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Vegan Lunch Meat
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Vegan and gluten free lunch meat. Super simple and just a few ingredients and you will have a super tasty sandwich! 

Course: Main Course
Author: Lauren Hartmann
  • 1 Block Extra firm tofu
  • 2 tsp. Tamari or soy sauce(depending on if you want it gluten free)
  • 2 tsp. Liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp. Poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Black pepper to sprinkle on top
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. While the oven is preheating, place the tofu on some paper towels, place more paper towels on top, then place something heavy on top. Press for about 10 minutes or so until the oven is preheated. 

  2. Now in a food processor, add all the ingredients except the black pepper. Process on high, scraping down the sides as needed until the tofu is completely smooth. It may take a few minutes. 

  3. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the tofu mixture onto the parchment paper, and start to smooth out with a spatula. Then I recommend placing another piece of parchment paper on top, and rolling it out with a rolling pin. 

  4. Roll out until it is really thin and evenly spread. Should be as thin as you would want the slices to be. About an 1/8 of an inch thick. If your baking sheets are small, use two, to make sure you can get it thin enough. 

  5. Now remove the top piece of parchment parchment paper, sprinkle the top with black pepper, and more paprika of desired. 

  6. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the tofu is firm and a bit brown on top. 

  7. Once done, remove from oven, let cool. Then cut into large circles using a biscuit cutter or into rectangles or squares. What ever you like! Make a sandwich immediately, or store the slices in the fridge in a bag or plastic wrap for use later. 

Recipe Notes

If you want the slices a little thicker, just cook a bit longer.

When you remove the top parchment, some of the mixture will stick, but it shouldn't be enough to matter. 

Make sure the mixture isn't spread too thin, or it will crack. However, if that happens it still tastes great, just doesn't look as pretty.