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These BBQ Tofu Quinoa Bowls are layered with saucy BBQ tofu, quinoa, black beans, corn & cabbage slaw, tomatoes, avocado & vegan ranch!

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Crispy, saucy BBQ tofu is the star of these BBQ Tofu Quinoa Bowls! It is served up with quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, avocado and a purple cabbage slaw that I could put on everything. Finished off with some lightened up vegan ranch – this is a bowl that you will want to have on a constant rotation!

Step One: Prep the Quinoa & Slaw

There are only a couple of tips I have for making delicious quinoa:

  • Rinse the quinoa before adding it to the pot – this will help it cook correctly.
  • Cook the quinoa in broth – it adds so much flavor!

Add the rinsed quinoa and broth to a pot and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.

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Once the quinoa is going, work on making the cabbage slaw. This slaw is super simple, but I was eating it straight out of the bowl – it is that good!

To make it you will need:

  • purple cabbage 
  • red onion
  • jalapeño 
  • corn
  • cilantro
  • smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper
  • lime juice

Combine the slaw ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Step Two: Vegan Ranch

I am no stranger to vegan ranch. It is one of my favorite dressings. And over the years I’ve locked down a recipe that is not only super tasty, it is also a lighter version. The key is using a mix of vegan mayo & vegan yogurt.

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In a bowl, mix together:

  • vegan mayo
  • non-dairy yogurt
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • dried parsley
  • dried chives
  • dried dill
  • pepper
  • apple cider vinegar

Step Three: Cook the Tofu

I used high-protein tofu for this recipe. It is great because it doesn’t require any pressing – it is already super dense. Just take it out of the package and pat it dry.

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Cube the tofu and add it to a large bowl. Sprinkle with corn starch and some dry seasonings. Toss to coat evenly. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu and spread in an even layer.

Cook until browned on 2-3 sides, tossing every few minutes. Once it is browned, lower the heat and pour in the BBQ sauce. Toss until the tofu is coated and the BBQ sauce is heated through.

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Step Four: Serve

I know that the recipe list looks long, but most of it is dry seasonings. Other than a little chopping and couple steps on the stove, this recipe is fairly simple.

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To assemble layer each bowl with quinoa, tofu, beans, slaw, tomatoes & avocado. Drizzle with the vegan ranch and top with some chopped cilantro.

These bowls make great make ahead lunches or a filling weeknight dinner!

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BBQ Tofu Quinoa Bowls

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
These BBQ Tofu Quinoa Bowls are layered with saucy BBQ tofu, quinoa, black beans, corn & cabbage slaw, tomatoes, avocado & vegan ranch!
5 from 6 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE TOFU

FOR THE QUINOA

FOR THE SLAW

FOR THE VEGAN RANCH

FOR THE BOWLS

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Add the rinsed quinoa and broth to a pot and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Combine the slaw ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Add the vegan ranch ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Add the cubed tofu to a large bowl and sprinkle with the corn starch and dry seasonings. Toss to coat evenly. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu and spread in an even layer. Cook until browned on 2-3 sides, tossing every few minutes. Once it is browned, lower the heat and pour in the BBQ sauce. Toss until the tofu is coated and the BBQ sauce is heated through.
  • To serve, layer each bowl with quinoa, tofu, black beans, slaw, cherry tomatoes and avocado. Drizzle with vegan ranch and sprinkle with cilantro.

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Notes

  • I used high-protein tofu, so it doesn’t need to be pressed. If you use extra firm tofu, you will need to drain & press it before cubing it.
Calories: 543kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 25g
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
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