Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Herby Tofu Kebab and Orange salad

This is not an ordinary salad, it's a superfood salad, It's almost one pot meal in a way,  it's a herby tofu and Orange salad !!! 
It's vibrant, extremely delicious and of course packed with all the goodness which our body requires everyday ! 

I know summer has already packed its bags and autumn is settling in the air, maybe many of you in search of autumn recipes, but let me assure you, that you still can fit this awesome salad in your diet. 

This salad is packed with iron, minerals, protein and abundance of vitamin C which you'll need for your immune system, especially in winter when it's needed this most. 

So if you are thinking for the next summer to try out this recipe, let me remind you that you will big loser :)

Herby tofu kebab and orange salad, recipe I partly conjured up while I was watching Jamie Oliver's cookery programme Jamie's Everyday Super food  last week. 

Jamie was making this salad non-veg, but I immediately thought about replacing with tofu and told myself my next trip to supermarket will be so soon :) 

I like Jamie's recipes, actually, I've seen his debut cookery show The Naked Chef, a young boy came and talking about food, so surprising it was. 

I took a walk to the shop, a bonus point goes for me,  my trip to supermarket was a lucky one, when I went to chilled aisle what I saw ? Tofu was on a good offer, quickly grabbed 4 packets as best before date is till November, also found all the fresh herbs, a guy told me that they have just arrived in the store few minutes ago, I was very pleased.

With all my grocery I headed to the till, lady on the till ( I think she was european, from her accent I knew ) was so surprised to see tofu. She bombarded me with so many questions about tofu. Will not tell you here how many questions she asked me, but couple of  them were 'Is tofu a meat' ? and how you're surviving without meat :) and last one 'what if someone next to you eating non veg ? 

I wanted to tell her so much about it, but I just smiled and replied her yes, you can :) and also told her what to eat or not it's people's own choice and I left the shop with a smile :) Came home and prepared this salad very quickly and wolfed it down less than five minutes. Trust me after having this salad at lunch around 1 pm, I did not need any snacks in between just drank few glasses of water and had dinner about 7:30 even for dinner I wasn't starving !!

Next day my plan was to go and meet daughter at her university place , again I prepared this salad and packed for her. As soon as I reached she asked me Mum, have you got lunch for me ? I handed over her a container, she did not say a word but she kept eating, there was a silence in the room, the only noise I can hear was crunchy bread going kruummmm krummmm in her mouth :)

I used home grown MINT :)

Salad didn't survive for long, after she finished said "Mum this salad is a keeper, and I will prepare even myself here, not saying just because I was hungry, but you've made a master piece and you must post it on your blog" ! Then I told her how I made, where the inspiration came from and etc and in the evening headed back home. 

So third time I prepared this salad yesterday in less than a week and posting recipe today ! Hope you guys like it and if you prepare let me know :)

tofu kebab, salad, orange, herb



Vibrant, Delicious and nutritious superfood salad, no one should miss out on it!
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 20 M


  • 4-5 Sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 2-3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. White wine vinegar
  • to taste Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Freshly Crushed black pepper
  • Pinch Red chilli flakes - optional 
  • 1 packet Firm Tofu
  • 3 thick slices thick slice of multigrain and seed bread
  • 1 Bay leaf  I used fresh 
  • 200 g Baby spinach
  • 4 tbsp. Dill leaves
  • 3 tbsp. Parsley, Coriander and mint leaves
  • 1/2 Crispy leafy salad packet
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 3 peeled oranges
  • 25 g. Feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Edible dried lavender leaves



  1. Drain water from the tofu and try to make dry as possible.
  2. I left it out of the fridge for half an hour.
  3. Add rosemary, garlic cloves, salt, oil, vinegar in a blender jar and blend till you get lovely smooth marinate.
  4. Chop the tofu and bread into 2-3 cm chunks, add in a bowl with rosemary paste.
  5. Gently toss everything together and make sure everything is coated well.
  6. Once marinated, thread the tofu and bread on soaked bamboo skewers.
  7. Heat a frying pan on medium heat, place a bay leaf on it and lay the skewers in a hot pan and cook until golden every side.
  8. Altogether it will take 5-6 minutes. 
  9. Meanwhile, peel the skin of the orange, then slice into rounds.
  10. Place all the spinach, herbs and other salad leaves in a big bowl.
  11. Add lemon juice, toss well.
  12. On a serving plate arrange a bed of salad, place orange slices and top with the tofu and bread kebab.
  13. Crumble over the feta cheese and edible flower and serve immediately. 
  14. Enjoy !!


4-5 Bamboo skewers soak in water for about 2-3 hours.
Only add orange slices and Tofu, Bread kebab when you are ready to eat.
Perfect for lunch box.
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1 comment:

  1. This salad is just too tempting. Refreshing and light, makes me drool. Photos also are so artistic.


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