spices and salt and pepper. Mix and set aside. Adding the dressing at the last minute.
  • Once the tofu is grilled add to the toasted subs with the melted cheese, then top with slices of tomato.
  • Add the mayo and vinegar to the salad and mix well, then pile high on the filled rolls.
  • Enjoy!


Type of roll options
  • Baguette- cut in three
  • Baton - a mini version of a baguette
  • Sub rolls - a classic, but make sure you toast them for crunch.
  • Jumbo hot dog rolls - regular hot dog rolls are too narrow to hold enough filling.
Grilling tofu
  • Waffle maker - my favourite as it makes it chewy and gives that wonderful waffle pattern
  • Sandwich maker - you could also use a sandwich maker
  • Electric grill - either a grill plate or something like a George Foreman grill
  • Grill pan - a ribbed frying pan
  • Air fryer - which makes the surface nice and crispy
  • Oven bake - on a tray
Peppadew peppers - can't find these then use one of these:
  • Home roasted pepper -  diced
  • Pepper antipasti
  • Jarred roast pepper - diced
Dress the salad at the last minute - so the shredded iceberg remain crisp


Serving: 1 sub | Calories: 691kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1281mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2285IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 15mg