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Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Tofu and Zucchini Ribbon Skewers

By: Plantifully Based

Serves 2-3


Ingredients:

Zucchini

  • 2 medium zucchini (about 14.5 ounces/415g)

  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • Pinch salt

  • Pinch red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Tofu

  • 1 block super firm tofu (16 ounces/454g), cubed

  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • Pinch salt

  • Pinch red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon parsley flakes

Other

  • Spray oil for electric grill

  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh parsley chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI drizzling on top

  • Flaky sea salt for garnish, optional


Directions:

  1. Wash the zucchini and cut the end and top off. Use a vegetable peeler to make ribbons by peeling the zucchini from top to bottom, resulting in one long thin piece of zucchini. Once you get to the middle part with seeds stop. Rotate the zucchini to get all sides.

  2. Place the zucchini in a large bowl and add all the remaining zucchini ingredients. Mix together and marinate for 20 minutes.

  3. Add the cubed tofu and the tofu ingredients into a different large bowl and gently mix to coat everything. Marinate for 20 minutes.

  4. If using wooden skewers make sure to soak them ahead of time. Add the tofu and zucchini to the skewers. I added between.4 to 6 pieces of tofu and about 9 to 12 pieces of zucchini. However, you can do this however you like. When placing the zucchini on, I would take a piece and roll it up then add it to the skewer. Repeat until you’ve made 6 skewers.

  5. Once all the skewers are made spray your electric grill, or prepare the traditional grill, and add the skewers to it. My grill is smaller so I did 3 at a time. Grill on one side for 4 minutes, then rotate and grill for another 4 minutes. Carefully remove the skewers and repeat with the other skewers.

  6. Add the skewers to a plate and garnish with the parsley and flaky salt. Drizzle the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena overtop and enjoy.


Notes:

  • If using a traditional grill please see notes above under “Best Tips for Grilling”

  • You can also bake these in the oven at 425°F (218°C) for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until crispy and browned. Spray each skewer with spray oil before baking.


*The Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is the name of an area, a specific place, or, in exceptional cases, the name of a country, used as a description of an agricultural product, which comes from such an area, place, or country, which has a specific quality, goodwill, or other characteristic property, attributable to its geographical origin, at least one of the stages of production, processing, or preparation takes place in the area. The European Union (EU) will only give a product PGI status if they decide it has a reputation, characteristics, or qualities that are a result of the area you want to associate with. It is the PGI logo that guarantees the consumer about the authenticity of the product they are buying.

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