Vegan Protein Pasta Buddha Bowl

with tofu and a sesame dressing

Protein Pasta Buddha Bowl garnished with edamame, carrots, and radishes
Goal shape
Total time 30 mins
Difficulty Easy
Nutritional value (per portion)
kcal 452
Protein 42 g
Fat 16 g
Ingredients …

1 Person

You will need

For the bowl:
50 g Protein Pasta
Protein Pasta
Protein Pasta
Lower carb* pasta that's super yummy
(£2.00/100 g)
60 g carrot
2 Stk. radishes
50 g smoked tofu
30 g frozen, shelled edamame (soy beans)
20 g arugula (rocket)
optional topping: fresh coriander leaves, sesame seeds

For the sesame dressing:
1 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar (e.g. rice or white wine vinegar)
1 tsp maple syrup or agave nectar
0.5 lime, just the juice
1 small piece minced ginger
2 tbsp water

Vegan Protein Pasta Buddha Bowl

with tofu and a sesame dressing

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For us, the buddha bowl is more than just a trend. Buddha bowls have a place in every fitness-conscious kitchen. It’s a snap to adjust the macros exactly how you need them. And you can always change what you put in them, so you’ll never get bored! Our vegan recipe unites delicious Protein Pasta with crunchy vegetables, savory smoked tofu, and a creamy sesame dressing. So delicious!


  • Put a small pot of water onto the stove to boil.
  • Ingredients:
    60 g carrot, 2 Stk. radishes, 50 g smoked tofu
    Meanwhile, cut the carrot into thin matchsticks. Slice the radishes and smoked tofu into thin slices.
  • Ingredients:
    When the water has come to a boil, salt generously and add the Protein Pasta. Cook for 7 minutes, until it is al dente.
  • Ingredients:
    30 g frozen edamame (soy beans)
    You can add the edamame to the pot for the last 3 minutes of cooking time to thaw them. When the time is up, drain the pot.
  • Saute the tofu slices in a dry pan for 5 minutes until crispy.
  • Ingredients:
    1 tbsp tahini, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 tsp maple syrup,  dash lime juice,  dash ginger, 2 tbsp water
    To make the sesame dressing: Put all ingredients into a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Change the amount of water you add if you like your dressing thicker or runnier.
  • Ingredients:
    20 g arugula (rocket)
    Now, put together your buddha bowl. Arrange the arugula (rocket), Protein Pasta, edamame, carrots, radishes, and smoked tofu in the bowl of your choice so you are happy with how it looks.
  • Ingredients:
     optional topping: coriander leaves, sesame seeds
    Drizzle with the sesame dressing. Garnish with coriander leaves and sesame seeds as desired.
  • Enjoy!

Our Tip

Using our very own Protein Pasta makes our buddha bowl simply unbeatable. If you don't have any at home, though, it's fine to choose another starch. You might try your buddha bowl with quinoa, couscous, bulghur, wild rice, or cubed and roasted sweet potatoes. Anything goes!
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