Vegetarian chipotle tofu, plantain, and refried bean tortas: upping the veggie sandwich game one bite at a time.
Vegetarian Chipotle Tofu, Plantain, and Refried Bean Tortas

All it takes is one trip to your local deli to know that the vegetarian sandwich market is desperate at best. Whoever thought that throwing undressed raw veggies between two slices of bread without even a hint of seasoning (or even salt!) was a good idea…WHY?!?!? Also, we’re fighting.

Veggie sandwiches have way more potential than that if you ask me, and I’m here to prove it with these chipotle tofu, plantain, and refried bean tortas! Absolutely bursting with flavor, these are THE sandwich that you need in your life, whether you’re trying to find a vegetarian ‘wich for your upcoming Superbowl party or just trying to figure out what to make for lunch.

Vegetarian Chipotle Tofu, Plantain, and Refried Bean Tortas

A torta is a traditional Mexican sandwich that is typically stuffed with lots of meat and garnished with tomatoes, jalapenos, avocado, and onion. It is considered to be “street food” and is frequently served at mass events like football matches, parades, and outdoor concerts.

With these, I’ve kept the big, bold Mexican flavor profile but replaced the animal protein with refried beans, fried plantains, and Nasoya Chipotle TofuBaked! The Nasoya Chipotle TofuBaked requires just a few minutes on the stove to heat it through, but otherwise it is already cooked and seasoned to spicy perfection. The fried plantains also come together quickly, making these sandwiches perfect for when you want to feed lots of people with minimal effort.

While you can finish off the sandwiches with any toppings you want, I chose to garnish them with quick pickled onion slices, cilantro, and a garlicky mojo sauce, though pickled jalapenos, hot sauce, and queso fresco would also be great here.

Vegetarian Chipotle Tofu, Plantain, and Refried Bean Tortas

Check out the full recipe on Nasoya’s website!

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20 Responses to Vegetarian Chipotle Tofu, Plantain, and Refried Bean Tortas

  1. So much potential!!! I totally agree with you! 🙂 This looks delish!

  2. debbie says:

    I agree that most vegetarian sandwiches are boring. This looks wonderful and full of flavor. I want to try that tofu. Never had that one before. Love that it is already spiced up!

  3. Johanna GGG says:

    Yes please to more interesting veg sandwiches – love the sound of chipotle tofu in a sandwich

  4. I am almost always drawn to vegetarian sandwiches and there is no excuse for a boring one.

    PS I miss you!

  5. Heather says:

    I love a good veggie sandwich – pile on the goodness! I’m not a huge tofu fan, but I’m intrigued by the fried plantains.

  6. Lori says:

    This is fantastic. Love, love the addition of plantains!

  7. I love me some tortas! And I agree, even as a meat eater I enjoy a good veggie sandwich sometimes but it’s hard to find good ones! But I think this one is a winner.

  8. there is so much deliciousness going on here…yummmm

  9. What a creative and delicious sandwich! I would have never thought of combining tofu and plantain.

  10. But then you make awesome vegetarian sandwiches…and they’re the first to go at a party. Spice is everything. That color, girl!! These are gorgeous.

  11. OH MY DAYS those look amazing!! The idea of having plantains in the sandwich is just genius! Also, I’m a fan of anything and everything that has beans, so I feel like you made this recipe with me in mind haha =)

  12. Kate says:

    I probably would have gone bahn mi over torta, but I respect your adventurous nature!

  13. I totally agree with you. This is why there are so few vegetarians out there! Sounds delicious!

  14. That chipotle tofu sounds amazing, and I LOVE that you paired it with plantains and refried beans! Oh my gosh, I so want a bite of this, stat!

  15. Hotly Spiced says:

    I don’t like the sound of that vegetable sandwich with no dressing or seasoning. I do love the look of your Mexican sandwich. We don’t see plantains all that often around here; I must look out for them. I hope the pregnancy is progressing well xx

  16. Krista says:

    I don’t understand tasteless veggie sandwiches either. It’s so easy to make them delicious! As you have done here. 🙂

  17. Velva says:

    Now, this is a fabulous vegetarian sandwich.

    Hope all is well.


  18. Love these tortas! At summer camp growing up I always had an issue on many dinner nights, so I would have plantain sandwiches – no, seriously! These hit home for me, except they are way fancier and much better tasting no doubt!

  19. mjskit says:

    “Absolutely bursting with flavor” sounds right! I’ve made tortas with refried beans, green chile, and cheese, but never tofu and platains, fried platains at that. YUM! I’ll be giving these a try for sure!

  20. Pam says:

    I love every ingredient in these tortas. Nicely done, Joanne.

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