Zesty Wellness Bowl: Ginger-Boosted Vegan Kale and Tofu Salad

welcome to a plant-powered paradise, where vibrant flavors, satisfying textures, and health-boosting ingredients come together in a bowl of goodness.

our ginger-infused vegan kale and tofu salad with orange-tahini dressing is not just a meal; it’s a celebration of taste and well-being.

flavor explosion: think a boost of ginger and citrusy orange juice, combined with the richness of runny tahini.

this dressing is the heartbeat of our salad, elevating each bite with a perfect balance of zing and creaminess.

as you take your first forkful, you will taste the nutty undertones of avocado oil-infused lacinato kale, setting the stage for the hearty chewiness of baked extra firm tofu.

these cubes, golden brown and crisped to perfection, offer a satisfying crunch that complements the tender kale leaves.

textural goodness: but wait, there’s more! the small, caramelized pieces of delicata squash add a sweet and creamy element, while the roasted brussels sprouts contribute a subtle smokiness.

the toasted pecans, with their earthy crunch, bring a nice contrast to the softness of the quinoa and the crumbled vegan feta, i just love this trio!!

health in every bite: now, let’s talk health benefits. this bowl is not just a feast for the taste buds; it’s a nutritional powerhouse.

kale, a leafy green superstar, is packed with vitamins A, K, and C. paired with protein-rich baked tofu, this salad becomes a satisfying meal that supports muscle health and keeps you feeling full.

quinoa, a complete protein, adds a boost of essential amino acids, while the healthy fats from avocado oil and pecans contribute to overall well-being.

the ginger, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, not only enhances the flavor but also provides a kick of spiciness

vegan brands we love: we’re all about supporting fantastic vegan brands. for the baked extra firm tofu, we recommend Nasoya, known for their high-quality plant-based protein products.

when it comes to vegan feta, Violife never fails to deliver a crumbly, cheesy goodness that enhances the salad’s savory notes.

dressing perfection: now, let’s talk about that dreamy dressing. the tahini, sourced from Soom, adds a velvety richness, while the liquid aminos are from Bragg’s elevates the flavor profile, making this salad dressing a star on its own. feel free to adjust the consistency with a splash of vegetable broth, ensuring it drizzles effortlessly over the salad.

in conclusion, our ginger-infused vegan kale and tofu salad is more than just a meal; it’s a culinary adventure that nourishes your body and soul.

with each bite, you’re not just savoring delicious flavors; you’re embracing a lifestyle that celebrates the planet, your well-being, and the joy of mindful eating.

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Zesty Wellness Bowl: Ginger-Boosted Vegan Kale and Tofu Salad

Recipe by Mary
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • salad:
    1 bunch lacinato kale, massaged in avocado oil
    14 ounces extra firm tofu, baked
    2 small delicata squashes, cut into small pieces
    1 bag of brussels sprouts, cut in half and coated with avocado oil, baked at 400 degrees for 25-28 minutes
    3/4 cup toasted pecan halves
    1 and 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
    8 ounces crumbled vegan feta
    dressing:
    1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    1/3 cup runny tahini
    2 minced garlic cloves
    1 tbsp ginger juice or grated ginger
    1 tbsp liquid aminos
    1 and 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
    vegetable broth (if necessary to thin out)

Directions

  • preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
    prepare the tofu by pressing out excess moisture and cut it into cubes.
  • cut the delicata squashes into small pieces and halve the brussels sprouts.
    toss the delicata squash and brussels sprouts and tofu in avocado oil, spread them on a baking sheet, and bake at 400 degrees for 25-28 minutes or until they are tender and slightly crispy.
  • in a large mixing bowl, massage the lacinato kale with avocado oil until it becomes tender.
    once the tofu, squashes, and brussels sprouts are done baking, let them cool slightly.
    add the baked tofu, roasted squashes, brussels sprouts, toasted pecans, cooked quinoa, and crumbled vegan feta to the bowl with the massaged kale.
  • in a separate bowl, whisk together the fresh orange juice, runny tahini, minced garlic cloves, ginger juice (or grated ginger), liquid aminos, and maple syrup to create the dressing.
    if the dressing is too thick, thin it out with vegetable broth to reach the desired consistency.
  • pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until well coated.
    serve the salad immediately, or refrigerate for a while to let the flavors meld before serving. enjoy your delicious and nutritious kale and tofu salad with orange-tahini dressing!

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