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pesto barley tofu & veggie bowl // cait's plate

pesto barley tofu & veggie bowl

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Category: grain bowl


this easy pesto barley tofu & veggie bowl comes together in a matter of minutes with just a handful of ingredients. customize it to your liking for a quick weekday meal!


  • 1 cup cooked barley (or any grain)
  • 1 16 oz. container extra firm tofu, drained, pressed and cubed
  • 12 cups chopped veggies (any mix will work, fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • Olive oil
  • Optional for topping: cheese (I love feta but parmesan would also work), fresh chopped basil


  1. Drizzle a large non-stick skillet with olive oil and add cubed tofu.  Cook for ~2 minutes per side over medium high heat (or until just browned).  They will continue cooking once you add the veggies.
  2. Lower heat to medium low and add veggies (add additional olive oil as needed if the pan is dry).  Saute until veggies are tender to your liking (~5-7 minutes).
  3. Once veggies are cooked to your liking, add the barley and the pesto, tossing to coat all ingredients in the pesto and combine.
  4. Turn heat off and add some of the cheese of choice before removing from the stove to allow it to melt.
  5. Remove from heat and plate, top with remaining cheese & chopped basil as desired.

Keywords: grain bowl, dinner, lunch, pesto, meatless, vegetarian

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