Smoked Tempeh Salad
Salads have been our go to at the moment. The days are getting warmer and we are craving foods full of hydration.
This salad has some amazing ingredients that will nourish your body is so many ways!
First up is tempeh. Tempeh is one of my favourite plant based proteins, it's full of calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin B-6 and probiotics. It's made of fermented soybeans and tastes amazing! It's also super good in wraps, burgers and with this smoky tempeh recipe its SO good to just snack on aswell.
Alot of people are put off tofu because of the texture, so if you are one of those people I highly recommend tempeh as your substitute!
Second is apple cider vinegar. I'm sure you have heard all about it if you're into health. It's once again a fermented product so it's amazing for gut health! I always have a Tbsp of it in some water every morning.
Tahini is next up. Tahini is like the sesame seed version of peanut butter. It's super creamy and goes well with just about anything! It's also super high in protein, calcium, vitamin B-6, magneisum and iron.
- 1 Iceburg lettuce
- 1 block of Tempeh
- 1 tsp Liqud smoke
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp lime juice
- In a bowl mix together the soy sauce, paprika, maple syrup and the liqud smoke.
- Slice up you Tempeh, the thinner they are, the more flavour you will get per bite.
- Marinate the tempeh in the mixture for about 10 minutes.
- While you wait for the mixture to marinate, chop up your iceburg lettuce, and add in the apple cider vinegar, lime juice and tahini and start to massage it in.
- Once your tempeh has marinated for about 10 minutes, add it to a frying pan and cook until brown.
- If you want the salad cold, wait for the tempeh to cool down before adding it to the salad.
- If you want, add any other veges you like to the salad, this is just a base recipe to keep it plain and simple. I usually add spinach and other leafy greens to the base aswell (for extra health ofcourse).
I love topping this salad with even more seasame seeds, I like to use black sesame seeds as they are really good for your skin. I also add nutritional yeast if I feel like a slightly cheesy flavour.
This recipe is so simple and you can add as many veges as you like to the mix to change it up. I love being able to have a salad covered in a dressing that's actually healthy, it makes it delcious.
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Have an amazing week! It's almost the weekend!