Tofu Broccoli Bowls with Carrot Ginger Dressing

This nourishing bowl is one of my favorite feel-good meals. It's packed with brown rice, crispy tofu, roasted broccoli, and a zingy carrot-ginger dressing.

Two bowls filled with brown rice, crispy tofu, broccoli, purple daikon radish slices, avocado, and carrot ginger dressing

If your lunch or dinner rotation is in need of a refresh, try adding these tofu broccoli bowls to the mix! They have a hearty base of brown rice, crispy tofu for plant-based protein, and roasted broccoli and radishes for color and crunch. Avocado adds creamy richness, and my go-to carrot-ginger dressing takes them over the top. They’re nourishing, satisfying, and, above all, delicious!

They also happen to be perfect for meal prep. The dressing keeps well for up to a week, and you can cook the rice, tofu, and broccoli up to 3 days in advance. Store the components separately in the fridge and assemble the bowls when you’re ready to eat, or assemble the bowls in meal prep containers for quick and easy lunches. Either way, wait to slice the avocado until the last minute. Enjoy!

Crispy tofu, broccoli florets, carrot ginger dressing, and brown rice in separate bowls

Do I Need A Tofu Press?

If you want to make the crispiest tofu possible, I recommend pressing your tofu before you cook it. I used to press tofu using my cast-iron skillet and a kitchen towel, but after testing the best tofu presses, I am now a convert! My favorite is the Tofuture Tofu Press, which I found was the easiest to use and store, and it left me with perfectly pressed tofu each time. I also like how this press has a container that holds the excess liquid, making cleanup easy. After pressing my tofu, I just pour the water into the sink!

You can get it on Amazon for $25.95. Want to check out other tofu presses first? Read my guide to the best tofu presses here!


This recipe is fantastic as written, but, like all grain bowls, it’s super flexible. Feel free to change it up to suit your tastes or use what you have on hand. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Let me know what variations you try!

Close-up shot of brown rice bowl with crispy tofu, broccoli, daikon radish, avocado, and carrot ginger dressing

More Favorite Grain Bowl Recipes

If you love these tofu broccoli bowls, try one of these healthy grain bowl recipes next:

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Tofu Broccoli Bowls with Carrot Ginger Dressing

rate this recipe:
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Serves 4
These nourishing grain bowls are a delicious healthy dinner or lunch! Feel free to make them your own. See the post above for some of my favorite variations.



  • Assemble each bowl with the rice, broccoli, tofu, and avocado.
  • Drizzle with the dressing and top with radish slices, microgreens, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes, if desired. Season to taste with sea salt and serve with the remaining dressing on the side.


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  1. Lisa S

    5 stars
    This was delicious!! Made it tonight and subbed some chard I had on hand for the micro greens but otherwise followed the recipe. The dressing is crave-able and the hubs said, “Wow! That tofu has a lot of flavor!”
    Thank you for an awesome addition to our meatless nights!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Lisa, I’m so glad you loved the bowls!

  2. Kelly William

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for this fabulous ginger dressing. I made it exactly as you instructed and it was yummy.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  3. Netra's Food

    I am not completely vegan or vegetarian type but this made me crave to have this. Looks amazing and must be so delicious.

  4. Kelly I

    5 stars
    This was outstanding! We added roasted cauliflower and thinly sliced celery for extra crunch with the radish. A little chili sauce gave it a nice kick. The carrot ginger sauce is definitely a favorite.

  5. Mary

    5 stars
    My (non-vegetarian) husband and I really liked this recipe! I was a bit skeptical of the dressing at first (it smells vinegary), but it was delicious – it mostly tastes of carrot and ginger, of course. I made the brown rice in the Instant Pot, and it was perfect and easy. I roasted the carrots, broccoli, and tofu all at the same time at 425. The tofu was the crispiest I’ve been able to get it by baking, so I’ll definitely be sticking to that recipe. I also substituted soy sauce for the tamari.

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