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Oven Roasted Sweet Potato & Tofu Veggie Skewers

50 min

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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!

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Total

50 min

Prep

20 min

Cook

30 min

Contains

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soy

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peanut

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tree nut

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sesame

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gluten

Ingredients

Tofu

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

Marinade

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

Skewers

  • 1
    yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1
    large red onion, chopped
  • 1
    large sweet potato, cut into very thin bite-sized squares
  • ½
    zucchini, cut into thin bite-sized squares
  • 21
    cherry tomatoes

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  1. Soak about 20 - 25 wooden 7 inch (18 cm) skewers in a shallow dish of water for about 15 minutes. This will prevent the skewers from burning when they are baking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). If using a BBQ, disregard this step.
  3. 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.
  4. To a large shallow dish, add the tofu pieces, drizzle over the olive oil, and gently toss to coat. Then add the cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and give it another gentle toss.
  5. To make the marinade, to a medium bowl, add the ingredients for the marinade, and give it a mix.
  6. Thread the tofu on the skewers along with the chopped veggies. Repeat until the skewer is filled up, and finish it with a cherry tomato on top. Note: the sweet potato needs to be cut more thinly than the other veggies so that it finishes cooking at the same time.
  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. Alternatively, if using a BBQ, simply grill until it's cooked to your liking, before giving it a turn.
  8. Bake in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the veggies are cooked to your liking.
  9. These skewers are delicious on their own, but we definitely recommend enjoying them together with our vegan tzatziki recipe!

Notes

  • Variations: try any other veggies, such as mushrooms, carrots, or corn. Vary up the flavours by adding spices like ground coriander or curry powder.
  • Make-ahead: these skewers can be prepped a day ahead and stored in the fridge. Simply brush the marinade over top and roast when ready to enjoy.

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Nutrition info

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

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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! 🤗