Herby Tofu Kebab With Orange Salad

December 15, 2020
I had this solo piece of orange in my kitchen looking sadder with each passing day. I didn't really know what to make of it until I stumbled across a recipe by Jamie Oliver, but it was non-veg and had many ingredients to which I am allergic. But it gave me the idea of making something out of this sad piece of fruit. I had a little leftover tofu to replace the chicken in the original recipe, and to make everything more waistline-friendly I placed my skewers on a bed of salad. As the quarantine restrictions tightened again in many countries, it's good to give a little extra care for our bodies or a little break from "Netflix and chill with a bag of potato chips."

This salad is packed with iron, minerals, protein and abundance of vitamin C which you'll need for your immune system, especially in winter when it's needed the most.
tofu kebab on a plate

Herby Tofu Kebab With Orange Salad

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees Salads
utensils YIELDS 2
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  • 2 springs fresh rosemary
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 3 tbs Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 2 tbs White wine vinegar
  • to taste Sea salt, Freshly Crushed black pepper
  • one pinch Red chilli flakes
  • 1 block Firm Tofu
  • 2-3 slices multigrain and seed gluten free bread
  • 200 g Crispy leafy salad packet
  • 1 large peeled oranges
  • 25 g vegan cheese, cubed
  • 2 tbs sweet corn
  • 1/2 tbs dried dill
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1. Drain water from the tofu and try to make dry as possible.

2. I used a jar for the marinade but you can also use a bowl. Add rosemary, garlic cloves, salt, oil, vinegar in a jar and blend till you get lovely smooth marinate. Chop the tofu and bread into 2-3 cm chunks, add tofu in the jar of herbed oil. Set the bread aside.  Once marinated, thread the tofu and bread on soaked bamboo skewers.

3. Heat a frying pan on medium heat, and lay the skewers in a hot pan and cook until golden every side. You don’t need extra oil to fry because the amount that will drop off from the skewers will be enough.

4. Meanwhile, slice the orange into rounds and cut the skin off the slices.

5. Place all the  salad mix, herbs and spices and corn on a big plate. I used a mix of different kinds of lettuce, carrot and cabbage but you can also use anything you have handy or baby spinach. Place orange slices and top with the tofu and bread kebab. Crumble over the vegan cheese and serve immediately.

Also by Imola: Vegan Indian Potatoes & Cabbage (Sabii)

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Photo: Imola Toth

Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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