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TEMPEH SALAD WITH HOMEMADE VEGAN HERBED RICOTTA CHEESE

Warm Tempeh Salad, arugula rice, loads of vegetables, and greens topped with Homemade Vegan Herbed Ricotta Cheese.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people

Equipment

  • Frying pan
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

Tempeh

  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 package Tempeh Cut up and then crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon Harissa spice paste
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic pressed
  • ¼ cup Shallots chopped
  • 3 tablespoon Tamari

Roasted Peppers

  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil
  • ½ Lb Small sweet peppers (or regular bell peppers)
  • ½ tsp Sea salt & pepper

Arugula Rice

  • 3-4 cups Cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup Wild arugula chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoon Olive oil
  • pinch Sea salt & pepper to taste

Herbed Vegan Ricotta Cheese

Instructions
 

Tempeh

  • In a warm skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil and chopped shallots. Cook until they are translucent and starting to brown. (about 3-4 minutes). Stirring occasionally so that some do not burn. 
  • Once they brown add the rest of the olive oil. Add the crumbled tempeh, garlic, tamari, and harissa spice. 
  • Cook on medium heat stirring once with a metal spatula. Let it cook for a few minutes and brown on the bottom (about 2-3 minutes). Then stir again. And scrape with a spatula. Keep doing this until the moisture and oils are all soaked in and tempeh looks nicely browned, dry, and cooked. 
  • Turn off heat. Set aside. 

Roasted Peppers

  • Preheat oven to 420 degrees F.
  • Grease the pan with olive or coconut oil.
  • Cut the peppers into little strips.
  • Lay them flat, not overlapping each other. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
  • Cook until they soften and maybe get a tad brown on the edges. About 10-12 minutes.

Arugula Rice

  • In a large bowl combine the ingredients for the arugula rice. Add roasted red peppers.

Herbed Vegan Ricotta Cheese

  • In a bowl combine cheese, herbs and sea salt.
  • Gently fold until thoroughly mixed.

Final Salad Assembly

  • Combine ricotta cheese with the rice, tempeh, veggies and add huge handfuls of arugula. Toss. Garnish with herbs and more toasted sesame seeds. Serve warm. 
Keyword salad, vegan cheese, vegan dinner, veggies