Plant-Powered Protein Bowl

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:35 m

Looking for a post workout recipe? This super salad is packed with vegan protein and contains all the essential amino acids your body needs to recover after a gym sesh.

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For the salad

<item-todo-done>2 tsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>20g fresh coriander<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>20g mint leaves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g Kalamata olives pitted<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g sun-blushed tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 spring onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 red bell pepper<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 red onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 block of firm tofu<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 x 400g can of chickpeas drained<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done>

For the dressing

<item-todo-done>2 tbsp white wine vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp olive oil good quality<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp creamy tahini<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp warm water<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp maple syrup<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 pinch of Salt & pepper<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tbsp toasted sesame oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 apple<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 yellow bell pepper<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to 190℃, fan setting | Large mixing bowl | 2 baking trays

Cook the chickpeas and tofu

  • Cut the tofu into bite-sized chunks and place on a large baking tray along with the drained chickpeas
  • Drizzle with olive oil, 1 teaspoon of paprika and a pinch of salt
  • Mix well until all of the tofu and chickpeas are coated in the olive oil and paprika
  • Roast for 30 minutes
  • After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and leave to one side until needed

While that cooks, prepare the vegetables

  • Halve the sun-blushed tomatoes (if whole) and olives
  • Peel and very finely dice the onion
  • Finely dice the peppers
  • Thinly slice the mint, coriander leaves and spring onions

Make the dressing

  • In a small bowl, mix together all of the salad dressing ingredients (apart from the apple and lemon) until smooth - you can add another tablespoon of warm water if needed to bring the mixture together
  • Then grate a whole apple into the dressing and juice the lemon
  • Taste and season with salad and pepper

Mix the chopped salad

  • Place all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and pour over the dressing
  • Mix well until everything is coated before serving in a large bowl
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