Grilled Vegan Skewers with Indian-Spiced Lime Coconut Yogurt Sauce


This recipe for grilled vegan skewers is an “appetizer” entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Debbie Tsujimoto. For the sauce, she uses dairy-free Cultured Coconut Milk (yogurt) from So Delicious.

Grilled Vegan Skewers with Indian-Spiced Lime Coconut Yogurt Sauce

So Delicious Dairy Free 3 Course Recipe Contest BadgeThe grilled vegan skewers are basted in a dairy-free yogurt sauce with garam masala, coriander, cumin, ginger, and lime.

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Indian-Inspired Grilled Vegan Skewers

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Grilled Vegan Skewers with Indian-Spiced Lime Coconut Yogurt Sauce
Serves: 2 skewers
  • Half a lime, squeezed for juice
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh minced ginger root
  • 1 8-ounce container So Delicious Dairy Free Plain Cultured Coconut Milk (Yogurt)
  • 7 ounces extra-firm Wildwood tofu, cut into 6 large cubes
  • 6 butternut squash cubes
  1. Hand mix lime juice and all spices into the yogurt in a small bowl. Set aside for brushing onto skewers while grilling them. Use a silicone pastry brush.
  2. Roast the squash cubes in 450ºF oven for 30 minutes. When the squash is done, remove from oven, and wet your wood skewers (2) first, to avoid burning.
  3. Thread the tofu cubes and butternut squash, alternating them for a total of 6 cubes per stick. Heat up your stove top grill pan, begin grilling skewers, then brush the yogurt sauce onto them. Turn them a quarter turn every other minute, to avoid over cooking any side. Baste the sauce on as needed when you turn them. Serve on a Japanese style plate if you have one, and you may put extra sauce in a mini dish on the corner of the plate.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

1 Comment

  1. I absolutely love cooking with skewers although, I must admit I always forget to soak my wooden skewers. I finally invested in some metal skewers & am happy to report no more skewers catching on photo’s

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