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Oven Roasted Sweet Potato & Tofu Veggie Skewers

50 min




Summer calls for enjoying good food with friends; whether you're BBQing, out for a picnic, or heading to a potluck party, these veggie skewers are guaranteed to be enjoyed by all! Change it up by trying other vegetables, such as mushrooms, carrots, or corn. Vary up the flavours by adding spices like ground coriander or curry powder.



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  • 16 oz (450 g)
    firm tofu, pressed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp (8 g)
    cornstarch (optional)
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    garlic powder
  • ½ tsp
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper


  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    olive oil
  • ½
    lemon, juiced
  • ¼ tsp
    dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp
    dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp
    dried basil
  • ¼ tsp
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground black pepper


  • 1
    yellow bell pepper, cut in 2cm pieces
  • 1
    red bell pepper, cut in 2cm pieces
  • 1
    large red onion, cut in 2cm pieces
  • 1
    large sweet potato, very thinly sliced
  • ½
    zucchini, cut in 2cm pieces
  • 21
    cherry tomatoes

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  1. Soak 20 - 25 wooden 7-inch (18 cm) skewers in a dish of water for 15 minutes. This will prevent the skewers from burning when baking. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C)*.
  2. Cut the tofu into 1 inch (2 cm) bite-sized squares that are rather thin, but not too thin that they fall apart when threading through the skewer. If cut too thick, they won't crisp up as nicely.
  3. Add the tofu to a large bowl, drizzle over the olive oil, and gently toss to coat.
  4. Then add the cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and give it another gentle toss.
  5. Add all the ingredients for the marinade to a bowl, and give it a mix.
  6. Thread the tofu on the skewers along with the chopped veggies. Finish it with a cherry tomato on top!
  7. Brush the marinade over the skewers, and place the skewers onto a wire rack. Place the rack into the centre of the oven, with a baking tray underneath to catch any liquid that drips off.
  8. Bake in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the veggies are cooked to your liking. These skewers are delicious on their own, but we definitely recommend enjoying them together with our vegan tzatziki recipe! Enjoy!


  • The sweet potato needs to be cut thinly so that it finishes cooking at the same time as the other veggies.
  • * We used top and bottom heating (not fan-assisted/convection).


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Ola Lalala - Jan. 26, 2024, 9:21 p.m.

I made this and it was easily the yummiest skewer I tasted. I made some pita bread, add this skewer in between with some of your tahini sauce and it was divine, just divine.

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2024, 5:36 a.m.

What a big compliment, Ola! We're thrilled the skewers are being enjoyed 😃

Kinga - Jan. 9, 2024, 4:14 p.m.

Perfect for bbq :)

Janelle - Dec. 20, 2023, 11:14 p.m.

Yummy! My firm tofu was a bit crumbly so some was hard to skewer, but very good flavor. Love the marinade!

Karne Steyn - Dec. 15, 2023, 7:48 a.m.

We had a braai (South African barbeque) last night and made a bunch of PUL recipes.
This was the main dish and was really great.
I have leftover homemade lentils Tofu that I stored in the freezer, and it worked really well.
I had to press it a bit longer, but it came out perfectly.
Really nice flavour combo and easy to make.

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2023, 9:14 p.m.

Woohoo! Thanks so much, Karne, we're so happy that the tofu skewers were enjoyed 😊

Laura JB - Oct. 22, 2023, 1:17 a.m.

Super delicious and fun to make, they also look very pretty :)

Frances - Sept. 10, 2023, 9:37 a.m.

Made theses yesterday for our bbq with friends. My friends hubby is not a tofu fan…but we converted him with theses amazing tofu skewers
So easy to make- we used peppers instead of sweet potato slices ( I didn’t have sweet potato)
Absolutely perfect 🤩
Flavour was simple but delicious.
Even my daughter had leftovers when she got home from late shift from work
- I need to make more for her 😀

PUL Team - Sept. 10, 2023, 10:16 p.m.

Oh we're so thrilled to hear that, Frances, thank you for sharing your experience with the tofu skewers! Peppers are a lovely modification 😊

Frances - Sept. 11, 2023, 2:19 p.m.


Taylor - July 6, 2023, 5:58 a.m.

I’ve made this twice this week - it’s that good! I adjust to whatever veggies I have. I found that pressing the tofu all day makes them get extra crispy in the oven.

Alejandra - May 20, 2023, 1:45 p.m.

Thank you for sharing this!

Ivie - Sept. 26, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

This recipe is such a favorite!!!!

Would love another food science video from you guys! Especially when you cook and explain why certain things work and some don’t. Your cooking skills video and chocolate cake video were SO helpful, not to mention, FASCINATING.


PUL Team - Sept. 28, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

It means so much to hear, Ivie, thank you! We've noted down the request as well 😎

Chhaya - Aug. 13, 2022, 12:59 p.m.

If you want a yummy veg skewer, Sadia got you covered with this recipe.

Chhaya - Aug. 13, 2022, 12:58 p.m.

If you want a yummy veg skewer, Salia got you covered with this recipe.

Anja - March 20, 2022, 5:31 p.m.

Colorful lunches for the week are done! Super tasty.

PUL Team - March 21, 2022, 1:43 a.m.

Love it! Enjoy, Anja 🌈

Gisela - Feb. 26, 2022, 1:56 a.m.

My soul is dancing!!! I can't begin to describe how delicious this recipe is. I am grateful for PUL!!!

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2022, 9:05 p.m.

Aw thank you, Gisela, it means so much!

Charlotte - Aug. 1, 2021, 1:53 p.m.

I love these skewers for whole vibrant and colourful they are and also for the addition of sweet potato amongst the other veggies.....I have never tried this before and it works so well! They are very tasty and work so well with the Vegan Tzatziki that I always make to accompany. Yummy!

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 5:40 a.m.

So happy to hear, Charlotte, thanks a bunch for sharing!

Amber - July 27, 2021, 3:04 p.m.

These skewers are so yummy, I've make them all the time when the sun is out here! The flavours kind of remind me of foods I had on holiday in Greece, so good!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:29 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Amber! Thank you for the lovely review ☺️

Pien - July 8, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

These skewers are so yum and look so cute as well! Also great to bring to a potluck or anything similar!

Hof - April 19, 2021, 4:45 p.m.

OMG it's amazing you can change the quantity of the dish by the headline and see the amount of ingredients changing accordingly!!!!!!!!!!! Freakin' AWESOME

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 5:45 a.m.

We're so thrilled that you're enjoying the new website and its functionalities, Hof! Lots of love has gone into it's creation 😁

MaryEllen - March 22, 2021, 8:38 a.m.

These are delicious! I tossed my veggies in the marinade then put on sticks.we grilled them. So good. I cut back on the oil and increased lemon juice. Worked fine.

Sadia - March 29, 2021, 4:17 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed it, MaryEllen! Thanks for sharing! 🤗