Sesame-Honey Tempeh Bowl with Carrot Slaw

15 May


My favourite meals tend to come in bowl form. I can’t tell you why. Bowls are usually full of satisfying, hearty foods. Perhaps it is the tendency to mix everything together into one harmonious masterpiece that appeals to me. Last night I made a fantastic post-gym bowl full of veggies and quinoa with an awesome yogurt-tahini-chipotle sauce. Alas, I didn’t take any photos, but that sauce WILL appear in a future post. Heaven.

This recipe was again inspired by the mountain of tempeh that had accumulated in my fridge, as it tends to do. After a quick google search I decided to replicate (and enhance, if I do say so) this dish. It was delightful.


Carrot Slaw

1.5 cups shredded carrots
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1.5 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon dried red chili flakes (or to taste)
1 cup fresh cilantro
Juice of 1/2 fresh lime

Sesame-Honey Tempeh

1 package of tempeh, crumbled
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Juice of other1/2 fresh lime

1) to prepare slaw, combine all ingredients and set aside. Reserve some sesame seeds and cilantro for final garnish.
2) to prepare tempeh, heat oil to medium high in frying ban and fry tempeh until it is browned, about 7-9 minutes, stirring frequently.
3) In small bowl, combine soy sauce, garlic, honey, water, sesame oil and corn starch. Add to pan with tempeh and cook until it begins to thicken and cost tempeh about 1 or 2 minutes. Finish with lime juice.
4) meanwhile, divide cooked rice or quinoa and slaw between two bowls, and add tempeh mixture on top. Sprinkle with reserved fresh cilantro and toasted sesame seeds. (Scallions would be great too, I just didn’t have any)

Mix it all up, and enjoy.




3 Responses to “Sesame-Honey Tempeh Bowl with Carrot Slaw”

  1. Kay May 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    This looks amazing ! Will definitely be making this soon. I needed a new tempeh recipe 🙂 thank you!

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