Tempeh Is A Tasty Vegan Substitute When You're Craving Meat. The Soy-Based Protein Has A Heartier Texture Than Tofu And Can Be Added To Any Savory Meal. This Asian-Style Pasta Recipe Is Inspired From Lightlife, My Favorite Source For Tempeh.

Tempeh is a tasty vegan substitute when you're craving meat. The soy-based protein has a heartier texture than tofu and can be added to any savory meal. This Asian-style pasta recipe is inspired from Lightlife, my favorite source for tempeh.
Tempeh is a tasty vegan substitute when you're craving meat. The soy-based protein has a heartier texture than tofu and can be added to any savory meal. This Asian-style pasta recipe is inspired from Lightlife, my favorite source for tempeh.

Asian Tempeh Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta 

  • Juice of 1 large orange

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 

  • 1/4 cup tamari sauce 

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 8 ounces Lightlife's Organic Soy Tempeh, cut into 48 pieces

  • 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks

  • 3 green onions, chopped (green and white parts)

  • 1/2 cup snow peas

  • 1 tablespoon water 

  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced lengthwise, seeded, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


Directions:

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together orange juice, zest, sesame oil, tamari, and ginger. Add tempeh and toss to coat. Let marinate for 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Remove tempeh from marinade, reserving marinade, and transfer tempeh to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tempeh is a golden brown.

  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer tempeh to a plate and keep warm.

  5. Add carrots, green onions, snow peas, and water to skillet, stirring to combine. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are just tender.

  6. Stir reserved marinade into the vegetables and bring to a simmer.

  7. In a large bowl, combine pasta, tempeh, carrot mixture, and cucumber. Serve garnished with cilantro.


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