Buffalo Tempeh Nachos (click for the recipe)
Time: 25 Minutes
Serve: 2 (Generous)
What is Tempeh?
Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian food made from slightly fermented soy beans. It’s in cake form, a pressed patty of sorts. The flavor is somewhat nutty and is fairly mild with a savory umami flavor, and a good source of Potassium, protein, fiber, Magnesium, Riboflavin, and Iron as well as other nutrients. Tempeh works well in many types of cultural dishes.
What can you do with it?
You can can use Tempeh in place of ground beef, use it where you would use Tofu. You can also cook it in strips, patties, crumbled, or grated. Tempeh is really pretty versatile. Many people recommend softening the Tempeh, but I use it just as it is.
This was a quick and easy dinner! If you like Buffalo sauce you’ll be a fan! This dish is a great get dinner done quick or a great fit for hanging out in from of the TV. If you don’t like hot and spicy foods you can purchase mild Buffalo Sauce.
The salsa was a celery, corn, and tomato salsa and worked well with the recipe and very quick to make. I think I might try a celery and apple salsa next time for a little sweetness, but the salsa worked well.
The recipe calls for shredded cabbage as a topping, but I added lime juice, a little onion and a pinch of salt just to give a little boost. It would be good just as is too, so don’t feel the pressure to do anything to it.
I love the recipes from Purple Carrot, there have been very few that I didn’t love. They excel at sauces and flavor combinations. We enjoyed dinner!
-Don’t be intimidated to try new things like Tempeh. We were hesitant and first and now use it in many dishes.
-The Airfryer is great for crisping the Tempeh.
-If you are out of Ranch dressing try mixing Mayonnaise, Garlic salt, and some dried dill, then add water to the consistency you like. It is a surprisingly good quick substitute.
Some other Dinner ideas for this week:
Sweet Potato, Corn, and Black Bean Hash – Eating Well Magazine. one of my go to’s!
Portobello Mushroom Lasagna – Ina Garten. A 4 MMM dish from the hubs!
Chili with Polenta and Vegetables – Martha Stewart
One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies – Damn Delicious. I’m a big fan her dishes live up the the name!