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Mouthwatering Greek Vegan Delight: Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

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Mouthwatering Greek‌ Vegan Delight: Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Can‌ you suggest a good replacement for the traditional meat ‍in a souvlaki for those who are looking for a vegan option?

Mouthwatering Greek Vegan⁤ Delight: Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Intro

Souvlaki is a traditional Greek dish typically made with grilled meat. However, as more and more people are adopting veganism or reducing their meat consumption, this dish can still be enjoyed. This mouthwatering vegan ​version of souvlaki ‍is made with tofu, marinated⁣ in ⁣Mediterranean spices, and served with a creamy ‌and refreshing tzatziki sauce. It’s easy to⁣ make and packed ⁣with flavors that will transport⁤ you to the streets of Athens.

Ingredients

  • 1 block of ⁢extra-firm tofu
  • 1 ​red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 red ⁢bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 yellow ​bell⁢ pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 zucchini, cut into rounds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ‌lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10-12 bamboo⁤ or metal skewers

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup ⁤vegan yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ⁣tablespoon lemon⁣ juice
  • 1 tablespoon‍ chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Drain the tofu and press it with a ‍paper towel to remove any excess water. Cut it into cubes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon ‍juice, garlic, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Thread the tofu, onion, bell peppers, and ‌zucchini ⁣onto skewers, alternating the vegetables and tofu cubes.
  4. Brush the skewers with the marinade, making ⁣sure to coat all sides.
  5. Preheat a grill or grill pan ​over medium-high heat. Grill the skewers for 10-12 minutes,⁤ turning occasionally, ‌until‍ the tofu is charred and the vegetables are tender.
  6. In the meantime,⁣ make the tzatziki sauce by mixing all the sauce⁢ ingredients together in a bowl.
  7. Serve the souvlaki skewers hot with the tzatziki sauce on top‌ or on the side.

Enjoy this delicious vegan version of souvlaki⁢ and transport your taste buds to the streets of⁢ Athens!

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