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Peanut Sesame Tempeh Bowl

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Looking for a vegan, plant-based protein-packed meal option? This Peanut Sesame Tempeh Bowl is a perfectly easy and protein-packed option for lazy days.

Looking for a vegan, plant-based protein-packed meal option? This Peanut Sesame Tempeh Bowl is a perfectly easy and protein-packed option for lazy days.

As someone who tries to include meatless meals at least 2 or 3 times a week, I am always searching for options that can provide the right nutrition and protein.

I recently got to try Tempeh for the very first time which is a rich source of plant-based protein with a savory and slightly nutty flavor.

Both Tempeh and Tofu are made from soybeans, but the basic difference is that tempeh is made using a fermenting process. Tastewise, I found tempeh to be more heartier than tofu. It has a more ‘meaty’ and firm texture to it if that makes sense.

The best part about it is that it is truly versatile and you can pair it in so many ways – wraps, sandwiches, or even grain bowls.

I found that Tempeh in itself doesn’t quite have a taste so a light marinade like this peanut soy sauce will work wonders.  I have used Lightlife’s Original Tempeh in my recipe. They have tons of other varieties of tempeh as well which are pre-marinated like their buffalo, smoky, and flax tempeh (we love their buffalo sauce tempeh).

A few facts about Lightlife Tempeh

  • It is Vegan Certified & is a great source of plant protein.

  • It is non-GMO and contains 12 g of protein.

  • It retails for $3.49 – so it is super budget-friendly.

Coming back to this recipe, as I said, I marinated my Tempeh in some peanut & soy sauce and then stir fried it with fresh some veggies

I served my tempeh with some stir fry veggies and rice. It tasted sooo good and is definitely a filling meal!!

Tip: You can cut tempeh into different shapes to make meatless mealtimes more fun!

Coming back to this recipe, as I said, I marinated my Tempeh in some peanut & soy sauce and then stir-fried it with fresh some veggies. Served it over rice and a hearty and protein-packed dinner was ready.

 

 

 

 

Peanut Sesame Tempeh Bowl

Ingredients

  • Tempeh- 8 oz pack (I used Lightlife Original Tempeh)
  • Mixed Veggies (I used carrots and green beans) - 2 cups (You can use any veggies of your choice)
  • Cooked rice - 2 cups
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish) - 1 tsp
  • For Peanut Sauce
  • Peanut Butter - 2 tbsp (preferable creamy peanut butter)
  • Soy Sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  • Chilli flakes - 1 tsp
  • Water - 1 tbsp
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix peanut butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, chilli flakes together. Add water to it and adjust the consistency (if the marinade sauce is still too thick, you can add a few more drops of water. keep in mind that the marinade should not be too runny so that you can properly coat the tempeh with it)
  2. Heat some oil in a fry pan and cook the tempeh on medium heat till they are golden brown (about 2 minutes each side)
  3. Remove tempeh and add your veggies in the same pan. You can add
  4. Cook the rice like you normally cook and serve your tempeh along with the stir-fried veggies over it. Garnish it with sesame seeds. You can also serve the leftover sauce as a dipping sauce for the tempeh.
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I hope you give this easy recipe a try, Have you tried out Tempeh before? If you’ve not, and if you are someone who likes plant-based protein-packed meal options, you should definitely give Lightlife Tempeh a try.

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For more inspiring Meatless Mealsrecipes, check out this post.  From Meatless Tacos to Meatless Hot Dogs – I’m sure you will find something that your family will love and enjoy!

 

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Looking for a vegan, plant-based protein-packed meal option? This Peanut Sesame Tempeh Bowl is a perfectly easy and protein-packed option for lazy days.

 

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2 Comments

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    cookingwithshy

    June 24, 2020

    This looks great! I’ve never cooked with tempeh…would love to try this out!!

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