When your immune system is struggling, protein and greens are the ultimate combination. When your energy is low, quick meals are a godsend. Ta-da! Tempeh salad, at your service.
Now, you don't have to use homemade tempeh, but I highly, highly recommend it. It's less expensive and more delicious. Plus, how cool is it to ferment your own tempeh?!? Way cool.
~ tempeh (homemade or otherwise)
~ mixed greens
~ olive oil -or- coconut oil
~ dressing of your choice (I recommend savory)
Now, since you'll be making your own tempeh (right? riiight?), I'm going to treat you to some glamour shots of my homemade tempeh, fresh from the incubator.
A few more spore-ridden tempeh pictures, to get you used to the idea.
Heat ~1 tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil, since its better suited to high heat) in a frying pan, and fry tempeh until golden brown on both sides and heated through.
Meanwhile, make a bed of greens (I used baby spinach and a mysterious package of mixed greens hiding in my mother's fridge), and lightly coat greens with your choice of dressing. I chose a savory Italian dressing, while my mom opted for a raspberry vinaigrette. You can also mix your own vinaigrette with olive oil and some vinegar (balsamic would be tasty!)
Season tempeh with salt, and layer tempeh on top of your greens.
There you go! That's it. Feel free to jazz this up with sliced grape tomatoes, green onions, shredded carrots, red onions... you name it. But I was tired, and just wanted some gosh-darn greens.
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