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Latin Spiced Sauteed Tempeh
with tri-color slaw

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
A wide array of spices turn often boring tempeh into something truly special. Served up with a colorful slaw featuring jicama, red cabbage, nectarines, and basil, everyone will love the dynamic flavors of this meal.
Smarts: We're doubling the slaw to make tomorrow night's dinner even faster.
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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Latin Spiced Sauteed Tempeh:
  • Tempeh - 1 lb, sliced
  • Coriander - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Quinoa, uncooked - 2/3 cup
Tri-Color Slaw with Jicama and Nectarines (enough for 2 nights):
  • Jicama - 1/2 lb, grated or shredded
  • Cabbage, red - 12 oz, sliced
  • Basil - 2 to 3 sprigs, sliced
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
  • Nectarines (sub peaches) - 3/4 lb, sliced

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Prep

  1. Jicama / Cabbage - Prep as directed. This makes enough for two days of slaw. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Basil - Prep as directed. This makes enough for two days of slaw.
  3. Make dressing for slaw - Whisk together red wine vinegar, honey, and cooking oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make slaw - Toss jicama and cabbage with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  5. Season tempeh - Slice tempeh into 1/2” (1.25 cm) thick slices. Mix together coriander, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, black pepper, soy sauce, and first part of cooking oil. Toss tempeh in marinade. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  6. Nectarines - Slice.

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Make

  1. Quinoa - Combine quinoa with 2x the amount of water (or stock if you prefer) in a saucepan. Add in some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. While quinoa cooks, heat a skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add second part of cooking oil and then tempeh with marinade to heated oil. Saute for 5 to 8 minutes, until tempeh is golden on the outside.
  3. Add basil and nectarines to slaw and serve with sauteed tempeh and quinoa. Remember to save half the slaw for tomorrow night.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (81)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (15)
Vegetarian (11)

39 reviews

Good flavoring on cubed pork.

By: Kendra
Posted: Aug 14, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So surprisingly good! I've had trouble making flavorful tempeh in the past-- this was great. And I sold it as "tempeh nuggets" to my 4 y/o and let him dip them in ketchup...

By: Hope
Posted: Sep 21, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Definitely high marks for the spice rub. That was delicious and I'm going to make it again tonight! The slaw was ok - I also feel like these recipes have way too much dressing and I should just 1/2 the recipe from the start. The slaw was soupy and I didn't even put all the dressing in! Also, I used white cabbage before that is what I had in the fridge and that was a mistake because you need the purple color. I also didn't chop the nectarines correctly - they should be julianned - not sliced.

By: Nina
Posted: Sep 16, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We loved the seasoning on the pork chops. I didn't think I'd like the slaw but it ended up being refreshing. Both the hubby and I enjoyed this meal. I also liked how quick it was to make.

By: Allison
Posted: Sep 05, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really loved the seasoning on this. I'm not a huge fan of pork chops, but this was really good. Cabbage slaw wasn't such a success. Seemed a bit bland.

By: Angela
Posted: Sep 04, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My husband liked it and I thought it was ok. I think my pork would have been a lot better had I tenderized and seasoned it the night before. And, I really liked the slaw but the basil in it wasn't really a plus for me. (I will definitely make the slaw again; I'll just leave the basil out 😉!)

By: Tracy
Posted: Sep 03, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful