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Tofu Buddha Bowl

Skip the takeout tonight – and make it yourself! This tofu bowl is just like your restaurant favorite thanks to a craveable, spicy peanut sauce made with McCormick® Fiery Seasoning. Recipe & Photo Credit: Tasty.
  • 10m

    prep time

  • 40m

    Cook Time

  • 19



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Tofu Buddha Bowl

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sweet mirin
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Tasty Seasoning Kit
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 package (16 ounces) extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 medium broccoli crowns, cut into florets
  • 6 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 cups purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, julienned
  • 1 large avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup crushed roasted peanuts, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons torn fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Fiery Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Tasty Seasoning Kit
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup cold filtered water
  • Kosher salt, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400˚F (200˚C).

  • To make the tofu marinade, mix together the sesame oil, mirin, Fiery Seasoning, and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Cut the tofu lengthwise into 1/2-inch (1-cm) wide slabs, then cut each slab in half lengthwise. Cut each strip into 1/2-inch wide cubes. Toss with the marinade, then cover with plastic wrap marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

  • Fill a large pot with cold water, season well with salt, and add the sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sweet potatoes can be pierced with a fork but still give some resistance, about 20 minutes.

  • Remove sweet potatoes from the pot and set aside to cool. Drop in the broccoli florets and blanch for 90 seconds. Remove the broccoli and shock in an ice bath to stop the cooking. Cool completely, about 1 minute, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  • Cut the cooled sweet potato into 1/2-inch (1-cm) wide half moons and season with salt to taste.

  • On a lightly greased baking sheet, spread out the marinated tofu and sweet potato. Bake for 20 minutes, until sweet potatoes and tofu begin to brown.

  • While the sweet potatoes and tofu cook, make the peanut sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, apple cider vinegar, Fiery Seasoning, and 1/4 cup water. Add more water as necessary to achieve a pourable, but not runny, consistency. Season with salt to taste.

  • Assemble the bowls: Add 1 cup of quinoa to the bottom of a serving bowl, then arrange about 2 1/2 ounces of tofu, 1/2 cup sweet potato, 1/2 cup broccoli florets, 1/2 cup purple cabbage, 1/4 cup cucumber, and 4 to 5 slices of avocado on top. Drizzle with 2 to 3 tablespoons peanut sauce and top with crushed peanuts, cilantro, and mint.

  • Enjoy!

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