Tofu tikka skewers
These easy tofu tikka skewers are perfect for a vegan barbecue, but taste equally nice under the grill.
Each serving provides 238 kcal, 9g protein, 18g carbohydrates (of which 12.5g sugars), 13g fat (of which 4g saturates), 6g fibre and 0.3g salt.
- 3 tbsp non-dairy yoghurt
- 1½ tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp tomato purée
- 100g/3½oz extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes
- oil, for greasing
- 1 small red pepper, deseeded and cut into 2cm/¾in chunks
- 1 small green pepper, deseeded and cut into 2cm/¾in chunks
- 1 red onion, cut into 8 wedges
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- salad leaves, to serve
- lemon wedges, to serve
For the dip
Mix the yoghurt, garam masala and tomato purée together in a bowl. Add the tofu and turn until well coated. (If you have time, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for up to an hour.)
Preheat the grill to high and oil a baking tray or grill pan. Thread the tikka cubes onto metal skewers, alternating with red and green pepper and red onion. Put the threaded skewers on the tray.
Brush the vegetables with the extra virgin olive oil and grill for 3–5 minutes on each side, or until nicely charred and hot through. Be careful as the metal skewers may be hot.
Meanwhile, to make the dip, mix together the yoghurt and mint.
Serve the skewers with the yoghurt dip, salad and lemon wedges for squeezing over.
Wooden skewers can be used just as easily as metal ones, but remember to soak them in water before using so they don’t burn under the grill.