Mediterranean Tofu Skewers

Hello and happy Monday!

The weather here in Zurich has been incredible – hot, sunny and all things summery – the perfect weather for barbecuing. One of my current favorites for throwing on the grill are these flavorsome tofu skewers – the recipe for which I came up with in collaboration with Migros, for their summer grill campaign (#grillitarier) 😉

I hope you enjoy!

Mediterranean Tofu Skewers

Makes ca. 9 skewers

Ingredients:

  • 400g tofu (2 x 200g blocks), cubed
  • 100g sundried tomatoes (in olive oil and herbs); drained
  • 100g green olives
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (from the jar of tomatoes)
  • 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and cayenne pepper to season
  • 1 yellow bell pepper / veg of choice, sliced

Method:

  1. Prick the cubed tofu with a fork (this will help the marinade soak in more).
  2. Blend together the sundried tomatoes and olives, adding the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and seasoning.
  3. Coat the tofu cubes in the marinade, rubbing the marinade onto the tofu. Cover and leave in the fridge for a few hours (ideally overnight).
  4. Assemble skewers by alternating cubes of tofu and sliced vegetables and cook on a tray over the grill (top with extra marinade that has fallen off).
  5. Serve with sweet potato wedges, quinoa, salad, couscous or whatever your favorite BBQ sides are.

Enjoy!

xoxo

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Migros #Grillitarier Party

Hello and happy Sunday!

Summer is here and with it the BBQ season has started. Barbecuing is something I’ve always liked – who doesn’t enjoy soaking up the sun and spending time with family and friends while tantalizing scents of delicious food sizzling away on the grill waft through the summer breeze?? And this summer I’m seriously getting my grill on through a fun summer campaign launched by Migros. As a #grillitarier I’m loving coming up with plant-based ideas for the grill, using delicious Migros ingredients.

On Friday I had the pleasure of being invited to an amazing grill party hosted by Migros, which involved lots of food bloggers, fun and, of course, grilling! It was an absolutely stunning sunny summer evening up on the Uetliberg, and it could not have been more ideal for a barbecue. First we were treated to refreshing iced tea and nibbles (I loved the beetroot-hummus avocado slices) while getting to know the other bloggers and the lovely people from Migros. Then, we were let loose on a tempting array of fresh produce and ingredients – huge baskets of fruit and vegetables, meat and fish for the omnivores and tofu for the veggies – to make dinner with.

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Photo by @davidbiedert.

I loved the feeling that everyone was working together and bouncing off of each other’s ideas. We ended up eating our fabulous feast – various skewers, salads, grilled aubergine, stuffed peppers, hummus, guacamole and more – under a tent while listening to chilled live music.

My food favorite was probably the new Cornatur Algen Burger (a vegan burger made with algae). It’s a breaded patty and tastes a bit like fish sticks. I’ll definitely be buying it and really recommend giving it a try – as a burger or, like here, cut up and made into skewers along with aubergine and peppers.

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Photo by @davidbiedert.

And for dessert? This being Switzerland, the fondue pans came out 😀 We melted chocolate over the grill (one pot for milk chocolate and one for dark) for dipping in fruit skewers, while trying not to burn ourselves – or drop our phones into the fire!

My take-away from the evening (besides the goody bag with all the grill essentials one could need!): a strong reminder of how a barbecue offers something for everyone – from fully plant-based to the other end of the scale – and is such a relaxed and satisfying way to spend time with people and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Hope you enjoyed reading and head over to the #grillitarier Website for all kinds of BBQ recipes, sweet and savory 😉

xoxo

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Photo by @davidbiedert.