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Tempeh has an almost meaty texture and a strong flavor. The fried tempeh can be made ahead. It will keep up to three days in the refrigerator.
Meal Plan: POP SOME FROZEN HORS D’OEUVRE–SIZE SPRING ROLLS IN THE OVEN TO SERVE ON THE SIDE.
- In small skillet, combine soy sauce, 1⁄4 cup water, garlic and ginger. Add tempeh to skillet in single layer. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes. Transfer tempeh to plate; rinse and dry pan.
- In same skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add tempeh back to pan and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove pan from heat.
- In large bowl, combine, carrot, cucumber, bell pepper, lettuce, cilantro and sesame seeds. Slice tempeh into 1⁄4-inch-thick squares, then add to salad. Toss to mix.
- Make dressing: In small bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Serve right away.
Adapted from The Best Vegetarian Recipes, by Martha Rose Shulman (William Morrow, 2001).
- Serving Size 4 Servings
- Calories 268
- Carbohydrate Content 21 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 16 g
- Fiber Content 2 g
- Protein Content 14 g
- Saturated Fat Content 2 g
- Sodium Content 1131 mg
- Sugar Content 0 g
- Trans Fat Content 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g