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High-Protein Sesame Noodle Bowl

June 25, 2024

Chef Bae & Daniella Monet’s High-Protein Sesame Noodle Bowl

The Chef Bae x Daniella Monet High-Protein Sesame Noodle Bowl is the duo & dish you didn't know you needed. It's gluten free, plant-based, and soy free!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 3 servings


  • 1 block Pumpkin Seed Tofu
  • 3 tsps Fresh Ginger
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 3 Tbsp Water divided
  • 2 tsp Arrowroot Powder or Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1 cup Snap Peas
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 1 small Jalapeño sliced (optional for heat/garnish)
  • 4 oz. Brown Rice Noodles
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice plus additional for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Chili Flakes to taste
  • White + Black Sesame Seeds for garnish


  • Cut the pumpkin seed tofu into ½-inch cubes. Remove the skin from the fresh ginger. Mince the fresh ginger and garlic. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tsp of the fresh ginger, 2 cloves of the garlic, and half of each the sesame oil and coconut aminos. (Replace oil with half of the second water measurement for an oil-free version.) Stir together, and then add in the pumpkin seed tofu cubes. Let the tofu marinate while preparing the other ingredients.
  • Rinse the snap peas and remove any tough ends. Cut the snap peas into ¼-inch slices. Rinse and chop the cilantro and jalapeño (if using). Rinse and dice the green onion(s).
  • In a small bowl, combine the water, rice vinegar, tahini, remaining coconut aminos, remaining sesame oil (replace with the other half of the second water measurement for the oil free version), chili flakes (if using), remaining ginger & remaining garlic. Stir together until well mixed.
  • Bring a sauce pan or wok up to medium heat. (If not using oil, use a non-stick pan.) Add in the tofu and marinade, and cook until the tofu is lightly browned. Sift in the arrowroot or cornstarch, to coat the tofu (it helps get it crispy). Sauté until browned and crispy (5-7 minutes).
  • Prepare the brown brown rice noodles according to the cooking instructions on the box.
  • To plate: Place the brown rice noodles in the bowl first, and drizzle with some of the tahini dressing. Then, top with the crispy tofu, vegetables, green onion, jalapeño & cilantro.
  • Serve and enjoy!