Recipe: Vegan Quinoa Mac & Cheese with BBQ Tofu

If there's a more comforting meal in the whole world than this one we have yet to find it. Creamy, "cheesy" Toasted Quinoa, tangy BBQ tofu and some fresh greens collide for a combination of colors, flavors and textures that will have your omnivorous friends asking for seconds.



  • 1 cup Toasted Quinoa 
  • 2 cups water

For the vegan cheese sauce:

  • 3 Tbs olive oil 
  • 1/3 cup flour*
  • 3 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp ground mustard seed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce*
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice 
  • 1 cooked, mashed sweet potato 

*Sub your favorite gluten-free alternative, if desired 


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. In another saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and add the flour. Whisk together, then add almond milk. Whisk again. 
  3. Whisk in the nutritional yeast, mustard powder, garlic powder, sea salt, soy sauce, lime juice and sweet potato. Stir in the cooked quinoa. 
  4. Pair with your favorite BBQ tofu recipe and garlic greens

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