If you’re looking for a meat alternative, tempeh is a good source of protein and other vitamins and minerals. I always get the Trader Joe’s organic 3-grain tempeh. It contains cultured organic soybeans, and the 3 organic grains – they are brown rice, barley, and millet. Because it’s fermented, it contains probiotics which help with our digestive system. Read here for more health benefits – Dr. Axe
You can slice or crumble the tempeh. In this recipe, I sliced the tempeh into 1/4 inch thick and marinated it in tamari or low sodium soy sauce with minced garlic and ginger. I used olive oil and pan-fried it.
- 1 package of organic tempeh
- 1 inch- ginger, minced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoon olive oil, more if needed
- 1/4 cup Tamari or low sodium soy sauce
- black pepper to taste
Slice the tempeh into 1/4 inch thick. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, add the sliced tempeh and marinate for 10-15 minutes.
Heat a pan with oil, add the tempeh, cook each side for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Add to your salad.
For the salad
Roasted Butternut squash
You can add the cooked tempeh to any kind of salad you want.
Recipe for the sesame dressing
- 1/4 cup tamari or low sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Harissa chili paste
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 inch- size ginger, peeled and finely minced
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
- sesame seeds, for toppings
Combine all ingredients, use a whisk and stir to mix well.