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Grilled Veggie Skewers

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Turn up the heat with Grilled Veggie Skewers – marinated tofu and colorful veggies sizzle to perfection on the grill.

Grilling season is every season in the Akerberg household!

I’m not kidding – when the craving hits, we bundle up, throw on the snow boots and venture outdoors to fire up the grill! Who knew vegan grilling could be so delicious? Just wait til you try my Grilled Veggie Skewers! These babies are on repeat around here for good reason. They are easy to make, super flavorful, and totally versatile.

a row of ungrilled vegetables on a wooden tray by Jackfruitful Kitchen, Grilled Veggie Skewers

The Magic Marinade

Let’s talk about the secret behind these mouthwatering skewers – the marinade! It’s like a symphony of flavors where balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, soy sauce (or tamari), and a blend of seasonings dance together to create a taste sensation. And here’s the kicker – the marinade isn’t just a quick dip; it’s a transformative experience that marries the ingredients into a harmonious union. Each bite will be bursting with flavor after just 30 minutes of marinating (but let’s be honest – the longer you marinate, the better!).

It’s like a rainbow on your plate, vibrant colors and flavors that celebrate the essence of summer (or if you’re like us and channel summer vibes in the middle of January). These skewers pack a colorful array of bell peppers, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, and even juicy pineapple – all threaded onto skewers with marinated tofu, ready to be sizzlingly grilled to perfection. 

These Grilled Veggie Skewers only need a handful of ingredients:

  • balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • maple syrup
  • soy sauce or tamari
  • dried rosemary
  • garlic powder
  • extra firm tofu
  • red bell pepper
  • orange bell pepper
  • yellow squash
  • zucchini
  • red onion
  • cremini mushrooms
  • pineapple
vegan grilled veggie skewers with tofu, red pepper, zucchini, red onion and more, seasoned to perfection

Grill to Perfection

Now, the real magic happens on the grill. As these skewers hit the heat, the marinade caramelizes, creating a tantalizing glaze that enhances the natural sweetness of the veggies and tofu. The sizzle, the aroma (beware of neighbors jumping the fence to find out what smells so good!), the anticipation – it’s a sensory experience that adds to the delight. After just 10 minutes of grilling, the skewers emerge – their edges kissed by golden goodness. 

Grilled Veggie Skewers can be incredibly versatile as well. This grilled goodness can be served over a bed of rice, toss with pasta and fresh herbs, or tossed into a salad. The possibilities are endless!

So, are you ready to turn up the heat and embark on this sensational, plant-powered culinary journey? Whether you’re in a land of perpetual summer, savoring the last bits of the season, or looking forward to winter grilling, it’s time to ignite the barbie and let those skewers sizzle!

Pairs PERFECTLY with my strawberry rosé margaritas!! I promise 🙂 and look out for my upcoming recipe this week because it is a killer addition to these Grilled Veggie Skewers!

Jackie Akerberg

Author of the Clean Vegan Cookbook, Food Blogger and Recipe Developer from Des Moines, Iowa. 

Jackfruitful Kitchen has proudly been featured in Forks Over Knives, Vegan Bowls, Vegan Food and Living, and DSM Magazine.

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Grilled Veggie Skewers

Embrace the sizzle of summer with a recipe that's both vibrant and delicious. I’m about to turn up the heat and dish out a mouthwatering guide to creating the perfect Grilled Veggie Skewers – aka a STACK of flavors that perfectly captures the essence of grilling season. These plant-powered kabobs are sure to satisfy taste buds and leave everyone craving more (even the meat eaters in the room… or the backyard). Whether you're a seasoned grill master or a newbie by the BBQ, these skewers are your ticket to a sensational, wholesome feast. Shall we fire it up?
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • grill
  • skewers


Marinade Ingredients

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustad
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper

Skewers Ingredients

  • 16oz extra firm tofu pressed and cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 orange bell pepper cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 yellow squash sliced
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • 1 red onion cut into 1” pieces
  • 12oz cremini mushrooms sliced
  • ½ pineapple cut into 1” pieces


  • If using bamboo skewers, soak in water for at least 1 hour. Add all ingredients for the marinade to a sealable container. A tupperware dish or ziplock bag would work great. Add in the cubed tofu and marinate for 15-30 minutes, or overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to 350 and lightly oil the grates. Assemble each skewer with the veggies and marinated tofu, as pictured. Place assembled skewers on a cutting board. Brush the veggies with the excess marinade from the tofu.Grill for 10 minutes, rotating every 2-3 minutes until edges are golden. Enjoy immediately.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, grill veggies, grilled tofu, marinade, plant based, vegan
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