AuthorMike EgrieCategoryDifficultyIntermediate
Fennel Citrus Avocado Salad Grilled Tofu Skewers
Yields4 Servings
Cook Time5 mins
 1 extra firm tofu, drained
 orange, zested (about 1 tablespoon), orange reserved
 3 tbsp white wine vinegar, divided
 2 tbsp grapeseed oil, divided
 1 tbsp honey, divided
 1 wooden skewers
 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
 1 fennel bulb, ¼ fennel fronds reserved, bulb
 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
 ¼ cup chopped roasted unsalted cashews
1

Wrap tofu with paper towels and place on a plate; top with a second plate and weigh down with a heavy object. Let tofu stand 15 minutes; cut into 1-inch pieces.

2

Slice off ends of orange; place cut side down on cutting board. Slice down sides of orange to remove skin and white pith with a paring knife. Hold orange over large bowl; gently cut along sides of membranes to release each segment. Reserve orange segments; squeeze juice from orange membrane into same large bowl. Whisk in 1 tablespoon each vinegar and oil, 1½ teaspoons honey, ¼ teaspoon salt and orange zest. Add tofu and toss gently; let stand 30 minutes. Soak skewers in water 20 minutes.

3

Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Remove tofu from marinade with slotted spoon; whisk in mustard, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil and 1½ teaspoons honey. Add fennel, fennel fronds and orange segments; toss. Makes about 3 cups.

4

Thread tofu onto skewers. Place skewers on hot grill rack; cover and cook 10 minutes or until grill marks appear and tofu is crisp, turning ¼ turn every 2½ minutes.

5

Serve fennel mixture topped with avocado, cashews and tofu skewers. Chef Tip: Tofu skewers can also be grilled on the stovetop on a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat.

Ingredients

 1 extra firm tofu, drained
 orange, zested (about 1 tablespoon), orange reserved
 3 tbsp white wine vinegar, divided
 2 tbsp grapeseed oil, divided
 1 tbsp honey, divided
 1 wooden skewers
 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
 1 fennel bulb, ¼ fennel fronds reserved, bulb
 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
 ¼ cup chopped roasted unsalted cashews

Directions

1

Wrap tofu with paper towels and place on a plate; top with a second plate and weigh down with a heavy object. Let tofu stand 15 minutes; cut into 1-inch pieces.

2

Slice off ends of orange; place cut side down on cutting board. Slice down sides of orange to remove skin and white pith with a paring knife. Hold orange over large bowl; gently cut along sides of membranes to release each segment. Reserve orange segments; squeeze juice from orange membrane into same large bowl. Whisk in 1 tablespoon each vinegar and oil, 1½ teaspoons honey, ¼ teaspoon salt and orange zest. Add tofu and toss gently; let stand 30 minutes. Soak skewers in water 20 minutes.

3

Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Remove tofu from marinade with slotted spoon; whisk in mustard, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil and 1½ teaspoons honey. Add fennel, fennel fronds and orange segments; toss. Makes about 3 cups.

4

Thread tofu onto skewers. Place skewers on hot grill rack; cover and cook 10 minutes or until grill marks appear and tofu is crisp, turning ¼ turn every 2½ minutes.

5

Serve fennel mixture topped with avocado, cashews and tofu skewers. Chef Tip: Tofu skewers can also be grilled on the stovetop on a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat.

Fennel Citrus Avocado Salad Grilled Tofu Skewers
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