k Cosmic Cauliflower Kebabs k
And now for something sexy on on a stick. These are my gorgeous curried chargrilled Tofu and cauliflower kebabs, served with probiotic kefir tzatziki
Purple cauliflower is now becoming more readily available, you can certainly substitute with regular white cauliflower but the purple variety is higher in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanin, which can also be found in red cabbage and red wine.
Organic Tofu is an incredible plant based phytoestrogen it binds with oestrogen receptor sites in our cells. The high levels of isoflavones actually mimic oestrogen, that help reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, flushing, and night sweats.
I’m not going to disagree that tofu is bland but when you marinade it with curry spices, it becomes deeply rich and fragrant in flavour. Serve with this delicious cooling minted tzatziki dressing for a gut friendly probiotic punch.
Ingredients (serves 4)
300g organic tofu cut into 2cm squares 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or olive oil)
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 tablespoon mild curry paste
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 medium cauliflower cut into florets
100g organic greek yoghurt
1⁄4 cucumber, grated
1⁄2 clove garlic grated
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 big handful of fresh mint finely chopped 1⁄2 tsp sea salt or himalayan salt
1. Heat the oven to 180°c. soak the wooden skewers in water 30 minutes before you are ready to cook.
2. In a large bowl whisk all the marinade ingredients: coconut oil, garlic, curry paste, turmeric and salt and add the tofu squares and cauliflower florets. marinade for 30 minutes, or up to overnight in the
3. Skewer cauliflower and tofu onto soaked wooden skewers and place onto a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes.
4. Meanwhile make the riata by mixing all the ingredients into a bowl. Enjoy the skewers with an extra squeeze of fresh lemon juice and some chopped coriander to garnish.