Spring has sprung and it feels like summer is (hopefully) right around the corner. You might be getting cravings for fresher foods, or even getting more excited than usual about produce. If that’s happening, it’s okay! Warmer weather usually makes us want to eat cooler and more refreshing foods. So, in honor of that, here are some recipes that are both refreshing and filling: tofu bowls. Packed with flavor and nutrients, these bowls will have you celebrating spring.
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1. Sriracha and Lemongrass Marinated Tofu Bowls
You deserve a meal that will delight your taste buds and nourish your body and this Sriracha and Lemongrass Marinated Tofu Bowls by Katrina Abram is the way to go. This is a delightful bowl of brown rice topped with Sriracha and lemongrass marinated tofu, coconutty broccoli. and carrots with avocado. It’s such a nice meal to enjoy after a long day at work and smells amazing while cooking.
2. Peanut Butter Tofu Banh Mi Bowls
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Bowl meals make your life easy come dinner time! Try these Peanut Butter Tofu Banh Mi Bowls by Alison Edmund with cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro, and tofu served over rice with a peanut butter sauce. Vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with flavor!
3. Crispy Tofu Bowl
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Tofu can sometimes be difficult to capture the right taste, but this Crispy Tofu Bowl recipe by Julia Verkuil and Ellen Landman has no problem with it! These tofu slices are crispy, full of flavor, and a great way to take in your protein.
4. Sweet and Sour Sesame Tofu Bowl
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This is the perfect “use-what-you-have” marinade that, in all honesty, is comparable to the more traditional sweet and sour sauce you’d buy in the store! For this Sweet and Sour Sesame Tofu Bowl by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman, simply marinate the tofu in the sauce (or a new creation of your own) then coat & fry, or bake until crispy. and Add these little bites of flavour to your favorite bowl for an added boost of protein. Dinner never sounded so easy.
5. Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews
Zippy and fresh with a hint of crunch, this perfectly balanced plant-based meal is packed with protein and fiber. You’ll love this Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews by Amy Height!
6. Quick High-Protein Teriyaki, Tofu, and Cauliflower Rice
This Quick High-Protein Teriyaki, Tofu, and Cauliflower Rice by Jessica Gavin combines protein, vegetables, and a delectable savory sauce for a healthier low-carb dinner. Each piece of lightly crisp and tender tofu glazed with savory sauce is super satisfying. Feel free to toss in your favorite veggies, too!
7. Sweet Chili Noodle Tofu Bowl
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This Sweet Chili Noodle Tofu Bowl by Katrina Abram is sweet, spicy, and complex with both crunchy vegetables and soft vermicelli rice noodles. To make the tofu extra crispy and flavorful, it’s soaked in a mixture of tamari, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, and maple syrup and then fried in a hot skillet with cornstarch. The crispy exterior takes tofu to a whole new level.
8. Colorful Peanut Tofu Veggie Bowl with Glass Noodles
Looking at this bowl of food will make you and your body happy! This Colorful Peanut Tofu Veggie Bowl with Glass Noodles by Caitlin and Riley Gladney-Hatcher is delicious, satisfying, and a great dinner choice.
9. Smoked Tofu Noodle Bowl With Spicy Avocado Cream Sauce
This Smoked Tofu Noodle Bowl With Spicy Avocado Cream Sauce by Plant Tribe is quick and easy healthy meal that can be made in under 15 minutes! A perfect, comforting salad for warm days or when you’re craving something healthy and satisfying.
10. Crispy Baked Tofu With Shredded Veggie Quinoa
This is the best. Dinner. Ever. No tofu on hand? Tempeh or white beans or lentils will work great, too! Don’t dig kale or carrots? Use another green and another root-ish veggie of your choice. This dinner-in-a-bowl Crispy Baked Tofu With Shredded Veggie Quinoa by Amy Height is pretty flexible.
11. Ginger Citrus Tofu Salad With Buckwheat Soba Noodles
This Ginger Citrus Tofu Salad With Buckwheat Soba Noodles by Selva Wohlgemuth is a calcium rich, Asian inspired salad, great for lunch, dinner, or even as a snack. Each serving offers 31% of your daily recommended calcium, and is full of great plant protein, fiber, and a host of vitamins and minerals. If you sit outside in the sun you will also get your vitamin D!
12. Summery Tofu Salad With Fresh Herbs, and Sesame Dressing
This Summery Tofu Salad With Fresh Herbs, and Sesame Dressing by Sara B. Allen is a colorful Vietnamese-style salad is a great way to trick yourself into believing summer isn’t actually so far away.
13. Sesame Cabbage Salad With Coconut Crusted Tofu
With the sweetness of the mango, the coconut bacon just adds that bit of saltiness the dish needs. This Sesame Cabbage Salad With Coconut Crusted Tofu by Chrysta Hiser is truly is one of those quick go-to meals that you can whip up in a flash. You can make the salad ahead of time too and just let it hang in the fridge for a bit.
14. Almond Butter Roasted Tofu with Mango Avocado Salad
This Almond Butter Roasted Tofu with Mango Avocado Salad by Medha Swaminathan is ridiculously pretty on a plate, while also being super healthy and very summery. This low-carb recipe combines almond butter roasted tofu wth a fresh mango salad. Even if you don’t like mixing your sweet and savory, you’ll still love this recipe. Something about mango (and most nut butters) works so well in savory dishes- you’ve gotta give it a go!
15. Chinese Cabbage Salad With Tofu and Spicy Peanut Dressing
If you’re looking for a salad that’s crunchy, savory, sweet, and with a little bit of heat, then you have to make this Chinese Cabbage Salad With Tofu and Spicy Peanut Dressing by Gabrielle St. Claire. It’s bright, colorful, practically effortless to throw together, and flavorful. The peanut dressing contains no added sugar with a burst of citrusy flavor from fresh orange and lime juice.
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