A quick vegetarian weeknight dinner or light lunch, this super tasty warm tempeh salad is big on flavor and nutrients!
I keep trying to get you to try tempeh! Is it working?? This warm salad is super flavorful and so easy to make. I love tempeh because it provides a heartiness to your plate that is sometimes missing when you eat a mostly plant-based diet. It’s also a great source of fermented protein and you know I’m a huge fan of fermentation.
What is tempeh? Tempeh is made from soybeans that have been naturally fermented by a process that binds them into a cake-like form. The process of fermentation makes tempeh a much healthier choice over highly processed soy foods like soy milk, soy burgers, TVP, soy dogs, etc. Because fermented soy is much more easily digested, you get more of the good stuff in soy into your body! Getting more of those important isoflavones into you will help decrease inflammation and lower blood pressure.
I like to crumble it up a lot as I did today in this 5-Spice Tempeh Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing. You can also slice it, toss it in a marinate and sauté it but that way requires a few more steps. Both ways are delicious!
I love a warm salad in the winter! This dish will satisfy your taste for tacos and the creamy avocado ranch dressing packs a ton of flavor. I had some mung bean sprouts on hand so I used them as the base and it added a nice freshness to the salad, along with the sliced cherry tomatoes.