Thankfully, I've recently discovered this lovely tempeh recipe; it's delicious and doesn't involve the use of too much heat (we can leave most of that to the sun).
Makes a quick and healthy dish for college students. :DI've made this meal so many times in the past few days and I've finally gotten the chance to post it up! This dish is also great for post-workouts, as it is brimming with protein. In fact, this is what I ate after my relaxing yoga practice today. Mmm-mmm.
This recipe is inspired by this one on VegWeb.com.
Summer Tempeh & Broccoli Slaw
3 ounces of tempeh, cut into bite-sized dice
2 cups of broccoli florets
1/4 cup diced onion
3 tablespoons no-fat vegan mayonnaise
1 tablespoon mustard
lemon juice, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Combine tempeh, broccoli, and onion in a steam basket. Place the basket in a small saucepan filled with water. Bring the water to a boil and cover saucepan. Cook for about two minutes or until broccoli gets tender. Remove saucepan from heat.
2. When the tempeh, broccoli, and onion cool, carefully transfer ingredients to a medium bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss ingredients until all is well combined. Adjust seasonings as desired.
That piece of tempeh is all like, "I know you want me." LOL.Have you ever noticed how quick broccoli softens up while steaming? Personally, I enjoy tender broccoli but not to the point of where it falls apart. So, I do this little trick of turning off the burner as soon as the water comes to a rapid boil. I then leave the pan covered on the stovetop until the water settles completely. The broccoli is left cooked at the right tenderness. It's a very simple tip and it's eco-friendly, too. =)
Yogi approved. ;)Below are the estimated nutrition facts for the entire recipe, since it serves one.
Less than 300 calories and the dish is teeming with protein and fiber! This is definitely one of my favorites. This slaw is great as a side dish, a main entree, or as a filling for wraps. Serve fresh cut fruit on the side as dessert. Yum, yum, yummy.