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Vegan Chipotle Tofu Skewers

Updated: May 18

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Vegan Chipotle Tofu Skewers

Discover the joy of outdoor dining any day of the year with our Chipotle Tofu Skewers. These skewers bring the zest of chipotle to the forefront, partnered with the firm bite of tofu and the earthy flavours of mushrooms and bell peppers. This recipe is a staple for vegans and lacto-vegetarians alike, offering a smoky, spicy kick that enlivens the taste buds and satisfies the soul. These Chipotle Tofu Skewers are a perfect way to enjoy a plant-powered barbecue or add a smoky twist to your regular meal rotation, ensuring that your vegan recipes remain exciting and full of flavour.



Serves: 4

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes



  • 400g firm tofu, pressed and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 200g mushrooms, halved

  • 12 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

For the Chipotle Marinade:

  • 3 tbsp chipotle paste

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tsp agave syrup or maple syrup

  • Salt and pepper, to taste



  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the chipotle paste, olive oil, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, smoked paprika, agave syrup, salt, and pepper.

  2. Add the tofu cubes to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer for more flavour.

  3. Preheat your grill or barbecue to a medium-high heat.

  4. Thread the marinated tofu, bell peppers, and mushrooms onto the soaked skewers.

  5. Grill the skewers for 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the tofu is crispy and vegetables have charred edges.

  6. Remove from the grill and optionally drizzle with a little more chipotle paste or olive oil.

  7. Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.


Additional Tips:


Allergy information / alternatives:

  • This recipe can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free soy sauce.

  • If you don’t have chipotle paste, you can blend canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce until smooth and use as an alternative.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 250

  • Protein: 14g

  • Fat: 16g (Saturated: 2g)

  • Carbohydrates: 18g (Sugars: 8g)

  • Fibre: 4g

  • Sodium: 480mg

Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.


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