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Smoky Roasted Tempeh Cobb Salad
with blue cheese / avocados / sherry vinaigrette

Active: 30 min Total: 50 min

This flavorful twist on the classic Cobb salad comes together super fast - just be sure to get the tempeh marinating ahead of cooking time.
Smarts: Slicing the tempeh into cubes creates extra surface area for absorbing the marinade and browning in the oven.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Sherry Vinaigrette:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Vinegar, sherry - 1 Tbsp (sub red or white wine vinegar)
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
Smoky Roasted Tempeh Cobb Salad:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Tempeh - 16 oz, cubed (sub extra firm-tofu)
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Eggs - 4
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup, halved
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Cheese, blue or gorgonzola - 4 oz (sub cubed cheddar or any other preferred cheese)
  • Parchment paper - for lining pan
  • Baby spinach - 8 oz (sub any salad greens)

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Garlic (for salad and vinaigrette) / Tempeh - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Marinate tempeh - Combine tempeh cubes with garlic (portion for salad), cooking oil, soy sauce, honey (portion for salad), and balsamic vinegar. Turn to coat. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day (for maximum flavor, turn the tempeh about halfway through the marinating time). (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  3. Boil eggs - Cover eggs with cold water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat. Put a lid on the pan and let eggs sit in hot water for 11 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together garlic (portion for vinaigrette), sherry vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and honey (portion for vinaigrette). Add olive oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Tomatoes / Avocados / Cheese - Prep as directed.
  6. Eggs - Roll eggs against a hard, flat surface to break up shell and then peel. Slice into quarters.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Use a slotted spoon to remove tempeh from marinade (reserve marinade) and transfer to sheet pan.
  3. Bake tempeh for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flip tempeh cubes. Drizzle cubes with some of the reserved marinade (discard any remaining marinade).
  4. Return tempeh to the oven and continue roasting for 10 minutes more, until deep golden brown.
  5. Assemble salads by creating a bed of spinach and topping it with eggs, tomatoes, avocados, cheese, and warm tempeh. Finish with vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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Most Helpful

loved the dressing!! Also thank you for how to cook the eggs. I had some morning star bacon that I used instead of tempeh. I added sliced mushrooms, onions, and diced peppers I forgot the cheese. But everyone loved it!! we made it for two nights.

By: Carol
Posted: Sep 24, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

14 reviews

Great salad! I used leftover steak from earlier in the week and just sliced it thinly, put the marinade on it for a bit, and warmed it in a skillet. Worked great. The dressing was great.

By: Barbie
Posted: Feb 18, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious! Used a sous vide for the steak and then just finished with the marinade in a pan. Worked well. everyone liked it. Great dressing.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Oct 08, 2020
Diet: Original
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Another hit, no leftovers at all. My 8 year old has seconds! Toddler approved as well! Subbed mixed greens and romaine instead of spinach and swapped feta for cheeses suggested.

By: Anne
Posted: Oct 05, 2020
Diet: Original
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A solid meal. Dressing was very nice.

By: Alana
Posted: Sep 30, 2020
Diet: Original
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Delicious! Even as leftovers. Dressing was super yummy.

By: Audra
Posted: Sep 25, 2020
Diet: Original
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Omitted the eggs and enjoyed the salad! The tempeh was especially tasty and we enjoyed the dressing (subbing red wine vinegar for the sherry).

By: Angela
Posted: Sep 24, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
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