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BBQ Couscous Bowl with Tofu

Recipe for a vegan BBQ Couscous Bowl with curried couscous, broccoli, crispy tofu and BBQ sauce. It’s the perfect protein-rich lunch.

BBQ Couscous Bowl |

Yeay to vegan bowls! Especially when they’re filled with curried couscous, broccoli, crispy tofu and BBQ sauce. This is such an easy lunch, but rich in protein and very delicious. Broccoli is one of my fav veggies everrrr, so I couldn’t miss that one in the recipe.

It’s also a great lunch to take to work/school/university and you can mix and match the veggies. If you’re looking for more dishes, that you can take to work/school/university, you might want to have a look at the Mediterranean Couscous, German Noodle Salad, Simple Onion Couscous, Deconstructed Sushi Bowl, Healthy & Vegan Carrot Rice & Enoki California Roll.

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You can use either store-bought or homemade BBQ sauce (just make sure it’s vegan).

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BBQ Couscous Bowl

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a simple BBQ Couscous Bowl with curried couscous, broccoli and tofu, slathered in BBQ Sauce. It's the perfect healthy lunch or ideal to bring to work/school.
4.12 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 servings
Calories 401 kcal


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder , divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil , divided
  • 1/2 broccoli
  • 6 slices firm tofu
  • vegan BBQ Sauce


  • Heat the water for the couscous in a large pot, add 1/4 teaspoon curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the lime juice.
  • Wash the broccoli and cut it in small florets.
  • Once the water for the couscous is boiling, take the pot off the stovetop and add in the couscous and put the lid back on (the couscous will be ready in a minute or two).
  • Heat a large pan with 1/2 teaspoon canola oil and add the broccoli florets. Put the lid on and let the broccoli cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes until the broccoli softens.
  • Fluff the couscous with a fork, add in the softened broccoli and give it a good mix.
  • Cut the tofu slices in triangles.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of canola oil in the large pan, add 1/4 teaspoon curry powder and salt to taste and tilt the pan so the bottom is covered with spiced oil. Place in the tofu triangles and let it pan-fry for about 5 minutes on high heat on each side.
  • Once the tofu is crispy you can start dividing the couscous and broccoli on two plates and place the tofu triangles on top & drizzle with your favorite BBQ sauce.


Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 27gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 440mgPotassium: 1040mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 945IUVitamin C: 138mgCalcium: 163mgIron: 4.3mg
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Should you decide to give this delicious couscous dish a try I’d love to hear how it went! Write me a comment or post a picture on instagram and tag me via @elephantasticvegan to make sure I’ll see it ^.^

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