Tofu Zoodle Bowls Recipe from Malina Malkani

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Ingredients

  • Bowls Baked Sesame Tofu Bites for 4 (see recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 16 ounces zucchini noodles, pre-spiralized (about 3 medium zucchini)
  • 10 ounces brown rice & millet ramen noodles
  • 2 cups carrots, pre-shredded (about 4 medium carrots)

Sauce

  • ½ cup tamari soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

Additional, Optional Toppings

  • ½ cup toasted sesame seeds (optional topping)
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and cubed (optional topping)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup scallions, trimmed and chopped (optional topping)

Instructions 

  1. In a small bowl, whisk all sauce ingredients and mix well until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.
  2. In a medium pot, bring water to a boil and cook the ramen as directed on package.
  3. While water comes to a boil, gently warm the tofu in microwave or heated oven. Then heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add zucchini noodles and sauté for about 5 minutes or until slightly tender. Add 3-4 tablespoons of prepared sauce and sauté for another minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Placed cooked, drained ramen noodles in a medium bowl and toss with 3-4 tablespoons of prepared sauce.
  5. Set out shredded carrot, sesame seeds, zucchini noodles, ramen noodles, tofu bites, the remainder of the sauce, and any additional toppings so that diners can assemble their nourish bowls as desired.

Recipe courtesy of nutritionist Malina Malkani