Friday, August 23, 2019

Vegan Mofo 2019 Day #9: Cubano Sandwich

After a very tiring past week and a half, Vegan Mofo can resume. That’s back to Caribbean Cuisine and there are several recipes to post before August ends.
I heard it is National Cubano Sandwich Day! A Cubano or Cuban sandwich is typically a meaty packed sandwich (ham mostly) with pickles and mustard, bread sides toasted to browning perfection. It’s origin is a tricky one— because though it is called a Cubano, the origins are tied between both Florida and Cuba. Each place has a story about the humble beginnings of a very popular lunch order.
My version contains pan seared tempeh, Field Roast Chao, and lime-dill sour cream between buttery, crisp bread. It is an unbelievably flavor packed guilty pleasure sandwich. Our local stores don’t have veggie ham and the Tofurkey slices are just as good. They also sell the Lightlife deli slices— I have yet to try those.

Tempeh Cubano Sandwich Ingredients and Preparation

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 8oz tempeh, sliced in half
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
5-6 veggie deli slices

1/4 cup sour cream
2 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 slices vegan cheese (Field Roast Chao is used here)

Heat a skillet with coconut oil.
Mix together soy sauce, garlic, cumin, paprika, and thyme. Add in tempeh.
Toss tempeh into the skillet. Sear on both sides.
Combine sour cream with lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Spread on bread.
Assemble sandwich with tempeh, veggie slices (can be cold or fried), pickles, and sour cream sauce.
Grill the bread on both sides.


  1. Oh wow, this sandwich sounds incredible; I'll have to try it sometime! I'm glad you are back again <3

  2. Welcome back! I hope that things will be less exhausting for you. This sandwich looks amazing!!

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