Tofu is anything but boring in this delicious, flavour-packed Thai Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and loaded with fresh vegetables for a healthy, satiating lunch or dinner.
- 300g firm tofu, well-drained and patted dry
- 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
- roughly 2 tbsp fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil and mint, minced
- 6 baby bok choy, halved
- 1 medium carrot, julienne cut or spiralized
- sliced avocado
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced, white and light green parts
- 1 tbsp black and white sesame seeds, to garnish
- peanuts, to garnish
- 3 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp each sriracha sauce and tamari
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2″ knob peeled fresh ginger
- pinch of stevia or about 1 tsp maple syrup
- about 6 tbsp water to thin
- As early as possible (the day before is perfect), drain the tofu and press as much water out of it as possible. My go-to strategy for doing this is to wrap it in a dish cloth, then set it in the fridge with a heavy plate on top.
- Cut the tofu into bite-sized cubes.
- In a blender or food processor, whirl together all the ingredients for the marinade/dressing. Pour it into a jar or other container.
- Put the tofu cubes in a bowl or resealable bag along with about half of the peanut sauce. Marinate for 30 mins, or overnight for best results.
- Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scatter the marinated tofu pieces out onto the parchment in a single layer. Bake for 30 mins or until crispy and golden, flipping after about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile cook the rice according to package directions. Lightly steam the bok choy for 2-3 minutes or until bright green and chop all other ingredients as indicated above.
- When the rice is ready, mix in the fresh herbs and divide it between 2 bowls. Followed with the steamed bok choy, carrots and sliced avocado.
- Distribute the tofu between the two bowls and top with green onion, sesame seeds and crushed peanuts. Drizzle additional peanut sauce on top and serve.
- Category: dinner
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: Asian