Mark Bittman's Qunioa Salad With Tempeh

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the quinoa. Rinse and drain in a fine strainer.
  2. Meanwhile, put the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the tempeh and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the ginger and garlic. Cook for another minute or two.
  4. Stir in the tomato, if using them. Stir and turn off the heat.
  5. Stir in the vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  6. When the quinoa is dry and cool, toss with the tempeh mixture and mung beans.
  7. Taste and add salt, if necessary, and add a healthy dose of black pepper. Garnish with scallions and cilantro.
Most Helpful

4 5

Greaaat salad! Easy, quick and delicious. I put seaweed flavor tempeh and added a few dried seaweeds instead of mung sprouts and it was awesome.

4 5

This is super EASY and delicious! I have now made this several times. I did not have sesame oil, so instead I added sesame seed to the tempeh, I omitted the green onions but topped it with the cilantro and mung bean sprouts as suggested and added avocado to it. Yummers!