Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl

If you're going to go vegan, incorporating tofu into your diet is a must.

Peanut Tofu Buddah Bowl
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The hunger-defying combination of 19g of protein, 7g of fiber, and 10g of fat (mostly unsaturated) per bowl will help prevent overeating in-between meals.

Nutrition (per bowl)

Calories: 321; total fat: 10g; saturated fat: 1g; protein: 19g; carbohydrates: 39g; sugar: 2g; fiber: 7g; cholesterol: 0mg; sodium: 251mg

Recipe and photo by Alexandra Caspero, R.D. of Delish Knowledge.

Prep time

20 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • For the tofu bowl:
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tsp olive oil or additional sesame oil, divided
  • 1 cup chickpeas (drained and rinsed, if using canned)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 16 oz extra-firm tofu, pressed and drained
  • For the peanut sauce:
  • 1-2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • ¼ cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter

Preheat the oven to 400°. Cube tofu and place in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet, and cook for 25 minutes. If you aren't using a non-stick baking sheet, lightly spray with cooking spray. Remove from oven, and place in a shallow bowl.

Whisk together the ingredients for the sauce (sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, chili garlic sauce, peanut butter) until creamy and smooth. Add ½ of the sauce to the tofu bowl, and let marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Toss the broccoli with 1 teaspoon sesame or olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven, and roast for 20 minutes until just tender.

Heat remaining olive or sesame oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu, in batches, along with the marinating sauce until crispy and golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.

To assemble, divide the brown rice among 4 bowls, top each bowl with ¼ cup shredded carrots, ½ cup spinach leaves, ¼ broccoli, ¼ cup garbanzo beans, and a few pieces of tofu. Drizzle with remaining peanut sauce.