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Southwestern Vegetable Bowl
20 mins
32 mins
52 mins

The tofu in this vegetable bowl absorbs the cheerful essence of southwestern flavor, with seasonings from cumin and chili spices, to delightfully please your palate.   For vegetarians and meat lovers, this meal provides a great source of plant-based protein, from the tofu and black beans. Recipe from Dr. Hyman

Course: Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Cuisine: American
Keyword: American, Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 271 kcal
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 14 oz tofu water-packed, rinsed and cubed
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup black beans - canned, rinsed
  • 4 scallions sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper finely diced
  • 6 oz spinach
  • 1/2 avocado fresh, ripe
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, fresh
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu, chili powder, cumin, turmeric and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, until the tofu begins to brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Be sure to turn the tofu so that all sides evenly brown and crisp up. Transfer tofu to a bowl and set aside.

  2. Add the remaining oil to the pan. Add zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, beans, scallions, jalapeno and the remaining salt. Cook until the vegetables soften, about 10 minutes, stirring continuously. Return the tofu to the pan, stir to combine with vegetables and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in the spinach until just wilted, about 30 seconds.

  3. To serve, spoon one fourth of the tofu and veggies into soup bowls and top each serving with avocado and cilantro.

  4. Store all leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days

Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Vegetable Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 361mg16%
Potassium 842mg24%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 5810IU116%
Vitamin C 76mg92%
Calcium 209mg21%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.