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August 30, 2021

Tofu Apricot Skewers

Tofu Apricot Skewers are a delicious combo of high-protein tofu, and sweet juicy apricots. The tofu is covered in herbs that make this dish fresh and flavorful - perfect for summer!

Tofu Apricot Skewers

If you hate tofu this recipe is for you. You can eat a cube of tofu and a piece of apricot in every bite!

Plus, this tofu is covered in a delicious marinade, so it's pretty flavorful by itself. With ton of herbs, along with sweet maple syrup and acid from the lemon juice it's got a fantastic flavor.

The tofu gets nice and crispy on the grill and the apricots get super soft and sweet. OR, if you don't want to grill/don't have a grill you can bake the skewers in an air fryer or oven.

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is dairy-free, plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free
  • Perfect summer dish — these skewers are a fun grill-friendly recipe that feel like summer
  • Great for tofu haters — you get a piece of apricot in each bite!

Tofu Apricot Skewers

Ingredients

  • Extra Firm Tofu: Firm tofu is the key to making sure your skewers stay intact.
  • Apricots: It's totally okay to use firm apricots here, since they'll get soft on the grill.
  • Marinade: Vegetable Broth, Apple Cider Vinegar, Minced Garlic, Maple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Dried Parsley, Died Thyme, Dried Rosemary, Salt & Pepper.

Tofu Apricot Skewers

How to make Tofu Apricot Skewers

Step 1. Press the tofu for 10 minutes using a tofu press or heavy object.

Step 2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except tofu and apricot. Whisk together.

Step 3. Chop the tofu into 1" pieces. Stir the tofu into the herb mixture and let marinate for an hour.

Step 4. Preheat the grill or set the air-fryer to bake at 350°F.

Step 5. Remove tofu from marinade. Skewer on a piece of tofu, then ¼ of an apricot. Repeat until the tofu and apricots are used up.

Step 6. Place the skewers on the wire rack of the air fryer or on the grill. Cook for 6-10 min.

Tofu Apricot Skewers

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for tasty recipes that fuel our bodies. Amen.

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Tofu Apricot Skewers

Tofu Apricot Skewers are a delicious combo of high-protein tofu, and sweet juicy apricots. The tofu is covered in herbs that make this dish fresh and flavorful - perfect for summer!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

4

Prep:

70

min

cook:

10

min

total:

80

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Block Extra Firm Tofu
  • 4 Apricots, cut into fourths
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • Juice of a Lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Died Thyme
  • ½ Teaspoon Dried Rosemary, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 4 Skewers, metal or wooden (wooden should be soaked in water 15-30 min.)

Instructions

  1. Press the tofu for 10 minutes using a tofu press or heavy object.
  2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except tofu and apricot. Whisk together.
  3. Chop the tofu into 1" pieces. Stir the tofu into the herb mixture and let marinate for an hour.
  4. Preheat the grill or set the air-fryer to bake at 350°F.
  5. Remove tofu from marinade. Skewer on a piece of tofu, then ¼ of an apricot. Repeat until the tofu and apricots are used up.
  6. Place the skewers on the wire rack of the air fryer or on the grill. Cook for 6-10 min.

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography