Green Lightning Bowl Recipe

If you are a fan of green salad then this Green Lightning Bowl Recipe is for you. In this post, I have shared the Popular Green Lightning Bowl Recipe with some useful tips that you will like a lot I hope.

Green Lightning Bowl Recipe
Green Lightning Bowl Recipe

What Is Green Lightning Bowl?

In the cookbook “The Engine 2 Cookbook” by Rip Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn, there is a popular recipe called Green Lightning Bowl. Green Lightning Bowl Recipe is a delicious and healthy green salad that gain popularity in the United States.

Green Lightning Bowl Recipe is made with Tamari, Maple Syrup, Tofu, Rice Noodles, Sesame Seeds, Green Onions, Kale, Avocado, and Cilantro Leaves, and also needs a Lightning Dressing.

There are only 9 ingredients for the lightning dressing and 10 ingredients for Green Lightning Bowl and some kitchen equipment needed to make this delicious Green Lightning Bowl which I explained in detail below.

The Ingredients & Equipment Needs For Green Lightning Bowl

Green Lightning Bowl And Dressing ingredients are as follows:

For Lightning Dressing:

Vinegar: Use Kikkoman or Marukan Genuine Brewed Rice Vinegar for this dressing.

Syrup: Use President Choice or Good & Gather 100% Pure Maple Syrup for the best result.

Garlic: Use a fresh clove of garlic, minced.

Lightning Dressing Ingredients
Lightning Dressing Ingredients

Ginger: You will need 1/2 teaspoon of minced fresh ginger.

Jalapenos: You will need fresh Jalapenos Pepper, remove the seed and cut it into dice.

Lime Juice & Zest: You will need 1 lime juice and its zest.

Pepper Flakes: Use McCormick or Spicy World brand red pepper flakes for this dressing.

For Green Lightning Bowl:

Tamari: Use Kikkoman or San-J brand Low-Sodium Tamari soy sauce for the lightning dressing.

Syrup: Use President Choice or Good & Gather 100% Pure Maple Syrup for the best result.

Tofu: Use Morinaga Nutritional Foods Firm Tofu or you can use another brand.

Noodles: Use Thai Kitchen Gluten-free brown rice noodles or you can use another brand.

Green Lightning Bowl Recipe Ingredients
Green Lightning Bowl Recipe Ingredients

Sesame Seeds: use Yupik or Kavala brand sesame seeds for this recipe

Onions: You will need 6 green onions, cut into dice.

Kale: You will need 4 cups of Thinly Sliced Kale.

Avocado: You will need 1 avocado, peel, and cut into cubes.

Cilantro: You will need 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro.

The Equipment Needs For Green Lightning Bowl:

Oven, Skillet, Bowl, Measuring Cup, Measuring Spoon, Cutting Board, Knife, and Lidded Container.

So let’s see the How To Make Green Lightning Bowl Recipe!

Green Lightning Bowl Recipe

Green Lightning Bowl Recipe

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Just follow the Green Lightning Bowl Recipe ingredients and directions to make a perfect Green Lightning Bowl according to the "The Engine 2 Cookbook" cookbook.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 550 kcal

Equipment & Tools

  • Oven
  • Skillet
  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Lidded Container


For Lightning Dressing:

For Green Lightning Bowl:

  • 6 tbsp Low-Sodium Tamari Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 (14-Ounce) Block Of Firm Tofu, Cut Into Bite-Size Cubes
  • 8 Ounces Thai Kitchen Brown Rice Noodles, recommended
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 6 Green Onions, Diced
  • 4 cups Thinly Sliced Kale
  • 1 Avocado, Cubed
  • ½ cup Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 cup Lightning Dressing


For Lightning Dressing:

  • In a small lidded container, combine 5 tbsp Low-Sodium Tamari, Pure Maple Syrup, Rice Vinegar, Minced garlic, Minced Fresh Ginger, Jalapenos Pepper, Grated Lime Zest, Lime Juice, and Red Pepper Flakes.
  • Put the lid on and shake it all together.
  • Your lightning dressing is ready to use.

For Green Lightning Bowl:

  • Set the oven's temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet.
  • Toss the tamari, maple syrup, and tofu cubes together in a bowl until evenly coated.
  • Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, or until browned.
  • Prepare the rice noodles according to the package's instructions(About 10 Minutes) and set them aside.
  • Toast the sesame seeds in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Keep an eye on them as they toast for about 5 minutes, or until they are fragrant and lightly browned.
  • Take the toasted sesame seeds away from the heat.
  • Toss the cooked rice noodles, tofu cubes, green onions, kale, avocado, cilantro, and dressing in a mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle it with the toasted sesame seeds and serve right away, or put it in the fridge until you're ready to serve.


Serving: 1BowlCalories: 550kcal (28%)Carbohydrates: 84.4g (28%)Protein: 18g (36%)Fat: 17.5g (27%)Saturated Fat: 3.4g (21%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1645mg (72%)Potassium: 869mg (25%)Fiber: 7.7g (32%)Sugar: 45g (50%)Calcium: 463mg (46%)Iron: 9mg (50%)
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What To Serve With Green Lightning Bowl?

Grilled Chicken Breast For Green Lightning Bowl

You can pair this Green Lightning Bowl with Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Fish, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Quiche, Ratatouille, Chili, Soup, Stew, Risotto, Paella, Jambalaya, Fried Rice, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Chicken Noodle Soup, and Fritters.

How To Store Your Green Vegetables?

Take a fresh paper towel from the roll, place it into the bag of greens, and seal it with a chip clip. The paper towel will absorb moisture that otherwise might cause your leaves to rot. This will keep the greens fresher for longer, allowing you more time to use up the bag. For optimal results, replace the towel every day.

To keep them fresh, packaged greens should be kept in the refrigerator. They could be stored for four to five days. They must be consumed within four days, though.

Health Benefits Of Green Lightning Bowl

Green Vegetables: A nutritious diet should contain plenty of leafy green vegetables. They have high vitamin, mineral, and fiber content while being low in calories. Obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and mental decline have all been linked to a diet high in leafy greens.

Tofu: Tofu contains anti-inflammatories and antioxidant phytochemicals, making it an excellent anti-inflammatory diet. Tofu also contains protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and thiamin.

Salad Dressing: Daily salad eating is closely linked to higher nutritional levels. The absorption of several nutrients increases when salad dressing is added to a salad. Salad dressing’s fat helps in the absorption of important elements including lycopene and alpha- and beta-carotene.

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The Green Lightning Bowl Recipe is worth trying. Simple cooking equipment, 19 ingredients, and 1 hour and 20 minutes are all you need to prepare this tasty green lightning bowl at home. This green bowl can be used as a side dish or the main course at any event or gathering.

Simply gather the ingredients, then prepare a delicious green lightning bowl for your loved ones. I hope you like this Green Lightning Bowl Recipe. Share this green lightning bowl with your loved ones and let us know what you thought of it in the comments area.

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