As Summer is starting to heat up, I really don't want to cook anything that will make me sweat as I slave over the range.

That, and I'm lazy.

About a week ago, I bought a bunch of store-made tofu in preparation for rice dishes. Problem is, as you probably know, I actually don't like rice that much, white or brown. I did eat a simple rice dish and poured some soy sauce on the tofu for a while. Other times, tofu and soy sauce was about it (maybe with some raw sugar to make a poor/lazy version of agedashi tofu).

Then, I just didn't eat tofu anymore due to my lack of imagination. There was a large block left, and I didn't want it to go to waste.

This gave a great time to find something different to eat than the usual warm foods. I couldn't keep eating bread and olive oil, or pb&j sandwiches.

So, I sliced tofu onto toast. It's really easy, and the flavors are mostly from the seasonings. This is a high and complete protein main dish that takes less than 5 minutes to make. And honestly, tofu is a bean, so think of it as an Asian version of the European bean and toast staple.

"Recipe" ingredients

  • Sliced bread (I like whole wheat)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Tofu (I choose firm, but silken might be interesting, like a glorious runny egg)
  • Optional: Sesame or chia seeds

Directions

  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Slice the tofu. I recommend a thickness of less than that of the toast.
  3. Once the bread has become toast, place the tofu on the toast. It doesn't have to cover the toast entirely, like mine in the photo.
  4. Season gratuitously.

I prefer the crunch of the toast over the fluffy tofu. Eventually, I'll come up with alternative toppings. At first, I thought maybe I'd put some soy sauce on the tofu, but that would make the toast soggy. Tofu can be marinated like meat, so that's an idea for next time and would probably solve the soggy issue. Heck, add some lettuce, mustard, and ketchup, and maybe that will make a tofu sandwich.

Sometimes, laziness goes well with simplicity. I hope this inspired something new!