Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl

4 servings


20 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time


2 cups cooked brown rice

1 cups shredded carrots

2 cups spinach leaves

2 cups broccoli florets

2 teaspoons olive oil or additional sesame oil, divided

1 cup chickpeas (drained and rinsed, if using canned)


16 oz extra firm tofu, pressed and drained

1-2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup

2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce

1/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cube tofu and place in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes. If you aren’t using a non-stick baking sheet, lightly spray with cooking spray. Remove from oven and place in a shallow bowl.

Whisk together the ingredients for the sauce (sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, chili garlic sauce, peanut butter) until creamy and smooth. Add 1/2 of the sauce to the tofu bowl and let marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Toss the broccoli with 1 teaspoon sesame or olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes until just tender.

Heat remaining olive or sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu, in batches, along with the marinating sauce until crispy and golden browned, about 3-4 minutes.

To assemble, divide the brown rice among 4 bowls, top each bowl with 1/4 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 cup spinach leaves, 1/4th broccoli, 1/4 cup garbanzo beans and a few pieces of tofu. Drizzle with remaining peanut sauce.


Serving Size

Per Bowl



Total Fat

21.7 g

Saturated Fat

3.5 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

0 g


0 mg


959.6 mg

Total Carbohydrate

59.3 g

Dietary Fiber

10.5 g

Total Sugars

17 g


24.4 g

4 servings


20 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time
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