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SESAME TOFU SKEWERS WITH SPICY PEANUT BUTTER DIP

It feels like the summer is here already and it’s time for vegan BBQ!

Serves 2-3

I came up with this super easy sesame tofu skewers recipe so you can throw them on the grill or griddle pan and then enjoy with a spicy peanut butter dip. All super easy. And I also added a tropical pineapple avocado salad recipe that compliments the skewers really well.

My friend was having a BBQ recently and I experienced first hand how stressful it can be to prepare dishes for lots of guests. So I deliberately kept this recipe really simple and easy in order for you to have more time to enjoy with friends and spend less time in the kitchen.

The sesame works really well with the tofu and the spicy peanut dip gives it the little delicious extra kick. The flavours are really nice and summary. When I get invited to a BBQ my friends always ask me what they should make for me, this will be my reference recipe to send to them now!

Ingredients

Tofu skewers ingredients:

400g firm tofu

Skewers

Sesame seeds

Marinade ingredients:

2 tsp sesame oil

5 tbsp soy sauce (unsweetened)

Juice of 1 orange

2 tsp garlic powder

3 tbsp flour (or any gf flour)

Spicy peanut dip ingredients:

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1/2 cup water

Juice of 1 lime

1-2 tbsp soy sauce (unsweetened)

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Chilli powder

Tropical pineapple avocado salad:

Handful of rocket leaves

200g pineapples

1 avocado

1/2 red onion

Handful of finely chopped pistachios

Juice of 1/2 lime

Salt (to taste)

Olive oil

Chilli flakes (optional)

Getting it made and into your mouth

Start by squeezing the water out of your tofu. Instructions can be found here.

Cut tofu into strips and put into tupperware container.

Then mix together all marinade ingredients (make sure there are no lumps).

Pour the marinade over the tofu in the tupperware container. Close the lid and shake (carefully so you don’t break the tofu strips). Let marinate for at  least 30 minutes. The longer it soaks, the more flavour the tofu will absorb.

Cover a large plate with sesame seeds. Roll the tofu skewers in the sesame seeds so that the tofu is coated on all sides.

Grill on a BBQ or griddle pan.

To make the spicy peanut butter dip mix all peanut butter dip ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth texture.

If you don’t have smooth peanut butter at home you can also throw all ingredients into a blender.

To make the tropical salad, get a large bowl and add a handful of rocket leaves. Chop up some pineapple (I used tinned) into cubes and do the same with an avocado. Add to the bowl together with the rest of the ingredients.  If you are too lazy to chop pistachios then just throw them into a blender or food processor.

Season to taste with salt (it will need a bit more than usual because of the sweetness of the pineapple) and add optional chilli flakes.

Enjoy your BBQ!

Go check out Philipp’s amazing blog, Exceedingly Vegan, for more of his recipes.

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