Vegan Power Bowl

power bowl

Power bowls are a new trend in eating. The idea is simple – layers of different foods that compliment each other in one bowl. I’ve heard that food tastes better in a bowl and after trying this, I think it’s true!

Vegan Power Bowl


  • 1 c cooked brown rice (see Notes)
  • 1/2 c seasoned black beans (see Notes)
  • 1/4 c sliced black olives
  • 1/4 c diced tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 c tofu, in small cubes or strips
  • 2 tsp. light olive or canola oil
  • 1/4 c salsa
  • 1/4 c vegan sour cream


  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a nonstick pan and fry the tofu until it's golden brown, turning frequently.
  2. Layer the rice in beans in your bowl.
  3. Arrange tofu slices , avocado slices and diced tomato on top of the beans.
  4. Top with olives, salsa and sour cream.


Season your rice to your taste. I cooked mine in a little veggie broth with 1/2 t. of onion powder. I added 1/2 t. cumin and a tablespoon of salsa to the beans along with 1/4 ea. garlic and onion powder. You can season both to your own taste.

You can vary your ingredients as you choose – try an Asian bowl with rice noodles or white rice layered with Asian cucumber salad, sprouts or greens, tofu cubes, edamame, sesame seeds and crunchy noodles. Or try a Southern bowl with blackeyed peas and rice with fried okra and greens – the possibilities are endless!

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