Tofu Slicer Sandwich

400px-Cucumber_and_cross_sectionWhen you’re in the mood for something different for lunch, try one of these refreshing high-protein sandwiches.  They’re unusually delicious with their light soft texture, several layers of flavor, and cool crisp crunch.  Start out with a base of sweet red onion, top with a generous slice of tofu seasoned with natural soy sauce and savory Spike® spice, then complete with a bed of paper-thin slices of fresh cucumber.

(Japanese) mandoline makes uniform slicing easy
(Japanese) mandoline makes uniform slicing easy

Cucumbers have negligible calories and are a very good source of vitamin C and K.  They are actually classified as fruits, like squash, avocado, and tomatoes, since they have an enclosed seed and develop from a flower.

Cucumbers that are grown to be eaten fresh are called “slicers” as opposed to those meant to be pickled which are called “picklers”.  Interestingly, cucumbers are eaten in their ‘unripe’ green stage because when fully ripe (yellow in color), they tend to be bitter and sour.   Continue reading “Tofu Slicer Sandwich”