Thai Tofu Peanut Skewers

We’ve been trying to cut back on meat – partly for health and partly for cost and partly for the sustainability. And we love grilling and Thai flavors. I decided to give tofu skewers a try and it was well worth the effort!! We couldn’t get enough! Even my husband the carnivore liked them!!

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Here’s how to Skewer them:

Start with the sauce and marinade. Mix the peanut oil, soy sauce, garlic, peanut butter, and the chili garlic sauce.

Place half in a shallow dish and save the other half for the sauce.

Cut the tofu into cubes and add them to the dish, making sure they are covered in the mixture. Turn or gently stir.

Marinate for 2-3 hours, turning once or twice.

Cut the vegetables into large pieces and place them on skewers.

Put the tofu on separate skewers. The tofu will take longer to grill than the vegetables. If you mix them on the skewers, the vegetables will burn or the tofu will not have the correct texture.

Add a little of the marinade to the tofu.

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Heat the grill to high and cook the tofu for about 10 minutes on each side. They should just be starting to char, but not burn.

About half way through the tofu, add the vegetables to the grill. Cook them until they are lightly charred and starting to soften.

While the skewers are cooking, add the ginger,

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lime juice, chili flakes and coconut milk to the sauce and heat on low. Continue to heat until it begins to reduce. This is a great time to cook the noodles too.

Remove the skewers from the grill. Carefully remove the tofu and vegetables from the skewers.

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Serve on the soba noodles with the sauce and garnish with the chives.

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5 from 11 votes
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Thai Peanut Tofu Skewers

Vegetarian skewers using tofu

Course: Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: meatless, thai, Vegetarian
Keyword: grill, peanut, peanuts, skewers, spicy, thai, tofu
Servings: 4 servings
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 14 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter chunky or smooth
  • 2 Tablespoons chili garlic sauce found in the Asian section of the market
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut milk
  • 4 cups soba noodles, cooked
  • fresh chives to garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix the peanut oil, soy sauce, garlic, peanut butter, and the chili garlic sauce. Place half in a shallow dish and save the other half for the sauce.

  2. Cut the tofu into cubes and add them to the dish. Make sure they are covered in the mixture. Marinate for 2-3 hours, turning once or twice.

  3. Cut the vegetables into large pieces and place them on skewers. Put the tofu on separate skewers.

  4. Heat the grill to high and cook the tofu for about 10 minutes on each side. They should just be starting to char, but not burn.

  5. About half way through the tofu, add the vegetables to the grill. Cook them until they are lightly charred and starting to soften. 

  6. While the skewers are cooking, add the ginger, lime juice, chili flakes and coconut milk to the sauce and heat on low. Continue to heat until it begins to reduce. This is a great time to cook the noodles too.

  7. Remove the skewers from the grill. Carefully remove the tofu and vegetables from the skewers.

  8. Serve on the soba noodles with the sauce and garnish with the chives. 

Recipe Notes

 

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13 Responses to Thai Tofu Peanut Skewers

  1. Andrea says:

    5 stars
    these skewers are so delicious! protein packed and soooo tasty!

  2. Adriana says:

    5 stars
    Peanut sauce is my guilty pleasure. How nice that you used tofu. It is a great idea to replace protein. The charring on the vegetables is delightful too. My family loved it.

  3. Addie says:

    5 stars
    Such a hearty and flavorful dinner recipe! Love how all of the flavors work together.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you!! I also am constantly on the look out for meat-less recipes as I go meat-less for most lunch meals in a day. Will be trying this soon!

  5. Deb says:

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe, your peanut sauce was divine. Thanks so much, will make again.

  6. Jan says:

    5 stars
    yum! i love the flavour combination on these skewers

  7. Erin says:

    5 stars
    Can’t get enough of a spicy peanut sauce! Ironically, I have never made one with peanut oil. I will have to try it out!

  8. Audrey says:

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness these look amazing. I’m adding all the ingredients to my grocery list right now. Can’t wait to try these 🙂

  9. Deb says:

    5 stars
    Omg this was fabulous. I used a bit more coconut milk to suit my preference but it was a winner winner tofu dinner!

  10. Rupali says:

    5 stars
    It’s great to have delicious options for vegetarians at a party. This tofu dish was a hit with meat-lovers as well!

  11. Jenna says:

    I’ve always been afraid to try tofu, but I think I could handle it this way!! Sounds great!

  12. Tina says:

    5 stars
    This tofu skewer recipe is so delicious! Love how easy it is to make!

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