Tofu Veggie Kebabs with Peanut-Sriracha Sauce

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If you’re going meatless at your next barbecue, veggie kebabs are your perfect companion. These tofu, broccoli, and radish skewers offer a tasty option for a vegan, vegetarian, or someone who wants a fresher take on the usual cookout. Assemble the kebabs easily in the kitchen.

Total Time 41 min Prep 35 min Cook 6 min Serves 4 Difficulty Moderate

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Then, before placing them on the grill, brush them with a quick and easy-to-make savory sauce. Powdered peanut butter helps make this wonderfully rich, nutty sauce that adds loads of flavor to the skewers. They take about six minutes to cook, and they are the perfect main for your next picnic. Pair with a fresh side salad to up the vegetable tally.

Total Time 41 min Prep 35 min Cook 6 min Serves 4 Difficulty Moderate

Ingredients

  • table salt ½ tsp
  • fresh radish(es) 8 medium, trimmed and halved
  • uncooked broccoli 10 oz, florets (about 4 cups)
  • firm tofu 28 oz, rinsed and drained
  • powdered peanut butter 6 Tbsp
  • water 4½ Tbsp
  • ketchup 3 Tbsp
  • white miso 3 Tbsp, (low-sodium)
  • fresh lime juice 1½ Tbsp
  • low sodium soy sauce 1½ Tbsp
  • Sriracha hot sauce 1½ tsp
  • toasted sesame oil 1½ tsp
  • cooking spray 4 spray(s)
  • unsalted toasted sesame seeds 1 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Soak eight 10-in bamboo skewers in a shallow dish of water for at least 20 minutes (or use metal skewers).
  2. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add salt and radishes to pan; cook 5 minutes. Add broccoli; cook 1 minute more. Drain in a colander; run vegetables under cold water until cool to the touch. Drain well; blot with paper towels.
  3. Blot tofu blocks dry with paper towels; cut each block into 12 even cubes.
  4. To make sauce, stir powdered peanut butter and water together in a medium bowl to form a smooth, loose paste. Add ketchup, miso, lime juice, soy sauce, Sriracha and oil; stir to combine.
  5. To make kebabs, thread 2 radish halves, 2 broccoli florets and 3 tofu cubes on each skewer.
  6. Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Off heat, brush kebabs with sauce on one side and lightly coat with cooking spray. Place on grill, sauce side down; cook 2-3 minutes. Brush other side with sauce; flip and cook 2-3 minutes more.
  7. Remove from grill and brush with extra sauce; sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving. Serve any additional sauce on the side for dipping.
  8. Serving size: 2 kebabs plus 1 Tbsp sauce
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