Grilled Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu Skewers

 When I think of tofu marinades, I usually think of soy sauce or BBQ.  And yet, fresh herbs and garlic, work so nicely with tofu!

These grilled tofu skewers are not hard to make, but do need time to marinade (~3 hours). If you are able to marinade a bit longer, it’s even better.

Pressed tofu is like a sponge.  It wants to soak up flavor.  In addition, it will make grilling or broiling a snap.  The tofu tends to stay together a little better. If you line the grill with non-stick aluminum foil, it’s even easier to grill.

Finally, these herby tofu skewers taste delicious served over Spinach Cannellini Bean Orzo. I hope you enjoy them!

Grilled Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu Skewers with a side of Spinach Cannellini Bean Orzo

Grilled Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu Skewers

14 ounce package of extra firm tofu, pressed 

4 garlic cloves

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup flat leaf parsley

⅓ cup fresh chives

⅓ cup fresh dill weed

½-1 jalapeño (if sensitive to heat, remove the seeds)

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp fresh lemon zest

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp salt

Fresh parsley, dill and chives blended with garlic, olive oil, and lemon zest

1. Add everything EXCEPT the tofu to a blender or small food processor.  Blend until smooth.  

Herb tofu marinade layered on top of tofu cubes

2. Slice the pressed tofu into cubes that are large enough to skewer.  Spread a few tablespoons of the marinade across the bottom of a sealable container.

3. Layer the tofu cubes over the top of the marinade.  Pour the remainder of the marinade over the top of the cubes and spread it evenly (see photo above). 

4. Seal the lid on the container and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight, if time allows.

Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu added to skewers to put out on the grill

5. Once the tofu is done marinading, skewer the tofu. Line a grill with non-stick aluminum foil, and heat it to ~400º F.

6. Place the skewers on top of the aluminum foil, and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.  Keep a close eye on it to make sure they do not burn.

7. Remove from the grill, and serve with a side of Spinach Cannellini Bean Orzo.

Grilled Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu Skewers with Spinach Cannellini Bean Orzo
Grilled Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu Skewers

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Alex says:

    I tried making the marinade in a Vitamix and maybe it was just because there wasn’t enough liquid/material to blend, but I have a feeling the food processor would have been a lot more useful at chopping it up. I’m excited to see how it tastes!

    1. Wow, Alex… I can’t believe I missed this comment! My apologies. Thank you for sharing this valuable tip. I have a Vitamix, as well, and had to buy a smaller container for it for the smaller jobs.

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