Greek Tempeh Pitas

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by erinn in tbay

This is by far my favourite way of eating tempeh. I am craving it right now! You can make it vegan by using vegan tzatziki.

Top Review by innanah

This was actually pretty good. Now that I've fixed it once I'll know a little better on how to fix it next time. I would definitely allow time to let both the tempeh and the vegetable mixture marinate. I would also add some fresh chopped cilantro as a garnish to top the dish off after being completed. Unlike what the recipe says in regards to slicing the tempeh, I crumbled mine up, for me this is easier to mix in the other ingredients (they all mesh better that way) and also easier to cook/fry and spoon/scoop out of the pan and into or onto a pita. I didn't know what tzatziki was and my local organic grocery store didn't either, so I picked up some Cucumber & Shallot vinaigrette and that seemed to work just fine. What was a really special treat was gently warming both the tempeh mixture and the vegetable mixture (separately or together) a day later as leftovers over a warm pita and it was 10 times more delicious than the day of cooking, letting the flavors gel and marinate really make a difference with this recipe. Also, this is a great recipe to make ahead of time and just scoop/spoon as you need for a day or two (or three) for a quick and delicious meal for lunch or on the run! (and healthy I might add)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice tempeh medium thin.
  2. Marinate in olive oil, soy sauce, crushed garlic, dried oregano and lemon juice. After 1 hour (or longer) saute in frying pan until crispy.
  3. Meanwhile mix diced tomatoes, cucumber, onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of oil in a small bowl.
  4. Heat pita on each side in frying pan.
  5. To assemble, place pita on a plate, lay tempeh over pita, spoon on tomato and cucumber mixture and top with tzatziki.
  6. I eat mine with a knife and fork, but my husband prefers to fold his in half and eat with his hands. Either way, this is my favourite tempeh dish!

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