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Vegan Cool Ranch Smoky Tofu Panini

  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 2 servings


This Vegan Cool Ranch Smoky Tofu Panini is loaded with creamy vegan ranch mayo, cartelized onions smoky seared tofu and a bed of fresh kale between two garlic buttered slices of crispy flatbread!



  • 1 large store bought vegan flatbread (or 2 large slices of white bread)
  • 1/4 onion, sliced
  • 300g tofu, sliced
  • 1/3 cup flour or corn starch
  • 1 cup fresh chopped kale
  • 5 tbsp vegan butter, divided (can use oil for frying if desired)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil


  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ranch seasoning or ( 1 tsp dried parsley, 2 tsp dried dill, 1/2 tsp dried garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper)


  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water


  1. Preheat panini press to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, add 3 tbsp of vegan butter, garlic, and basil. Mix until combined.
  3. Butter top side of flatbread with butter mixture until fully coated. Slice bread in half to form two equal halves and flip so that both buttered sides are on top of one another. Set aside.
  4. In another small bowl, add all the ingredients for the glaze. Stir to combine.
  5. Cut tofu into 5 equal slices, lengthwise.
  6. In a medium size shallow bowl, add the flour. Stir to combine and coat the tofu completely.
  7. In a large frying pan, add a drizzle of oil and then when hot, add the tofu slices and sear until crispy on the edges. Add the glaze and flip to ensure all sides are coated. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. In the same pan, add the remaining tbsp of vegan butter, and onion. Sear until onions are translucent and slightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  9. Begin to build the sandwich by adding two tbsp of vegan ranch mayo, tofu slices, kale, and another two tbsp of vegan ranch mayo.
  10. Place the sandwich on the panini grill, and add the top half of the flatbread with the buttered side facing up. Cook for 7-8 minutes, or until both sides are golden brown and crispy.
  11. Remove from heat and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25

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