“Peppery arugula is like a spice itself,” says French chef and instructor Emmanuel Tessier of La Cuisine Corsaire in Cancale, France. Toasting the arugula under cheese in these sandwiches slightly wilts the leaves for a texture that’s a cross between cooked spinach and crunchy lettuce.
1. Blend tofu, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper in blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in basil.
2. Divide tofu spread among baguette slices. Top each with 6 to 8 arugula leaves, and sprinkle with olives. Top with cheese, and toast under broiler 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.