South of the Border Buddha Bowl

South of the Border Buddha Bowl

2 Reviews
From:, October 2017

Crispy tofu lends protein to this burrito bowl-inspired veggie-packed grain bowl that's perfect for a quick and easy dinner or packable lunch for work.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce (see Tip)
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch strips
  • ½ medium red onion, cut into ½-inch wedges
  • ½ avocado
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup packed cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds


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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss tofu, 1 tablespoon oil, tamari (or soy sauce) and chili powder in a medium bowl. Place on one side of the prepared baking sheet. Add pepper, onion and 1 teaspoon oil to the bowl; stir to coat. Place the vegetables on the other side of the baking sheet. Roast until the vegetables are tender and the tofu is sizzling, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 4 tablespoons oil, avocado, water, cilantro, lime juice, coriander and salt in a blender jar or mini food processor. Process until smooth, scraping the sides down as necessary.
  4. Place ½ cup rice in each of 2 shallow serving bowls. Top with the tofu, roasted vegetables, lettuce and tomatoes. Spoon 4 tablespoons dressing over each bowl and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.
  • Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bowl
  • Per serving: 727 calories; 55 g fat(8 g sat); 10 g fiber; 45 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 135 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,751 IU vitamin A; 96 mg vitamin C; 271 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 618 mg sodium; 937 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (160% daily value), Vitamin A (75% dv), Folate (34% dv), Calcium (27% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 10 fat, 1½ medium-fat protein, 1½ starch, 1½ vegetable

Reviews 2

April 17, 2019
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By: Kelly
I dried the tofu before tossing with sauce so it absorbed better and was nice and crunchy.
December 06, 2017
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By: Sophie Johnson
Dressing was so creamy and fresh tasting. Will make a double batch of it next time. I Added some pinto beans for extra protein.
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