These grilled Vegetable Tofu Skewers have delicious Persian spices. They’re a super quick and easy vegan dish that can be grilled, BBQ’d baked, pan-fried or cooked in a griddle pan. Perfect on a bed of Merchant Gourmet Persian-style Quinoa and Lentils.
De-seed the bell peppers and chop into 1” square pieces.
Cut the firm tofu into 1” square pieces.⠀
Heat a barbecue or grill pan until hot.⠀
Thread the vegetables and tofu, alternating, onto the skewers and brush with the marinade.
Cook the skewers on each side until the vegetables are cooked. Turn and repeat on all sides.⠀
Serve on a bed of Merchant Gourmet Persian-style Quinoa & Lentils
Try substituting or adding other veggies. Aubergine and tomatoes are perfect to keep the Persian-style vibe of this dish. Red onions cut into quarters are great, too
Try these skewers cooked on the barbecue, grill pan, oven or air fryer.
Nutritional info is for the skewers only.
If you have time, leave the tofu kabobs to marinate for 30 minutes for extra flavour.
If you can't get hold of Baharat, you can make your own by mixing: 2tsp each: black pepper, paprika, ground cumin, plus 1 tsp each ground coriander, ground cloves and cinnamon and 1/4 tsp ground cardamom. Then just use the amount you need and store the rest in the cupboard. Check out this Baharat recipe
Can this recipe be made ahead?Absolutely! These skewers are great for prepping and taking along to a barbecue as a meat-free alternative.To make ahead, prepare the vegetable tofu skewers, brush with the marinade and refrigerate, covered, for up to 2 days.Serving suggestionsServed on the grains, this is a complete meal. But you could try making it into a Persian feast with these recipes:Fesenjan - a vegan version of the traditional Persian walnut pomegranate stew.Aubergine Mujaddara - rice, fried shallots and aubergine (eggplant).Rocca Salad - with a delicious Middle Eastern dressing.Carrot Hummus - a tasty twist on the classic.