5-Spice Tempeh Taco Salad -- super easy, vegetarian and gluten free meal!

5-Spice Tempeh Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

A quick vegetarian weeknight dinner or light lunch, this super tasty warm tempeh salad is big on flavor and nutrients!

5-Spice Tempeh Taco Salad -- super easy, vegetarian and gluten free meal!

I keep trying to get you to try tempeh! Is it working?? This warm salad is super flavorful and so easy to make. I love tempeh because it provides a heartiness to your plate that is sometimes missing when you eat a mostly plant-based diet. It’s also a great source of fermented protein and you know I’m a huge fan of fermentation.

What is tempeh? Tempeh is made from soybeans that have been naturally fermented by a process that binds them into a cake-like form. The process of fermentation makes tempeh a much healthier choice over highly processed soy foods like soy milk, soy burgers, TVP, soy dogs, etc. Because fermented soy is much more easily digested, you get more of the good stuff in soy into your body! Getting more of those important isoflavones into you will help decrease inflammation and lower blood pressure.

I like to crumble it up a lot as I did today in this 5-Spice Tempeh Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing. You can also slice it, toss it in a marinate and sauté it but that way requires a few more steps. Both ways are delicious!

5-Spice Tempeh Salad with Avocado Ranch DressingI love a warm salad in the winter! This dish will satisfy your taste for tacos and the creamy avocado ranch dressing packs a ton of flavor. I had some mung bean sprouts on hand so I used them as the base and it added a nice freshness to the salad, along with the sliced cherry tomatoes.

5 spice tempeh taco salad

The recipe for this yummy 5-Spice Tempeh Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing is over at Healthy Aperture on my Inspired Vegetarian column.  CLICK HERE to get the recipe!

9 replies
  1. Meme
    Meme says:

    Love love love the new blog design Danielle!! Looks fab! 🙂
    Oh and this makes me crave tempeh which I’m not sure has ever happened! Adding it to the grocery list

  2. maria
    maria says:

    This salad look absolutely incredible. Would Love to try it, but had breast cancer a couple years ago & my oncologist said NO SOY for ten years. What other beans would you recommend please? Thanks so much. Maria

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