Marinated Tofu and Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

These tasty sandwiches are oh-so-healthy and completely satisfying. They're great served immediately when warm or once they've cooled, making them a good option to take for a weekday lunch or as picnic fare. This recipe makes four sandwiches.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes

4 whole grain or seeded buns, split
1 14oz. package of extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 red bell pepper, seeded, roasted and cut into strips
1/2 zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 sweet onion, cut into half-moons
1/2 cup carrots, shredded
8 red or green lettuce leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
4 tablespoons store-bought hummus
Salt and pepper, to taste

Marinate tofu slices in soy or tamari in the refrigerator for at least one and up to two hours.

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium. Add olive oil and grill onions, zucchini and tofu until beginning to turn crisp and brown, approximately five minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set aside. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

In the same pan, add split rolls and grill split-side down for a minute, until beginning to brown. Remove from pan and spread one tablespoon of hummus on each of the four rolls.

Distribute the tofu, grilled onions, bell pepper, zucchini, lettuce and carrots on the bottoms of the split buns. Cover with the bun tops. Serve immediately or wrap in wax paper and serve within 4-5 hours.