Quinoa with Fresh Vegetables and Tofu

A great vegetarian meal that is healthy and filling. This recipe is jam-packed with colourful vegetables and protein-rich tofu.

Quinoa with Fresh Vegetables and Tofu
Onions, cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms lined up on a cutting board.

Chop and dice vegetables. Cook quinoa in a pot with water.

Cooked tofu in a bowl with parsley and lime on the side.

In a wok, cook until tofu gets slightly brown and crispy on the outside. Remove and set aside.

Freshly cooked vegetables in a wok with parsley and lime.

Toss in carrots, onions, and cabbage, cook until slightly soften. Then, add in peppers, mushrooms, soy sauce, salt and pepper until soften, and then lime juice and the majority of parsley.

An overhead close-up of Quinoa with Fresh Vegetables and Tofu in a bowl.

Assemble bowl with quinoa on the bottom, then vegetable and tofu. Top with parsley. Enjoy!

Quinoa with Fresh Vegetables and Tofu

Quinoa with Fresh Vegetables and Tofu

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A great vegetarian meal that is healthy and filling. This recipe is jam-packed with colourful vegetables and protein-rich tofu.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 lime, juice
  • ¼ cup Italian (or curly) parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup brown mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 carrots, slided
  • 1 cup red cabbage, diced
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 450 g (about 3 cups) of firm or medium-firm tofu, diced into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Optional:

  • chopped peanuts

Instructions

  1. Using a small pot, add 2 cup of water per 1 cup of quinoa (or per package instructions). Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes and then let it cool for 5 minutes. Use a fork to fluff the quinoa before serving.
  2. Meanwhile, chop and slice vegetables. Heat a wok under high heat. Add 1 tbsp of oil and stir in tofu. Using a metal spatula, carefully stir the tofu around making sure to coat the tofu in the oil. Cook until sides of the tofu begin to lightly brown in colour, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the remaining oil into the wok. First, add carrots, onions, and cabbage. Mix in the wok until onions become translucent, and carrots and cabbage begin to soften, about 5-7 minutes
  4. Add in peppers and mushrooms and incorporate into the vegetable stir-fry. Add soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook until all ingredients are cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Squeeze lime juice on top and stir in majority of parsley.
  6. Serve with quinoa on the bottom. Top with remaining parsley.

Notes

  • Substitute quinoa with rice or couscous if you do not have quinoa on hand.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334
Nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used by the author; your ingredients may differ. These values are calculated using Nutritionix.


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