Ginger Tofu Quinoa Bowl
Updated: May 26, 2022
During my latest stories on Instagram for “THIS and THAT”, the majority of my followers have voted for the Ginger Tofu Quinoa Bowl so I thought of sharing with you guy this super easy delicious recipe.
Try it at home next time and let me know how it turns out!
This Ginger Tofu Quinoa Bowl is quick and easy to prepare, perfect for meal preps, high in protein – tofu, quinoa and edamame ( the trio plant power) and most important, super delicious!
Let's take a look at some of their nutrition facts ( per 100 gram) -
Source : healthline
They are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as selenium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc, vitamin A as well as antioxidants.
On top of that, tofu, quinoa and edamame contain all 9 essential amino acids and considered complete protein. So our bodies can sythesize 11 amino acids and require adequate levels of remaining 9 essential amino acids from our diet.
So let's get started!
1 piece of tofu
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
½ cup of cooked edamame (without the pods)
1 teaspoon of sesame seeds (for topping)
For the dressing -
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of maple syrup (or raw honey)
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of sesame oil (If you don’t have it, it is fine!)
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 teaspoon of minced ginger
Cook the quinoa -
Pour in your pot 2 cups of water + 1 cup of uncooked quinoa + ¼ teaspoon of salt and cook until the quinoa absorb all the water which can take up to 10-20 minutes. Once it’s cooked, remove it from the pot. Set aside to cool down.
Edamame & Radish -
I am using the frozen edamame which is super convenient ( just google for [frozen edamame] and see what options available in your area!). All you have to do is take them out from the freezer, put them in hot boil water and cook for 4 minutes. Once the edamame are cooked, remove them from the pot, run through cold water and remove the beans from the pods. Set aside.
Slice the radish into thin slices. Set aside.
Prepare the dressing –
Mix the ingredients all together. Get them ready since we are gonna pour them over the tofu.
Cook the tofu -
Wash the tofu and tower dry. Cut the tofu into medium-sized rectangle blocks. Heat up the pan and drizzle the olive oil over it. We will give a quick fry for the tofu just to get a bit of golden color on the outside but still retain the softness. Once the tofu are cooked and look golden on both sides, pour ¾ of the dressing and mix them well till the sauce starts to get a bit sticky and well absorbed by the tofu. Remove them from the pan.
That's it! Time to put things together!
Scoop the quinoa in your favorite bowl. Layer the tofu, edamame and radish on top. Drizzle some of the remaining dressing over and sprinkle the sesame seeds if you like!