Mango Salsa Bowl with Crispy Tofu

Preparation time 30 min
Cooking time 30 min
This recipe keeps for 3 days

Ingredients (2 servings)

Baked Tofu

  • 1 block Tofu
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch

Mango Salsa

  • 1 fruit Mango, raw (ripe, diced)
  • 1 medium Red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 stalks Green onion (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Parsley leaves, fresh (chopped)
  • 1/2 pepper Jalapeno, raw (seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped)
  • 1/2 fruit Lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup, shredded Red cabbage, raw

Peanut Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Peanut butter
  • 1/2 fruit Lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce (or tamari if gluten-free)
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, raw


  • 1/2 cup Quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 cup Water

To Serve

  • 10 g Peanuts, roasted

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  1. Press the tofu using a heavy object or tofu press for 20 to 30 minutes, to get rid of the excess moisture. Don’t skip this step, this is the key to a delicious and crispy tofu!
  2. Prepare the Quinoa
    One part uncooked quinoa will end up with three times as much cooked quinoa. Rinse the quinoa for at least 30 seconds to get rid of the bitterness. In a small pot, combine the rinsed quinoa and water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then decrease to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until the quinoa has absorbed all the water, about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the amounts of quinoa. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for five minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  3. Prepare the dressing
    Whisk together all dressing ingredients and adjust the seasoning to taste if desired.
  4. Bake tofu
    Preheat the oven to 200C (400F) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Once the tofu has been drained, cut the block into bite-sized cubes. In a large bowl, toss tofu with oil, salt and cornstarch until well coated. Arrange the tofu cubes in an even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, tossing halfway.
  5. Prepare salsa
    In a mixing bowl combine the diced mango, chopped bell pepper, green onion, parsley leaves, jalapeno, lime juice and salt.
  6. Assemble the bowl
    Start with quinoa, top with thinly sliced cabbage, mango salsa and baked tofu. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

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One serving contains 734 calories, 36 grams of protein, 39 grams of fat, and 72 grams of carbohydrates.

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Written by

Andreea Matei

Hi, I'm Andreea Matei, one of the founders. Calling me a foodie would be an understatement. I wholeheartedly embrace life through the realm of taste. My kitchen experiments are my superpower. For me, amazing food encompasses three dimensions: it must be crazy delicious, nutritious, and mindful of our animal friends and beautiful planet.