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Sesame Ginger Tofu Poke Bowl in a white bowl with black chopstick next to it

Sesame Ginger Tofu Poke Bowl


  • Author: Lauren Casolaro
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 Bowls 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Topped with crispy, marinated tofu and a creamy spicy mayo sauce, this sesame ginger tofu poke bowl is the perfect meal for lunch or dinner! This bowl is vegan, loaded with plant-based protein, healthy, gluten-free, customizable, and so delicious.


Ingredients

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Tofu:

  • 14 oz block of tofu
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Sesame Ginger Sauce:

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 3 tablespoon tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Bowls:

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup edamame
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled
  • 4 mini cucumbers, sliced

Spicy Mayo (optional topping):

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tablespoons sriracha
  • juice from 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice (or your chosen grain) according to package instructions.
  2. Drain the tofu well then wrap it in paper towels or kitchen towels and press out any excess liquid. You can press your tofu the old fashion way (by putting it between two cutting boards and stacking heavy items on top) or by using a tofu press. Cut the tofu into 1-inch cubes and toss in cornstarch and salt. 
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sesame ginger sauce. 
  4. Heat sesame oil in a large pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu and pan fry until golden on all sides, about 8 minutes. Add in the sesame ginger sauce and cook for 2-3 more minutes, stirring until the tofu is evenly coated and the sauce has thickened to a glaze. 
  5. Prepare your fruits and vegetables by slicing your avocado, carrots, cucumbers, and radishes.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together vegan mayo, sriracha, and lime juice.
  7. Finally, time to assemble your bowls! Lay down mixed greens first, topping with rice, then veggies/avocado, then the sesame ginger tofu. Drizzle the spicy mayo across the top of the bowls and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Meal prep this poke bowl for the week by preparing the rice, tofu, and sauce on Sunday. For best results, add fresh veggies the morning of.

Nutritional values are only estimates. Please see our full disclosure here.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bowl
  • Calories: 508
  • Sugar: 8.3g
  • Sodium: 973mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 57g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 19g

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