Tofu Bowl with a Spicy Tamarind Dressing

This is a healthy, delicious and flavorful tofu bowl served with a spicy tamarind dressing. The tofu is marinated in a light and fresh marinade and then baked in the oven. The bowl itself consist of salad, fresh vegetables and spiralized zucchini. To top this tofu bowl I made a fresh, spicy, tangy and a bit sour tamarind dressing. This tofu bowl is vegan & gluten free and is ready to eat in no more than 15-20 minutes.

This tofu bowl can easily be adapted by using any crispy vegetables you have at home. If you prefer a little more filling meal you can also add your favorite noodles. Depending on how you prefer your dressing some honey or agave can be added to balance the out a bit of the tanginess and sourness, but I prefer it more sour and tangy.

Ingredients for this Tofu Bowl with a Spicy Tamarind Dressing:

  • Green leafs
  • Zucchini
  • Carrot
  • Sugar snaps or snow peas
  • Scallion
  • Tofu
  • Tamari
  • Sesame oil
  • Lime
  • Rice or white wine vinegar
  • Tamarind paste
  • Red chili
  • Garlic (optional)
  • Fresh ginger
  • Agave or honey (optional)

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Tofu Bowl with a Spicy Tamarind Dressing

This is an easy and delicous tofu bowl with a spicy tamarind dressing
Course Light Lunch, Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Dairy-Free, Easy, Fresh, Gluten-Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Light, Quick, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings


For the salad bowl

  • 2 hands full of Green leafs
  • 1 Zucchini spiralized
  • 1 large Carrot washed and shaved
  • 10 Sugar snaps or snow peas thinly sliced lenght wise
  • 1 Scallion (both with and green parts) sliced

For the tofu

  • 1 package Tofu diced
  • 3 tbsp Tamari (or soya sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1/2 Lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp Rice or white wine vinegar

For the spicy tamarind sauce

  • 3 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Lime juiced
  • 1/2-1 Red chili finely chopped
  • 1/2 Garlic clove (optional) minced
  • 1/2-1 cm Fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2-1 tbsp Agave or honey (optional, I did not use it)


  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celcius.
  • Combine all ingredients for the tofu in a bowl, except for the tofu.
  • Dice the tofu and add to the bowl. Combine and make sure that the sauce covers all parts.
  • Place the tofu on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Combine all ingredients for the spicy tamarind marinade in a bowl and set aside.
  • Add the vegetables in two bowls.
  • When the tofu is ready place it on top of the vegetables.
  • Serve with the spicy tamarind dressing.