If you like a good peanut sauce, this recipe is a winning weeknight dinner life-saver!! Nutritious, flavor-packed veggie power bowl with baked protein and veggies until caramelized + the beloved peanut sauce! This satisfying recipe is incredibly tasty, simple to make, and only takes about 30 minutes! I like to roast my vegetables to the point of charring, which creates a really intense nutty flavor and textually make the veggies a little crispy.
Roasted Veggie Power Bowl with Peanut Sauce: Serves 4
1½ cups cauliflower florets
1½ cups broccoli florets
1½ cups red cabbage, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 large bell pepper (any color), seeds and membranes removed, chopped
¼ tsp Mrs Dash garlic & herb
¼ tsp pepper
3½ lbs. firm tofu, Or 2lbs. of chicken - sliced into ¼ - ½ inch blocks
2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
3 tbsp water
½ tbsp sambal
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Chop up the veggies, spread all of the vegetables evenly in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet and season with Mrs Dash and pepper. Roast veggies until caramelized yet tender.
If using tofu press it by - wrapping the block of tofu in a clean tea towel then put it on a large plate with a lip. Put something heavy such as a frying pan on top, weight it down further with cans and jars, and leave for 15 mins. The tofu will be about two-thirds its original thickness, and water will have been removed. This eliminates excess moisture and helps it develop a nice brown crust when searing.
In a nonstick pan, sear tofu in a single layer in batches until both sides are golden brown. (I choose to bake chicken at 18-20 minutes).
To make the peanut sauce, whisk together the powdered peanut butter, water, and sambal in a small bowl.
To serve, place protein in bowls, top with roasted veggies, and drizzle with peanut sauce.
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