Grilled Tofu Skewers with Peanut Sauce

For a vegetarian or plant-based option, these grilled tofu skewers with a flavorful peanut sauce will satisfy your cravings for a protein-rich and low carb meal.


  • 1 block of firm tofu, pressed and cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • For the peanut sauce:
    • ΒΌ cup natural peanut butter
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari)
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or low carb sweetener of choice)
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • Water (to adjust consistency)


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add the tofu cubes to the marinade and gently toss until well coated. Let the tofu marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  3. Thread the marinated tofu cubes onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  4. Place the tofu skewers on the preheated grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until grill marks appear and the tofu is heated through.
  5. While the tofu is grilling, prepare the peanut sauce by combining the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, maple syrup, and minced garlic in a bowl. Add water gradually and whisk until desired consistency is achieved.
  6. Serve the grilled tofu skewers with the peanut sauce for dipping. Pair with a side of fresh salad or steamed vegetables for a complete low carb meal.

Grilled Tofu Skewers with Peanut Sauce is a delightful vegetarian option for a low carb meal. The tofu is marinated in a flavorful blend of soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, and spices, resulting in a savory and protein-rich dish. The grilled tofu skewers are paired with a delicious peanut sauce that adds a creamy and nutty element to the meal. This recipe offers a satisfying and plant-based alternative that is both nutritious and full of flavor.