Vegan Maple Dragon Bowl

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4 portions
Metric Imperial


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.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.