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Grilled Teriyaki Tofu Skewers – Minimalist Baker Recipes

Teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds, and green onions on a baking sheet next to teriyaki tofu skewers

Is it even summertime with out a skewer?! We predict not. These teriyaki tofu skewers are stuffed with savory candy goodness, and when grilled, they develop a subtly crusty exterior and completely smoky style. It’s secure to say this recipe’s a winner, pals! 

We love these skewers alongside a chilly sesame noodle salad or stir-fry for a protein-packed, plant-based summer season meal! Simply 9 substances required for these tremendous flavorful tofu skewers. Allow us to present you the way it’s executed!

Metal skewers, cubed tofu, toasted sesame oil, avocado oil, garlic powder, rice vinegar, coconut sugar, arrowroot powder, red onion, and tamari

The way to Make Grilled Teriyaki Tofu Skewers

We begin this tofu get together off by marinating cubes of tofu in a teriyaki-inspired sauce made with tamari (or soy sauce), coconut sugar, garlic powder, rice vinegar, and toasted sesame oil. The result’s tremendous flavorful cubes of tofu.

Cubed tofu marinating in teriyaki sauce

A few of that flavorful marinade will get whisked in a saucepan with arrowroot starch and water to create a thick teriyaki glaze to brush on on the finish. Are you able to inform we like flavorful tofu?

Whisking a teriyaki glaze in a saucepan

Subsequent, we layer the marinated tofu onto skewers with purple onion for bites of sweetness and to assist maintain the tofu in place.

Adding a slice of red onion onto a skewer with cubed tofu and red onions

Then, it’s grilling time! If you happen to don’t have an out of doors grill or BBQ, you should use a forged iron grill pan on the stovetop.

Tofu skewers cooking on a grill pan

Grill for a couple of minutes on either side, permitting the skewers to develop grill marks throughout. Lastly, brush the grilled tofu with the teriyaki glaze, and luxuriate in!

Brushing a teriyaki glaze onto grilled tofu skewers

We hope you LOVE these teriyaki tofu skewers! They’re:

Tremendous flavorful
Straightforward to make
& Good for grilling season!

They pair nicely with different Japanese-inspired dishes together with our Creamy Sesame Noodle Salad (30 Minutes!), 30-Minute Portobello Mushroom Stir-Fry, or a easy salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing. You would additionally maintain the meal easy by serving with rice and steamed broccoli or cauliflower.

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Close up shot of a grilled tofu skewer with a teriyaki glaze

Prep Time 45 minutes

Cook dinner Time 15 minutes

Whole Time 1 hour

Servings 4 (10-inch skewers)

Course Entree, Fundamental Course

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Japanese-Impressed, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it maintain? 2-3 Days


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari (guarantee gluten-free as wanted)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or sub brown sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp rice vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 (14-oz.) bundle extra-firm tofu, reduce into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 medium purple onion, sliced into 1-inch chunks
  • Avocado oil (for greasing grill)

FOR SERVING non-compulsory

  • Sesame seeds
  • Thinly sliced inexperienced onion

*Vitamin data is a tough estimate calculated with 1/4 tsp avocado oil for greasing grill pan and with out non-compulsory substances.

Serving: 1 skewer Energy: 191 Carbohydrates: 15.9 g Protein: 15.8 g Fats: 8.9 g Saturated Fats: 1.5 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 3.5 g Monounsaturated Fats: 1.9 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 1332 mg Potassium: 234 mg Fiber: 0.8 g Sugar: 13.6 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 378 mg Iron: 3.2 mg


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