Orange-Lime Tofu Kabobs
TOFU INGREDIENTS: (Food Network Recipe)
1 14oz Extra Firm/Firm Tofu Package
1 Garlic Clove
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1/3 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1/3 cup Fresh Orange Juice
REST OF INGREDIENTS:
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Red Onion
1 cup Quinoa
2 Tablespoon Grape Seed Oil
Metal or Wooden Skewer Sticks
First, prep the tofu. In a bowl combine low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, zest of orange, freshly squeezed orange juice, minced garlic, and limes. Whisk together. Add cubed tofu. Make sure all tofu cubes are well coated in marinade. Place in fridge for 30min-1 hour. The longer the tofu sits in marinate the better it absorbs the marinade.
While tofu is in fridge, cook 1 cup of quinoa along with 2 cups of water. Cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes or until quinoa absorbs water.
Chop red bell pepper and red onion into large squares so it is easy to put through skewers later on.
In a bowl add 1 tablespoon of grape seed oil, salt and pepper. Marinade bell pepper and red onion in the mixture.
In a pan stir fry the bell pepper and onion until the vegetables are slightly charred. Once all are cooked, set aside.
In a pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of grape seed oil and cook each side of the tofu cubes until golden brown. Do not pour in excess marinade. We will reduce the marinade in a small pot to use as a sauce for the kabobs. Place all tofu cubes on a plate, set aside.
The quinoa should be done. Measure your serving size of quinoa into a bowl. Squeeze in 1 lime, add chopped cilantro, salt and pepper and mix into quinoa.
Now that you have the components done and ready to go, you can start assembling the the kabobs. I alternate from bell pepper to avocado cube to tofu to red onion and repeat until I reach the top. Each skewer should contain three pieces of tofu.
Once the kabobs are assembled, place two on a plate along with cilantro lime quinoa, and the reduced excess marinade.
Reduce marinate in a small bowl over low heat, cook marinate from tofu until it thickens up a little, then you will have a sauce.
Hope you enjoy and as usual comment below if you try this out!