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Kicking off my Korean food series with Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu.

Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu | #vegan #healthy #korean #bowl #recipes

When I asked you guys in last Sunday’s Favorite’s post if you wanted to see some Korean inspired food, the response was an overwhelming, yes. Thankfully, I was already planning on sharing a few recipes before I leave for Korea on the seventh (it’s getting so close!), but now I am even more excited because I know you guys are looking forward to these recipes too!

It will be really fun to be able to see how Korean’s really make the dishes I am attempting to recreate. When I get home, I’m hoping to post a couple super authentic Korean dishes, but until then, I am pretty excited to share what I have today!

You guys, say hello to this Healthy January Bibimbap Bowl…the vegan Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu.

Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu | #vegan #healthy #korean #bowl #recipes

Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu | #vegan #healthy #korean #bowl #recipes

So pretty, right? I LOVE this bowl…

But it’s also so very different from anything I have ever shared with you guys. This is my very first tofu recipe here on HBH. For the longest time, I always said I would never cook tofu. It just wasn’t my thing, and to be honest, it’s not like I plan to eat it all the time, but I think it tastes incredible in this Korean inspired recipe, and I love that I was able to use it in place of the beef that’s traditionally used in Bibimbap.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bibimbap, it’s a Korean rice bowl that consist of thinly sliced steak, fried eggs, and pickled veggies. The bowls can vary depending on where you order them, but almost always they consist of rice, meat, and pickled veggies.

Today I am sharing a healthier vegan version, and no joke, it’s possibly one of my favorite “bowl” recipes I have created. It’s not very traditional, but it’s made with Korean flavors, healthy, colorful, and so good!

Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu | #vegan #healthy #korean #bowl #recipes

Let me break this bowl down.

For my base, I use farro, which I am having a major obsession with right now. It’s my new favorite grain. You can use brown rice, quinoa, barley, or regular white rice too, all will work.

Next comes the tofu, which is tossed in a little Korean sauce, then baked to crisp perfection. As mentioned, I’ve never been much of a tofu person, but this tofu? It’s exceptional, and it’s all thanks to the sauce…the sauce is the best. And the secret to this sauce? Gochujang, a Korean chili paste. You can find it on Amazon here.

The rest of the bowl is a mix of roasted and pickled veggies, fried eggs (of course), and avocado (not even close to traditional, but my bowls have to have an avocado).

There is for sure a lot going on in this bowl, and it takes a little time to prepare, but it still can be made in under an hour, and all on one sheet pan (with the exception of frying up that egg). If you have some cooked grains on hand, maybe from Sunday meal prep, then things go even faster (meaning, cook up a bunch a grains on Sunday for easy Bibimbap during the week).

Speaking of meal prep, this is the PERFECT recipe to prep on Sunday, just make the tofu and veggies, cook your grains, put everything in containers and add an egg before serving…meal prep done and done!

Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu | #vegan #healthy #korean #bowl #recipes

I know all of my family is really looking forward to trying all the noodle dishes Korea has to offer, but me? I’m super exited about the Bibimbap and can’t wait to compare my very American version with their very traditional version. Should be fun!

Until then, this bowl literally brings brightness to my life these days, I love it.

Also, if you’re looking for a meatier version of this recipe, check out the Half Baked Harvest cookbook. I have a similar recipe in the book, but instead of tofu I used steak and sweet potatoes. There is also a really freaking amazing spicy tomatillo sauce that goes with that bowl…so good!

Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu | #vegan #healthy #korean #bowl #recipes

Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 682 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Press the tofu with paper towels to remove as much water as possible. Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices and add to a gallon size ziplock bag. 
    3. In a small bowl, combine the 2 tablespoon water, the soy sauce, Gochujang, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic. Add half the sauce to the tofu bag (reserve the remaining for serving), tossing gently to combine. Let sit 5-10 minutes. Remove the tofu from the sauce and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake 10 minutes. Flip and bake another 10-15 minutes, until the tofu is crisp.
    4. Meanwhile, toss the broccoli and mushrooms with 1 tablespoon oil and a pinch of salt. During the last 10-15 minutes of cooking, add the veggies to the pan with the tofu.
    5. In a bowl, massage the kale with the remaining 1 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. 
    6. To serve, divide the grains among bowls. Add the tofu, kale, broccoli, mushrooms, fried egg, avocado, carrots, and radishes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with the reserved sauce. Enjoy!
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Superfood Bibimbap with Crispy Tofu | #vegan #healthy #korean #bowl #recipes

All the bowls, with all the colors…my favorite!

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    1. Hey there,
      Happy New Year!🎆🎈 I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment! So glad to hear it was enjoyed! xx

  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Loved the pickled carrots and radishes with the tofu. I used jasmine rice instead of farro, but will definitely try farro next time!

    1. Hey Sara,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for your review:) Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xx

    1. Hey Ashley,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! Have a great weekend:) xx

  2. 5 stars
    Just tried today and it was phenomenal! Also bonus points because used the leftover kale and farro from the halibut dish from HBH Super Simple (the kale also gave enough for the new sundried tomato salad salad from the HBH Everyday book!).

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for trying it out!! xx