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Tofu Skewers in Miso Tahini sauce.

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Barbecue grilled tofu kebabs wrapped in courgette zuccini with tomatoes and red onions on skewers with a miso tahini sauce presented on an Imariware platter for vegans and vegetarians by kurumicooks delicious easy to make healhy Japanese Asian and Fusion cooking for your kitchen

I'm in Japan at the moment visiting friends and family. Before I left, I developed a really nice Miso Tahini sauce which I thought would be a perfect accompaniment for barbecue foods - I posted it on the blog last week. The weather at the time wasn't great so I resorted to my grill indoors to try out some grilled Tofu kebabs with the sauce and I can safely say it worked very well! This is a great dish to serve to vegetarians, vegans and also those who simply don't want to eat too much barbecued meat. I use firm or "cotton" tofu and wrap each chunk in a strip of raw courgette before pushing the tofu onto skewers with baby tomatoes and chunks of red onion - the courgette strips keep the tofu a little more moist while the skewers are over the barbecue or under a grill. They're done in 3 or 4 minutes.

All that's left is to spoon on some of the Miso Tahini sauce and you've got a light, healthy grill/barbecue dish that's really tasty as well! If you like the idea of this dish, you can find the tofu kebab youtube tutorial by clicking Tofu skewers or just scroll to the bottom of the page. The written recipe is just below. The Miso Tahini Youtube tutorial is here and a written version is below too.

Happy grilling! Kurumi XXXX.

If you want to try out this sauce with a meat dish, why not try my yakitori recipe? You can find it here. (Just replace the yakitori sauce with the miso tahini.)


Tofu Skewers.


270g firm tofu

12 cm (approx.) courgette

1/2 small red onion, peeled

4 baby tomatoes

4 x 20cm skewers

2 tbsp vegetable oil

a baking tray (if grilling indoors)


how to:

cut the tofu into approx. 2.5cm cubes

cut the onion into 4 pieces

peel 12 strips from the courgette with a peeler

wrap each tofu cube with a courgette strip and gently push it onto a skewer

repeat with a piece of onion, then another wrapped tofu cube, baby tomato and finally another wrapped tofu cube

repeat this 3 times more for a total of 4 skewers

oil the baking tray (if grilling indoors) and the kebabs well

turn your grill to hot, then grill the kebabs on a high heat for 4-5 mins

turn over and grill another 4-5 mins or until lightly browned

if barbecuing, the kebabs will be done in 5-6 minutes, turned once

serve with miso-tahini sauce (recipe below)


Miso Tahini sauce


(makes enough sauce for the tofu kebab recipe above)

2 tbsp miso

1 tbsp tahini

2 tbsp japanese cooking sake

1 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp water


how to:

combine the miso, tahini, sake, sugar and water in a pan

cook and stir on a medium heat for approx. 4 mins

once the sauce starts bubbling, it is ready - just make sure the alcohol from the cooking sake has evaporated



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