Tea Marinated Grilled Tofu
8 - 6 inch wooden skewers
1 - 14 oz. package extra firm tofu
Green Tea with Pomegranate Tea Bags
3 Bigelow® Earl
Grey Tea Bags
2 cups hot water
½ teaspoon salt, plus additional for sprinkling
1 tablespoon honey
1 medium zucchini, cut into 1 inch rounds
8 Baby Bella mushrooms, cleaned (about 8 oz.)
2 tablespoons canola oil (for brushing)
Non-stick grill spray
Yield: Serves 4
Tofu is a great vegetarian, low-calorie alternative for your
grill, and marinating it in tea gives it great flavor and color. A
touch of honey adds sweetness and helps to create a beautiful grill
marks as it caramelizes.
First, set wooden skewers in water and allow to soak for
approximately 30 minutes.
Next, sandwich the block of tofu between two plates lined with a
few layers of paper towels. Place something heavy on top plate
(like a can) so tofu can drain for 10-15 minutes.
In large bowl, combine hot water and tea bags and steep for 5-7
Squeeze out tea bags into bowl, remove, and add salt and honey
to tea. Stir until honey is dissolved.
Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes, and add to bowl. Set aside to
marinate for 15 minutes.
Thread 2-3 cubes of tofu and 2-3 pieces of vegetables onto each
soaked skewer, being careful not to pack the skewers too tightly.
Brush each skewer with canola oil and season with a pinch of
Spray a gas grill with non-stick grill spray and preheat to
medium-high. Place skewers on grill, and cook for approximately 2-3
minutes per side, until grill marks appear and tofu begins to form
a nicely colored crust.
Note: be very gentle when turning skewers (use a grill spatula), as
the tofu is delicate.
Remove from grill and serve hot.
Serving Size: ¼ of recipe (2 skewers)
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fiber 2g