If you don't have barley on hand, serve with brown rice, quinoa, or farro. You can also cook the tofu on a stovetop grill pan--just be sure to turn your oven vent on high, as the honey-based glaze is sure to create some smoke.

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Recipe Summary

45 mins
45 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 2/3 cups barley mixture and 1 tofu skewer)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to high (450°F to 550°F).

  • Bring beer, honey, and red pepper to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup.

  • Thread tofu cubes onto 4 (6-inch) skewers. Coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Brush tofu and zucchini with beer mixture. Arrange tofu skewers and zucchini in a single layer on grill grate coated with cooking spray. Grill tofu, brushing often with beer mixture, 2 to 3 minutes per side or until grill marks appear. Cook zucchini 3 to 4 minutes per side or until tender and grill marks appear. Remove from grill; coarsely chop zucchini.

  • Toss together zucchini, tomatoes, arugula, barley, oil, vinegar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon each pepper and salt in a large bowl. Top barley mixture with tofu.


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Nutrition Facts

382 calories; fat 16.7g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 11.5g; poly fat 2.4g; protein 12g; carbohydrates 49g; fiber 5g; iron 3mg; sodium 384mg; calcium 204mg; sugars 22g; added sugar 17g.