Quinoa and Cilantro Lime Tempeh Bowl

Super easy and flavorful, this vegan recipe brings tempeh to the next level. Be sure to use quality, not bitter tempeh and enjoy the spiced twist of quinoa.
By Robin Runner

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Since becoming a vegan 10 months ago, I’ve really found a love for tempeh (temp – pay). I love marinating, grilling, broiling or pan frying it in coconut oil. I opted not to marinate this first dish because I really wanted to taste the actual tempeh. This recipe is super easy and I was so impressed with the flavor!

Quinoa and Cilantro Lime Tempeh Bowl
 
Super easy and flavorful, this vegan recipe brings tempeh to the next level. Be sure to use quality, not bitter tempeh and enjoy the spiced twist of quinoa.
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Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Ingredients
  • One block of Tempeh (I used Smiling Hara brand)
  • Coconut or Olive oil
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • 8 mini peppers or you can use one large bell pepper – diced
  • ¼ of a large yellow onion diced
  • Olive oil
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • ⅓ cup of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Smoked chipotle Tabasco sauce – use as much as you prefer but it gives the dish a nice smoky flavor
  • 1 handful cilantro leaves, washed
Instructions
  1. I pan fried my tempeh in some coconut oil until lightly browned on each side – about 2 minutes per side. Then slice into 8 cubes.
  2. Into a large pan, add your olive oil and heat until hot. Add your onions and cook until translucent. Then add your tomatoes, peppers, black beans, juice, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper and the apple cider vinegar. Cook until heated through.
  3. Then add your Tabasco sauce (as much as you like), cilantro leaves, tempeh and quinoa. Give a good stir – taste and adjust seasonings. Top with green onions to garnish and serve in bowls.
 

1 Comment
  1. Looks great. I often take a tempeh grain salad to our Ventura county potlucks and everyone loves the tempeh. We produced Betsy’s Tempeh in Mich. for 9 1/2 years back in the 80’s and I have been using and loving tempeh ever since. We recently filed a patent for a tempeh incubator that could be used in restaurants and small shops making artisan tempeh for the local markets. The group that we connected with is called TempehSure.com and you can read the history and the key people that are involved with this project.
    Meanwhile you can look at our site if you want to know about our easy method for making tempeh at home.
    If you are ever in the Ventura CA area, let us know and stop by for a tempeh panini or better yet, since we continue to make tempeh for ourselves and friends, we could work on a fantastic recipe together.
    Happy eating and reading
    betsy shipley

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