Tofu, Kale & Broccoli Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Catch all, Entree, Sauces | August 22, 2016 | By

It is funny to me how when you do a search for Thai peanut sauce or just peanut sauce, every recipe seems to claim that it is the BEST Thai peanut sauce recipe out there. I suspect that is because it is pretty hard to screw up the deliciousness of fatty ingredients like peanut butter (or almond butter and coconut milk if you are going for a no-peanut version). However, I have had some peanut sauce that is too thin, too sweet, too oily, etc. I don’t have anything against peanut butter as a once in a while treat, so my recipe uses it, but cuts it in half by using tahini (sesame seed butter) along side the peanut butter. Just follow this recipe — even tweak it a bit if you like it sweeter or spicier — and I don’t think you can go wrong. Then pour it all over a rice and veggie bowl or use it as a dipping sauce for salad rolls. It is the BEST!

Tofu, Kale & Broccoli Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce
For the peanut sauce
  1. 1/4 cup organic creamy peanut butter
  2. 1 tablespoon organic tahini
  3. juice of 1 lime or 3 tablespoons
  4. 2 tablespoons tamari
  5. 1 1/2 tablespoons Mexican salsa with hot sauce to taste (I used about 10 drops) or 2 tablespoons red chili paste (or use Sriracha sauce if that is all you have on hand)
  6. 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  7. 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  8. 1 teaspoon agave
  9. 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  10. pinch of sea salt
  11. between 1/8 and 1/4 cups water
For the bowl
  1. 1 cup jasmine rice, cooked per package directions
  2. 1/2 head organic broccoli, steamed
  3. 2 cups baked tofu (I used the tofu from this recipe:
  4. 1 cup kale, removed from stem, cut into bite-sized pieces and massaged (I had kale left over from this recipe:; but you can just massage the kale with some of your peanut sauce)
For the peanut sauce
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender and process. Add the water in last and add more or less based on desired consistency. (I added 1/4 cup but then thought it diluted the peanut flavor a a bit too much so I added in another tablespoon of creamy peanut butter)
For the bowl
  1. Put the cooked rice into the bottom of the bowl. Layer in steamed broccoli, kale and tofu and pour peanut sauce over all.
  2. Enjoy!
ginger loves garlic

Process Images


Peanut Sauce Ingredients


Peanut Sauce Mise en Place


Peanut Sauce



Bowl Mise en Place


Finished Dish!



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