Every once in a while I stumble upon a recipe that rocks my world. These masterpieces usually cause my inner foodie to do a mental back flip off of a killer whale. It’s very rare for me to follow a recipe completely, as I usually like to tweak them around to make them my own. I found a recipe online and followed it almost 100%, right down to the food plating. I was that inspired. All pictures in this post are in fact mine.
It’s been two days and I still can’t stop thinking about this meal. It’s the perfect spring/summer meal. I did use different beans, sprouted tofu instead of firm, and I didn’t season my kale. Minor differences that don’t take away from the glory that is this recipe.
BBQ Tofu Bowl
Inspired by thesweetlifeonline.com smoky bbq bowl
- 1 cup brown rice
- 8 oz sprouted tofu, pressed
- 4 giant kale leaves
- 1 cup beans (I used white kidney)
- 1 cup BBQ sauce (or you can make your own) also enough to cook the beans in.
- 1 avocado
- 2 tblsp nutritional yeast
For the tofu:
Cut the pressed tofu into cubes and marinate them in a shallow container with 1 cup of your BBQ sauce for about an hour. Once the tofu is done marinating, place on parchment paper or silicone baking mat and bake for 20 minutes with your oven preheated to 400F.
Save the extra BBQ sauce and mix with the nutritional yeast. After 20 minutes take the tofu out and flip them over. Reapply the saved BBQ sauce and bake for another 10-15 minutes. For extra crispness put on broil for a few minutes, but make sure not to burn it.
To assemble the bowl:
I used brown rice on the bottom, and then layered the rest of the ingredients on top. I steamed my kale, and warmed my beans on the stove in BBQ sauce. Yes..more BBQ sauce. Assemble and place avocado on top. This recipe serves two. For an extra kick squeeze lemon onto the kale after it’s been steamed, and add S + P to taste.
This meal took hours to prepare, and minutes to destroy.
Please do yourself a favor, and make this for dinner. Vegan or not..this meal is sure to please everyone with a pulse. Oh and as if I could forgot..dessert is always a must. Just like my cupcake for one, I made ONE cookie for dessert. This too needs some tweaking.
Q: Have you made any meals lately that channeled your inner foodie?
55 thoughts on “BBQ Tofu Bowl”
Yummo!! Anything with BBQ makes me super happy. That bowl looks like a little slice of heaven. I tried pressed juice for the first time yesterday and it made me so happy that I told my mom I wanted a juicer for my birthday and now it is on it’s way to my house. SO I will be having a BLAST with that from here on out!
Pressed juice!? Where did you get that, in Seattle!? YUM!
Emerald City Smoothie, it was in Capital Hill!
That looks REALLY good and I agree it sounds perfect for Summer!
Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
I love how simple, yet delicious and satisfying, the BBQ bowl looks. A great summertime dinner!
Is it terrible that I’ve never prepared tofu on my own…? It scares me (I’m lame, I know), and the Whole Foods hot bar just does it so much better…
It’s really not as scary as it seems haha. I was worried the first time I made it too! WF does do a good job for quick and easy consumption!
tofu–one thing that I haven’t tried. And am a little nervous too. Texture might weird me out! BUT it sounds tasty 🙂
you know, seriously, some of the recipes you tweak to make your own, you should get patented so you can get paid for it.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind–Bruce Lee
You are becoming a vegan cook and baker master!!! I love your skills
Her Happy Balance
I saw a sneak peek at this meal on Instagram (I think) and thought it looked super pretty then. Nice job plating everything up! Anything with avocado is up my alley…and I have a block of tofu sitting in my fridge and I didn’t know what the heck I was going to do with it…problem solved!
Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
That tofu looks awesome! I love bowls of veggies like this. Lately, I’ve been eating vegetarian (just haven’t really wanted any meat) and I’ve been loading up on beans. They are great to add to just about any meal! Can’t wait to see that cookie recipe. No way did you make that thing in the microwave, right? Either way, I’m impressed with it!
This reminds me so much of Native Foods Soul Bowl :)!
I will neeed to make this sometime in the near future.
OMG this looks soooo good, I want!
I have never tried tofu but I’ve always been curious about what it would taste like…I might have to try this one!
That cookie. Looks. Amazing. Make sure you share the recipe once you have it completely figured out 🙂
Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
oooooooh my gosh, this looks so good! BBQ anything is golden in my book. I had General Tso tofu over the weekend, which has a similar sweet, tangy sauce. NOM!
It looks awesome! Was that the epic meal you told me about? I might have to try this.. anything involving avocado and/or BBQ and I’m in 😀
This looks amazing!!! BBQ tofu is the best :). I now suddenly have a craving for BBQ tofu and vegetarian baked beans? Haha…it is sounding like a pretty tasty combo!
kathy @ vodka and soda
omg that looks SO good! my last meal that was a hit with the fam was a filipino dish called chicken adobo. the only down side is that it’s pretty salty because it uses soy sauce so i’m trying to find a way to reduce the sodium level.
di @ life of di.
How could that cookie possibly need tweaking? It looks SOO good! Also, I never thought to put bbq on tofu! I am totally going to do that for dinner! 🙂
I’m just going to need a napkin to wipe the drool up off my laptop after reading this! Anything with avocado on it is a win. And cookie for one?? Sign.Me.Up!
Dude! I had bbq tofu for lunch today! TWINS.
Alex @ therunwithin
I still have tofu that I have done nothing with, I should try it like this with some gluten free bbq sauce. sounds delicious to me
Bunny Eats Design
I love tofu but my husband isn’t so keen. But covered in BBQ sauce and baked, I think you are onto a winner 🙂
Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body
I don’t eat tofu because soy bothers my stomach, but I love bbq marinated things! The combination of flavours in this bowl sounds incredible!
I love those meals that just inspire feeding frenzies. That’s how I felt about my veggie packed grilled cheese. Yum.
Man this makes me want to like tofu but I just can’t, maybe I will try it with some chicken though because it looks amazing!!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I can’t eat tofu because my stomach doesn’t handle soy that well, but holy.wow does yours ever have me craving some. It looks so perfectly crispy and flavorful… and the BBQ and avocado combo? Gah! Mind coming to cook for me? 😀 I’ve totally been slacking on the cooking lately and would like to be eating something besides ABJ sandwiches and grilled chicken salads.
Cupcake for one? How had I never seen this recipe of yours before. MUST make SOON!!!
Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani)
Okay don’t kill me for going anti-vegan on you but I might have to recreate this with chicken instead of tofu- such amazing flavors..I love the combo of avocado & bbq sauce :)! And by the looks of it, I don’t think that cookie needs any perfecting…it looks rather fabulous to me- perfect texture!
Oh I am in love with your tofu bowl! Yum! Avocado and tofu make a beautiful couple.
I hope you are well 🙂
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
That tofu bowl looks good! I’d have to not use beans but everything else is great. I’ve never had sprouted tofu before.
I love the idea of a single serve cookie, can’t wait for your recipe once its tweaked.
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
I don’t cook with tofu often, but I just might have to give this one a try! The hubby isn’t a big fan, but hey, if I’m cookin he has no choice right!? haha. I love love love that avocados are in season right now! They are everywhere 🙂 MMMmmMMmmMMm
HOOOKAY- this looks really good, minus the avocado. Me no likey the green mush. DId you change the background to your website? it looks beautiful. I feel like this pattern would be the colors you could decorate your B and B with.
IM AMAZED that you keep creating sweets, but only one. Will power = youuuuu
Life After Swimming
I only had tofu ones, but I was not a fan. Maybe I didn’t give it enough of a try, but it kind of freaked me out …haha Your food always looks so good, though!
Rach @ This Italian Family
So I’m not a huge tofu fan, but THIS looks delicious! Seriously, you have me hungry now, haha! Also, I’m definitely wanting your cookie recipe. That looks great!
This actually looks so good and spring-y! I don’t really eat tofu BUT I think I should probably give this one a go. I’ll make Max eat it too 😀 hahahah I love the “one” dessert moments.. its actually the best idea ever, cause we all know what would happen if we baked an entire tray of cookies/cupcakes etc….
Nicole @ FruitnFitness
The BBQ tofu looks great! I love bbq flavored things in the spring time. My boyfriend won’t eat tofu so I may have to make this for me one night when I’m by myself for dinner. It would be a nice change from my usual yogurt bowls. single cookie sounds great, that would solve my problem of eating them all before I can even bring them into work the next day.
GiGi Eats Celebrities
I used to say that I love cooking… NOPE. I have recently realized that I really don’t… I LOVE EATING!!!!!!! And I also love doing BACKFLIPS OFF OF HUMP BACK WHALES. Perhaps I will see you in the Pacific Ocean sometime soon?!
An Unrefined Vegan
I’m all over this one. And hurry up w/ your cookie for one, already. I’ll double it so Kel can have one, too ;-).
Ja @Ja on the RUN
OMG!!! That just look soooo good!!! 🙂
I have never tried cooking tofu but yours looks amazing!!
Everything but the tofu looks and sounds amazing!! Ive never tried tofu, and am honestly kinda scared to!! So I guess you better come on down to LA and make some for me huh? 😉
Aw man, that looks amazing!!! I saw a preview of it on instagram and about died. Please come cook for me? 😉
I absolutely love BBQ tofu, ugh it’s amazing. I’ve been having a similar bowl for lunches at work this week!
Oh wow, this looks incredible!! 😀
A recipe for just one cookie? Genius. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been craving just one cookie at night but I don’t want to go out and buy one and I don’t want to put the effort into making a whole batch. So I end up grabbing a handful of chocolate chips but it’s definitely not the same. Can’t wait till you tweak the recipe and share!
Oh my gosh that BBQ tofu bowl looks amazing!
And that cookie looks pretty dang good to me! Let me know if you ever need a taste tester 😉
Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
my tofu stays white and slippery. this looks good … I must try it. 🙂
i’ve never craved TOFU so much in my life. I mean, really. that’s a bowl of BBQ goodness!
Nicole Marie Story
I might need to elect the “benefit” card from my “Raw Vegan with Benefits” system because I want that tofu in my mouth right this very moment!!!
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