Say summer and I picture grilling out.
Many meat-eaters often get nervous around the idea of barbecuing for vegetarians.
In their minds, grilling is synonymous with cooking flesh. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Here is a simple yet delicious recipe that will be the hit of any barbecue….. whether the quests are vegetarian or not.
Kebabs with Marinated Tofu and Vegetables
For the marinade:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
For the kebabs
1 block smoked tofu, pressed and cubed into bite-sized pieces
1 green pepper, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 yellow pepper, cup into bite-sized chunks
1 red onion, cut into wedges
- To make the marinade, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, thyme leaves, mustard, pepper flakes, salt and pepper the place in a shallow container. Add the cubed tofu the shake to coat the cubes in marinade. Let the tofu marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Arrange the marinated tofu and vegetables on kebab sticks or skewers. Place on a hot grill to cook. Keep a close eye on the skewers and rotate as needed. Brush the remaining marinade over the kebabs throughout cooking. Grill the kebabs until the tofu begins to brown and the vegetables soften. Serve hot.
The marinade comes from this recipe. You can substitute any vegetables you have on hand. The kebabs can be prepared ahead of time and then left covered in the refrigerator until it is time to heat up the grill.
Although this looks like a beautiful potpourri, it is indeed the marinade. Lovely, right?
Add in the tofu, shake then soak.
Only electric grills are permitted in my apartment. Better than nothing.
Dinner for me was 2 x that amount of veggies and 1/2 of the sundried tomato bread pictured.
As a pre-grilling snack, I had 3 of these little guys.
Tomato, mozzarella, basil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper.
Dinner was divine!
Tomorrow I’m heading to a football party to watch the Germany vs. Spain World Cup game.
Everyone is bringing something to share but it must be Spanish.
The theme is “Devour Spain.”
Pretty clever if you ask me!
I’ve been asked to bring dessert. Any ideas?