Glow Bowls

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This glow bowl is vibrant and will make you feel like you’re glowing from the inside out! It’s packed with whole grains, fresh seasonal produce, lean protein and healthy fats. Enjoy it in the peak of summer and don’t forget the luscious basil sauce finish. 

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains, Entreés
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 1 cup short-grain brown rice
  • 16 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ear fresh corn, cut from the cob
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved on a bias
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and small diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup marcona almonds

Basil Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt, to taste


  1. Cook the brown rice per package instructions. 
  2. Meanwhile, press the water out of the tofu with clean towels and slice into 1″ cubes. When the rice is about 15 minutes out, heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Drop in the tofu cubes and cook, undisturbed for 3-5 minutes or until browned and crisp. Toss and cook on all sides. Remove to a plate. 
  3. To a medium bowl, add corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions, plus a small drizzle of olive oil and a good pinch of salt. Toss to coat. Set aside. 
  4. Make the basil sauce: add basil, mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, garlic and a pinch of salt to a large wide-mouth jar, then use a stick blender to make it into a smooth and creamy sauce (if you don’t have stick blender, you can use a regular blender but you may need to double the ingredients). Season with additional salt to taste. 
  5. Assemble the bowls: layer rice, tofu, corn/tomato salad, blueberries, avocado, goat cheese, almonds, and a generous drizzle of the basil sauce. 



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  • For best results, store any leftover ingredients in separate dishes and assemble just before serving. If you want to pack it up ahead of time, add the almonds and dressing just before serving. 
  • Nutrition facts do not include the sauce. Each 1.5 tablespoon serving contains 127 calories, <1 gram protein, 13 grams fat, <1 gram carbohydrate.