Vegan Maple Dragon Bowl

Mains / Vegan / Vegetarian

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4 portions
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Dragon Bowl

  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 1 cup pure NAPSI-certified maple water (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 block tempeh or firm tofu, cut into triangles
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked and hot
  • 1 package of about 2,5 oz sunflower sprouts
  • 1 red pepper, minced
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

Maple Dragon Sauce

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (preferably golden syrup for its delicate flavour)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


Dragon Bowl

  1. In a bowl, combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, and maple water.
  2. Place the tempeh or tofu triangles in a saucepan and cover with the maple mixture. Simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes or until the liquid is almost evaporated.
  3. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, cook the quinoa according to package instructions (10 – 15 minutes) and keep warm.

Dragon Sauce

  1. Combine all sauce ingredients and set aside.


  1. Divide the quinoa into four bowls, and top with the tempeh, sunflower sprouts, pepper, and avocado. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Pour Dragon Sauce over all or serve it on the side in a small sauce boat or decorative bowl.

Recharge with a healthy and nutritious meal, courtesy of this vegan dragon bowl. Featuring a wholegrain base of quinoa, protein-rich tofu or tempeh and several fruits and veggies, this dragon bowl is packed with heart-healthy ingredients. Not only that, but the dish also features a punchy dragon sauce, enriched with pure Canadian maple syrup.

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