Gluten Free Vegan Southwest Quinoa Bowls

It is entirely possible to cook tofu in a way that mimics meat, if you are into that sort of thing. My husband tends to like his tofu to mimic meat as much as humanly possible, so I was very pleased to make this bowl of goodness for him the other night in lieu of meat. The combination of beans, tofu, and quinoa makes for good dose of protein and a meal that will stick with you without weighting you down. Enjoy!

Southwest quinoa protein bowls


1 block organic firm tofu

1 can organic black beans

2 cups quinoa

1 cup organic corn

1 lime

1 cucumber chopped

2 tbs. cumin-divided between quinoa mixture and tofu

1 green bell pepper- chopped into small pieces

1 tsp. chili powder

2 tsp. garlic salt

1 tsp. coconut oil

1/2 cup olive oil


In a medium pot, cook quinoa in 4 cups of boiling water. While quinoa is cooking, heat coconut oil in a medium sauce pan. Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes and place into the sauce pan. Cook evenly on all sides over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 1 tbs. cumin evenly over tofu, then add 1 tsp. chili powder evenly distributed. Cook tofu until it is lightly browned on all sides.

Southwest cooked tofu

In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic salt, remaining 1 tbs. cumin, and juice from the lime.

Once quinoa is cooked, pour into a large bowel. Add in corn, green bell pepper, black beans, and cucumber. Mix well, then pour olive oil and seasoning mix in and mix thoroughly. Serve in bowels and place tofu pieces on top.

quinoa vegan southwest bowlEverything good all in one bite.

Enjoy, and make your day great!



About runningyourbody

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Certified Pilates instructor, and runner with celiac disease. I am passionate about educating people on running, pilates, and women’s health topics. I am trained in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as pre and post partum impairments. In my free time I can be found anywhere outside. I enjoy training for races with friends, cooking gluten free meals, and traveling with my husband. My goal is to share information with you in a lighthearted and enjoyable forum. I am always contributing fun and interesting posts on my blog. Feel free to check it out @
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