This refreshing plant-based rainbow veggie bowl is sure to brighten up your weekly meal prep. Packed with powerful health-supportive phytonutrients, enjoy this vegan tofu tabbouleh bowl recipe composed of tofu, quinoa, and fresh vegetables tossed with a refreshing almond and walnut tabbouleh.
About this Recipe
The backbone of this recipe is a quinoa salad prepared with a revitalized walnut and almond parsley tabbouleh. We bulked up this bowl with protein and tons of flavor by adding air-fried tofu, fresh citrus, and roasted vegetables.
Classic Tabbouleh is a Lebanese favorite prepared with finely minced parsley, tomatoes, mint, and bulgur (par-boiled wheat kernels), seasoned with olive oil and lemon juice.
Add this recipe to your weekly high-protein vegan meal prep and prepare the ingredients in bulk to utilize them for other recipes or dishes.
This recipe prepares 4 servings (meals), so plan on utilizing the ingredients for other meals by preparing the components of the bowl and keeping them separate until it's time to build your meal. You'll love the refreshing and citrus notes of this bowl, but have fun and pick up some other tasty vegan ingredients during your next grocery haul; here is a vegan food list for some inspiration.
The components you'll be prepping for this bowl include:
- Cooked quinoa tossed with walnut and parsley tabbouleh
- Roasted beets
- Sliced oranges
- Kale, carrot, and chickpea salad
- Fried tofu
This concept is a great reason to utilize Trifecta A La Carte ingredients; pre-cooked proteins, vegetables, and starches provide everything you need on hand to prepare a quick meal.
Meal prep tip: keep a variety of roasted vegetables, cooked starches, sliced proteins, and quick sauces on hand to prepare a balanced meal in a pinch.
How to Prepare Vegan Tofu Tabbouleh Bowl Recipe
This recipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to cook and yields 4 servings.
- 3-4 small beets, roasted at home, or store-bought sliced
- 1 recipe of fried tofu or 1 package of firm tofu cut into cubes
- 1 recipe walnut and almond tabbouleh
- 1.5 cups quinoa cooked
- 2 oranges, sliced
- 2 carrots, shaved
- 2 cups kale, roughly chopped
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- Knife and cutting board
- Air-Fryer or Oven
- One Medium Bowl
- One Large Bowl
Step 1: Prepare Your Tofu, Tabbouleh, and Quinoa
This recipe is a great addition to weekly meal prep because you can prepare a lot of the ingredients in bulk or purchase extra to utilize in meals for the rest of the week as well.
Practice your knife skills while preparing this simple walnut and parsley tabbouleh recipe. To cook your quinoa, first rinse the grain thoroughly then prepare according to the package instructions. Most quinoa requires 1.5 cups of liquid per every 1 cup of quinoa.
If you are in a time crunch, purchase some prepared tabbouleh from the grocery store and add in toasted walnuts and almonds. You can also pick up a package of microwave ready quinoa.
Whatever route you choose, toss 1.5 cups of cooked quinoa with 2 cups of tabbouleh and set aside.
Step 2: Prepare Your Vegetables and Greens
The next steps to finishing this Tofu Tabbouleh bowl are easy and involve getting your fresh ingredients ready to toss into your bowl. Rinse the rest of the ingredients and pat dry, then prepare to process:
- For the kale, remove the fibrous stalk and then thinly slice the leafy greens.
- For the oranges, remove the bitter skin and slice into wedges.
- For the carrots, using a vegetable peeler, shave the carrot into thin crunchy strips.
- For the chick-peas, drain from the can, rinse, and set aside
- For the roasted beets, cut them into 1/2 -inch chunks or slices
Toss all of these ingredients with tabbouleh for extra flavor!
Step 3: Build Your Bowl
To build a bowl that matches the macros in the nutrition label below, measure the following into a meal-ready bowl or meal-prep container:
- ⅓ cup tabbouleh quinoa
- 4 ounces tofu
- ½ cup roasted beets
- 3-4 slices orange
- 1 cup kale, carrot, and chickpea salad
- 1/4 cup tabbouleh
Top with extra Tabbouleh, a drizzle of olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon juice, then dig in!
Storing and Serving
Store your bowl pre-built for up to 4 days, or store the components separately for up to one week. Reheat in the microwave or enjoy right out of the fridge!
Try out this bowl with a vegan pesto or try this simple vegan savory grilled tofu, broccoli and rice bowl.
Consuming a nutritionally balanced, plant-based, vegan diet requires a bit of effort. Be sure to prioritize an intentionally stocked pantry and fridge with variety and value.
Lunch or dinner are covered with this recipe, but if you still need some inspiration for breakfast, here are 6 vegan breakfast recipes made using plant-based power.
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