Minted Tomato, Onion & Glazed Tofu Kebabs

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Tofu kebabs with fresh mint, ripe tomato and onion make a delightful vegetarian supper from the grill. Pressing the tofu before marinating allows it to really absorb the flavors, plus the resulting firmer texture makes the tofu easier to grill.

 Minted Tomato, Onion & Glazed Tofu Kebabs
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

  • 1 14-ounce package extra-firm water-packed tofu, drained

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 16 fresh mint leaves

  • 4 plum tomatoes, quartered and seeded

  • 1 onion, peeled, quartered and separated into layers

  • 2 jalapeƱo peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1/4 cup kecap manis, (see Note)

Directions
  1. Equipment: 4 or 8 metal or bamboo skewers

  2. 4 servings

  3. Cut tofu in half horizontally, making two large slices about 1 inch thick. Fold a clean kitchen towel and place it on a cutting board or large plate. Set the tofu on the towel. Put another folded clean towel over the tofu and place a flat, heavy weight (such as a skillet) on top; drain for 15 minutes; remove the weight and cut the tofu into 1 1/2-inch pieces.

  4. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  5. Combine lime juice, soy sauce and ginger in a medium bowl. Add tofu and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  6. Tuck a mint leaf into each tomato quarter and thread onto 4 or 8 skewers alternately with tofu, onion and jalapeƱos. (Discard any remaining marinade.)

  7. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the kebabs, turning occasionally, for 7 minutes. Brush with kecap manis and grill until the vegetables are softened and the tofu is well glazed, about 3 minutes more.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
178
Carbohydrates
20g
Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
4g
Protein
11g
Cholesterol
0mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
350mg
Sodium
546mg
Added Sugars
12g
Exchanges
1 vegetable
1 medium-fat meat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Vitamin C (25% daily value)
Calcium (19% dv)
Iron &amp
Magnesium (16% dv).

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