Meat-Free Monday: BBQ Couscous Bowl With Tofu

BBQ Couscous Bowl With Tofu. Photo Credit: Elephantastic Vegan

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Who doesn’t love a good, vegan bowl? Especially when they’re filled with curried couscous, broccoli, crispy tofu, and a tangy vegan BBQ sauce.

This recipe is an easy lunch that’s great to take to work or school. It’s rich in protein and you can mix and match the veggies, too! As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

BBQ Couscous Bowl With Tofu. Photo Credit: Elephantastic Vegan

BBQ Couscous Bowl With Tofu

Yield: 2 servings


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder , divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil , divided
  • 1/2 broccoli
  • 6 slices firm tofu
  • vegan BBQ Sauce


  • Heat the water for the couscous in a large pot, add 1/4 teaspoon curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the lime juice.
  • Wash the broccoli and cut it in small florets.
  • Once the water for the couscous is boiling, take the pot off the stovetop and add in the couscous and put the lid back on (the couscous will be ready in a minute or two).
  • Heat a large pan with 1/2 teaspoon canola oil and add the broccoli florets. Put the lid on and let the broccoli cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes until the broccoli softens.
  • Fluff the couscous with a fork, add in the softened broccoli and give it a good mix.
  • Cut the tofu slices in triangles.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of canola oil in the large pan, add 1/4 teaspoon curry powder and salt to taste and tilt the pan so the bottom is covered with spiced oil. Place in the tofu triangles and let it pan-fry for about 5 minutes on high heat on each side.
  • Once the tofu is crispy you can start dividing the couscous and broccoli on two plates and place the tofu triangles on top & drizzle with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Recipe Courtesy of Elephantastic Vegan

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