Waffled tofu veggie bowls have vibrant colors and bright bold flavors! Several servings of tasty veggies make this a dish you'll want weekly!
recipe originally published November 12, 2015
Waffled Tofu Veggie Bowls
Bright. Vibrant. Tangy Savory Sweet.
With all the ballyhoo in the news these days about cheese being addictive and bacon this or that, I'm just sitting over here with my obsession with fresh and flavorful bowls.
and Ginger Tahini Sauce.
I am so excited to share these recipes with you - when I first made these over the summer, I was eating them every day. Literally - I'd make batches of the tofu, beets, and even the squash... and you all know I always have at least three bunches of kale in my kitchen. Always.
So, my lunches were super easy - grab a skillet, throw a bit of each ingredient in - yep, even the beets - warm it up, top with the oh so flavorful Ginger Tahini Sauce... enjoy.
The tofu is super fun - soft on the inside, crispy on the outside. It's waffled, you guys, and it brings a smoky flavor to the bowl. The beets are vibrant, the spaghetti squash is buttery warm, the kale is essential.
This is the epitome of eating your colors. So good.
Waffled tofu veggie bowls are another version of my standard daily eats - with a little prep on the weekend, this could be lunch all week long. I could have these flavors every day and not get bored.
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Waffled Tofu Bowls
Vibrant colors and bright bold flavors piled into a deliciously tasty bowl you could enjoy every day!
- ⅓ cup tahini
- ¼ inch fresh ginger
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 1-2 teaspoons tamari
- 1 (14 ounce) package extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
- 1 spaghetti squash
- ½ bunch kale, cleaned, ribs removed
- 1 cup Easy Pickled Beets
- Preheat oven to 375 °F. Line baking sheet with parchment.
- Using the side of a spoon, peel the skin away from the piece of ginger. Mince ginger finely enough that it is almost a paste.
- Whisk together tahini, minced ginger, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together sesame oil, liquid smoke, and tamari.
- Slice tofu in half down the middle. Slice each of those halves into four small slabs.
- Marinate tofu slabs in sesame tamari mixture (at least 20 minutes).
- Meanwhile, carefully cut spaghetti squash widthwise into 1 inch rounds, removing seeds.
- Place in single layer on baking sheet, bake at 375 °F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, flip each squash round over, return to oven and continue baking another 20 minutes.
- Remove squash from oven, set aside a few minutes before removing squash "noodles" from outer skin with a fork.
- Prep (spray, grease) and preheat waffle iron. Place marinated tofu slabs on waffle iron and cook according to machine instructions.
- Rip / chop kale into bite size pieces, place in serving bowls. Top with warm spaghetti squash, warm Smoky Waffled Tofu, Pickled Beets. Drizzle with Ginger Tahini Sauce, enjoy!
dairy, egg, gluten free vegan recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 8gSugar: 9gProtein: 10g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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Good gracious, smoky waffled tofu. YES! Made the tofu to go alongside sweet potato/kale hash (from Dustin Harder's Simply Vegan), and it was a great combination. My tofu didn't look quite as deeply waffled as the photos here, but it's SO delicious! Used Trader Joe's high-protein version, so maybe it was too firm? (Is that possible??) The only problem was that the marinade made the waffle iron crazy challenging to clean. Oh well. Maybe I just need separate waffle irons for sweet and savory! 😀
This is definitely going into heavy rotation!
Kristina Sloggett says
ah, yes - I'm sure the protein tofu was good, AND it probably is more firm? I can't say for sure, it has been a while since I have had the TJ's tofu... SO HAPPY you like this! I love that you had it with Dustin's hash... that one is dog-eared in my book to try, I may have to waffle up some tofu to go with! 🙂 and yeah - I usually end up scrubbing the iron with super hot water. (I have also just waffled tofu with a brush of oil, if we are eating it with something flavorful or sauce, you know? so many options!
so happy you like it - you made my day!
Sina @ Vegan Heaven says
I still haven't tried spaghetti squash yet! I think it's really about time to change that! 🙂 This looks absolutely delicious, Kristina!
Audrey @ Unconventional Baker says
Wait, what?!? Waffled tofu?! This looks and sounds amazing. I love smoked tofu but they don't sell it where I live so I usually have to stock up when I come by some, but never thought to make my own. You're a genius lady!
I never heard of waffled tofu before. Now I need a waffle iron!! I love all these flavors, yummmm 🙂