Monday, April 16, 2012

Meatless Monday: Grilled Tofu & Veggie Kabobs

One of my favorite things about the warmer seasons is cooking on the grill! In the past, people have asked me what on earth a vegetarian cooks on the grill. Rest assured that grilled vegetarian fare goes far beyond veggie burgers and tofu pups! Grilled tofu is palatable even to those who don't usually care for its texture, and grilling enhances the flavor of vegetables. These grilled tofu and veggie kabobs are simple and delicious, and even the meat lovers in my life have enjoyed them, tofu and all!

What You'll Need:


  • 1 package of extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Veggies of your choice, cut into approximately 1 inch pieces. I used red peppers, grape tomatoes, onion, and mushrooms
  • Dressing or marinade of your choice
  • Skewers (I prefer metal)
  • Grill

What You'll Do:

  • After preparing tofu and cutting vegetables up, place them in a large bowl or container and toss with dressing or marinade. Allow to chill in refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
  • Prepare grill to medium-hot. This eHow article gives basic instructions for preparing a charcoal grill. Just ignore the photo of hunks of meat. ;) I'm not familiar with propane grilling, so if you have a propane grill, you're on your own!
  • Assemble kabobs on skewers, alternating veggies and tofu. 
  • If you're like me and lazy about cleaning your grill grate, you may want to lay down tinfoil before grilling. 
  • Grill kabobs for 10-15 minutes, turning frequently and brushing with additional marinade or olive oil as necessary.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving. You can serve on skewers as the main dish if you like, but my preference is to remove the tofu and veggies from the skewers and serve as the perfect complement to veggie burgers and grilled pineapple.
  • Enjoy!




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2 comments:

  1. Those look good! I might actually be able to get my husband to eat tofu if I made those:)

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