Thai Tofu Kabobs

grilled tofu recipe - Thai tofu kabobs

1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tbsp chopped Thai or Italian basil
½ tsp red hot pepper flakes
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup olive oil

1 pound firm or extra firm tofu, pressed in one block
4-inch piece of cucumber, peeled
8 cherry tomatoes
1 medium red onion halved vertically and cut into ½ -inch crescents



1. To make the marinade, combine the lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and olive oil in a resealable plastic bag.

2. Cut the pressed tofu into 12 cubes. Add the tofu to the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, up to 24 hours.

3. Soak four 10-inch bamboo skewers in water for 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Preheat a grill to medium-high or a broiler.

4. Halve the cucumber lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds. Cut each piece crosswise into 1-inch crescents.

5. To assemble the kebabs, slip a cucumber piece almost to the bottom of a skewer. Add a tofu chunk. Slip on 2 or 3 onion crescents, followed by a tomato. Repeat, adding another piece of tofu onion and tomato. Make up to three or more skewers in the same way.

6. Grill or broil the kebabs for 2 minutes. Brush them with some marinade. Cook another minute. Turn and cook until the tofu is hot and the vegetable lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes, brushing them with marinade halfway through the cooking. Serve hot.

Recipe taken from Amazing Soy by Dana Jacobi