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Tofu Thai Kebab

These vegetarian skewers can be made in the oven.

"Tofu soaks up any flavor that it is paired with and in this case it is the Thai version of curry," says Katzie Guy-Hamilton, chef and director of food and beverage at Equinox. "And don't underestimate the power of citrus: The zest and bitter rind is just as valuable as the juice for adding bright, acidic notes."

This recipe is part of our meal prep series. Click here for all the details.

For the Kebab

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon harissa
  • ½ teaspoon green curry paste
  • Firm tofu, cut into 4 large cubes
  • 4 baby portobello mushrooms
  • 4 1-inch slices zucchini
  • ¼ lime wedge

For the Side Salad

  • 1 large handful arugula
  • 1 Persian cucumber
  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450.

  2. For the marinade, combine coconut oil, mint, ginger, lime juice, harissa, and curry paste.

  3. Reserve 2 teaspoons of the marinade and set aside.

  4. Combine tofu and vegetables with the marinade and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

  5. Using a 12-inch wooden skewer, arrange kebab in this order: mushroom, tofu, mushroom, tofu, zucchini, lime wedge, tofu, zucchini, mushroom, zucchini, tofu, zucchini, mushroom.

  6. Place kebab on a tray and roast for 15 minutes.

  7. Remove kebab from the oven and sprinkle with lime juice and fresh lime zest.

  8. Drizzle with remaining marinade.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge alongside harissa in a small side container.

For the simple side salad

  1. Combine arugula and cucumber in a small salad container.

At your desk

  1. Combine quinoa with salad greens and dress with lime juice, rosemary oil, and other seasonings from the condiment kit as desired. 

  2. Warm kebab or serve room temperature alongside salad with harissa.