Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers (Vegan & Glutenfree)

Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers: delicious and flavorful Thai skewers using tofu, veggies (zucchini, onion, tomatoes and bell pepper) and homemade sweet-spicy Thai-basil sauce. Fingerlicking is good, vegan and glutenfree. 


Happy Friday You’ll !!! I hope you had a nice week and I’m so looking forward to the weekend and noshing on these Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers with some Thai ice tea.

My week was a mix of blah in the beginning to absolutely crazy until yesterday … and today I’m excited as I get to share the recipe of these superhit skewers with you.

So, my girlfriends decided to throw an impromptu Girl BBQ party yesterday and I was asked to get these Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers on Wednesday night…

Seriously, my friends think I’m some kinda genie that grants wishes in terms of food 😉

Thai Tofu Skewers Recipe

But I guess they know me well or as my hubby calls it ‘food hoarder’, I confess I always have tons of stuff in our kitchen pantry (as if I’m never gonna go to store ever) and the fridge.

The only thing, I was little scared of was that I don’t have any fresh herbs at home and these skewers needed ‘basil’.

But then these ‘Dorot chopped Basil’ came to the rescue as I always have them in my freezer.

If you do a lot of cooking and like the smell of that fresh herb in your food, then Dorot is your Best Friend !!!

I’m telling you and you can thank me later 😉 they have these clean, cute and pre-proportioned herbs (cilantro, basil, garlic, ginger, etc) all packed in a small little-frozen baggie.

Ingredients for Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers :

The ingredients can be easily found in most grocery stores:

  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Thai Herbs – (Lemongrass, galangal ginger) for Thai paste or use store-bought paste
  • Maple Syrup, you can use honey or any other sweetener
  • Red Onion
  • Zucchini
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Vinegar 
  • Tamari, you can use soy sauce too
  • Chili Paste, I’m using sambal (found in Asian and American stores)

Ingredients for Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers

Phew, what a relief !!! So, here I was on Thursday morning marinating the veggies+tofu with the spice-mix and I’m talking 9 am as the BBQ starts at 11 am, yep, that’s the chosen time.

I just marinated the whole mix for about 15 minutes but if you have time, marinate them for longer.

Now, for the most fun part “Have you seen anyone grilling on their balcony at 9 am?” (lol)

Yep, that would be me, I just started the grill at 9 am and these cuties were ready to be grilled by 9:20 am.

Process for  Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers:

  1. Start by cleaning the veggies and then chopping them into squares (except cherry tomatoes).
  2. Chop the firm tofu
  3. Mix all the Thai paste ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to form an even paste
  4. Add the chopped veggies and tofu in a large Ziploc bag and pour the Thai paste in it.
  5. Close the bag and shake the Ziploc bag to mix the ingredients and coat the veggies + tofu.
  6. Let this marinate for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Heat the grill (you can use coal or wood).
  8. Now, take a skewer and start adding marinated veggies and tofu on the skewer (till you reach the top).
  9. Follow the step and create all the Thai Tofu Skewers.
  10. Place 5-6 skewers on the grill and spray oil.
  11. Let this grill on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  12. Similarly, rill all the skewers.
  13. Transfer the grilled Thai skewers and serve hot.

Process for Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers

I just grilled them each side for 2-3 minutes (as the grill was really hot) and keep an eye on tofu as it burns easily.

Once, they were grilled and the Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers were all ready, I just sprinkled a little bit of lime juice to keep them fresh and juicy.

Just before I could pack them, here’s me doing the very important taste test or breakfast as I say 🙂

Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers


Thai Tofu Skewers

The grill marks look awesome on them and it’s such an easy peasy recipe that can be added to any of your instant or upcoming BBQ parties.

It’s also totally #Vegan and #Glutenree as a couple of my friends are on Vegan+Gluten-Free diet.

So, go ahead and get those grill started and make these delicious Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers.

Go get these ‘Dorot’ products to help you in your next cooking preparation.


With a two-year shelf life, you can have fresh Garlic, Onions and Herbs year round with the simple “pop” of the tray.

I got mine from ‘Trader’s Joe’ in the frozen food aisle (picture below) but definitely, go to their site here -> Dorot <- and find your local store.



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THAI TOFU SKEWERS - Vegan Tofu & Glutenfree Tofu


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Yield: 12 Skewers

Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers

Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers

Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers: delicious and flavorful Thai skewers using tofu, veggies (zucchini, onion, tomatoes and bell pepper) and homemade sweet-spicy Thai-basil sauce. Fingerlicking good, vegan and glutenfree.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes


  • 1 Package Firm Tofu - drained
  • 1 Medium Onion - chopped in square
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper - chopped in square
  • 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Zucchini - chopped in square
  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 8 Skerwes - wooden or steel

Thai Spice Mix :

  • 5-6 Fresh Basil Leaves - you can use Dorot frozen basil cube
  • 1 Tsp Chili Paste - I'm using sambal olek, use homemade or store-bought paste
  • 1 Leaf of Lemongrass - optional
  • 1/4 Tsp Thai Ginger (Galangal) - you may use regular ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Tamari Soy Sauce - you may use regular soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup - you may use honey or sugar or any sugar substitute
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar - may use regular vinegar
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Red Chili Powder - as per taste
  • Black Pepper Powder - as per taste


Prep Work:

* If using wooden skewers, then soak them in water for 15 minutes (this prevent skewers from burning).

How to Make Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers

  1. Add all the spice mix in a bowl and whisk to form a smooth paste.
  2. Add chopped vegetables, 1tbsp oil, and tofu in the paste
  3. Transfer the content of the bowl in a large Ziploc bag and mix everything in it.
  4. Keep the ziplock bag in the fridge for 15 minutes or longer for the veggies, tofu to absorb the spices nicely.
  5. Fire up the grill and add wood or coal as per choice.
  6. Remove the bag from fridge.
  7. Add veggies and tofu on each skewer (as per choice).
  8. Brush each side of the skewered veggies+tofu with oil and place on grill.
  9. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  10. Turn to another side and grill another 2-3 minutes (keep an eye as tofu burns easily).
  11. Once the veggies are cooked, remove skewers from the grill.
  12. Transfer to a serving plate and serve along with tamarind sauce or any other sauce.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 397mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g


14 Replies to "Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers (Vegan & Glutenfree)"

  • Kylee from Kylee Cooks June 15, 2017 (4:22 pm)

    I LOVE dorot!! They work so amazingly for this kind of thing. So convenient, so fresh – so DELICIOUS!

  • Sarah June 12, 2017 (7:16 pm)

    What a great recipe for the grill! Always looking for more veggie friendly recipes!

  • Daniela Anderson June 12, 2017 (1:12 pm)

    I have never tried to grill tofu, l am obviously missing out big time, these skewers look great. Basil makes everything taste great, isn’t it? I love the great colours, I m getting pretty hungry now.

  • Swathi June 11, 2017 (9:03 pm)

    I need to look for Dorot. Your tofu skewers is delicious adding spicy touch to tofu always does wonders. I like spicy tofu rather than soyasauce one. Next time when I plan to grill I am going to make your marinade.

  • Amanda June 11, 2017 (3:06 pm)

    These are gorgeous. I’m not vegan, but I would have no problem enjoying these. I have to share this with my vegan-gf friends!

  • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ June 11, 2017 (1:31 pm)

    These tofu skewers sound so delicious. I haven’t tried any tofu lately but this sounds like a Yummy way to do it. Love the thai flavors that you used for this.

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy June 11, 2017 (1:29 pm)

    I will admit I am not a tofu fan, but maybe this might change my mind. I am a fan of these awesome little cubes. So easy to use, and I am not throwing out bad herbs that were not used up. Love grilling season…fire up the grill..

  • Molly Kumar June 11, 2017 (11:32 am)

    Thanks Tina 🙂

  • Molly Kumar June 11, 2017 (11:26 am)

    Awee, thanks Adriana and I’m so glad you liked the recipe.

  • Molly Kumar June 11, 2017 (11:24 am)

    Thanks Veena and I’m sure you’re going to love them.

  • Byron Thomas June 11, 2017 (11:07 am)

    These are absolutely perfect and absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to make them. I have two vegetarians in my family and summer grilling is so hectic because I feel like we just grill the same thing over and over again. I have grilled tofu before, but I really feeling the thai basil flavours. Gotta make this very, very soon!

    • Molly Kumar June 11, 2017 (11:23 am)

      Thank you so much Byron, I look forward to you trying the Tofu Skewers soon 🙂

  • Christine June 10, 2017 (2:34 pm)

    Yum! Love how amazing these look. Perfect for summer, cooking out, and having friends over!

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