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Minted Tomato, Onion & Glazed Tofu Kebabs

Minted Tomato, Onion & Glazed Tofu Kebabs
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

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.

Ingredients
Prep: 15 minutes | 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
  • plum tomatoes, quartered and seeded
  • onion, peeled, quartered and separated into layers
  • jalapeño peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup
    kecap manis, (see Note)
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. 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.
  4. Tuck a mint leaf into each tomato quarter and thread onto 4 or 8 skewers alternately with tofu, onion and jalapeños. (Discard any remaining marinade.)
  5. 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.

 

Tip

Note: Kecap manis is a thick, palm sugar-sweetened soy sauce. It’s used as a flavoring, marinade or condiment in Indonesian cooking. Find it in Asian food markets or online at importfood.com. To substitute for kecap manis, whisk 1 part molasses with 1 part reduced-sodium soy sauce. 

Tip: Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories178
  • Fat6 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates20 g
    • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein11 g
  • Sodium546 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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