Tofu, avocado, and hummus sandwiches

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Inspired by the contents of my fridge and my love of fried tofu, I made these simple sandwiches for lunch. The crispness of the tofu is a nice contrast to the creamy avocado, and the hummus added some flavor.

Tofu, avocado, and hummus sandwiches

3 pieces of whole wheat pita bread
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
1 block firm tofu
vegetable oil
kosher salt
hummus (I used chipotle and black bean)
(optional) pickles

To begin, slice the tofu into 1/2-inch thick pieces. Lay flat over 3 layers of paper towels, then cover with another 3 layers of paper towels. Press down to remove some of the moisture, then repeat with additional paper towels.

Coat the bottom of a heavy skillet with a little bit of oil. Heat over medium high heat, then fry the tofu until the bottom is golden brown. Flip and repeat on second side. Remove from the pan and drain any excess oil onto paper towels.

Cut the pieces of pita bread in half, so that you can access the pockets. Toast very lightly. To build the sandwiches, spread hummus on one side of the pita pocket, then add the tofu and avocado. I added pickles to my sandwich as well, so if you like pickles, give it a shot!

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