Tofu and Tahini Sandwich Filling

Tofu and Tahini Sandwich Filling


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About this recipe: This makes a great vegan sandwich filling. You can replace the sunflower seeds with sesame seeds if you prefer. Try it on a toasted bagel with ripe tomato slices, or on granary bread with lettuce and onion.

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Serves: 6 

  • 500g (1 1/4 lb) firm tofu
  • 4 tablespoons brown miso
  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1/2 carrot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted sunflower seeds

Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

  1. Press tofu to remove excess water: Place tofu on a flat surface. Cover with a cutting board, and place a cast iron frying pan or a similarly heavy object on top. Allow it to sit for about 30 minutes.
  2. Crumble tofu into a medium bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until serving.


You can find brown miso paste in Japanese and Asian shops. Simply omit from the recipe if you aren't able to find any. A dash of soy sauce might be a nice substitution.

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Reviews (5)


Used different ingredients. This is a fabulous recipe! I even forgot to buy tahini and decided to substitute peanut butter, and that tasted great too. It's kind of a weird combination, but it works. Try it! - 24 Jul 2008


Used different ingredients. Oh, this is so good! I used red miso and no onion because of my husband but otherwise no changes. I'm not a vegetarian, just trying to get more soy and healthier protein. I highly recommend this to anyone trying to cut meat consumption as it is so tasty! - 24 Jul 2008


I needed to amend my first review. I rated this 3 stars the first time, but after letting the flavours blend overnight I would give it a 4. It was fantastic the second day--much better than the day it was made. - 24 Jul 2008

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