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Well, I haven't had real chicken salad in ages (so I'm not going to compare) but this turned out a very delicious lunch, wrapped it in a tortilla with a little lettuce. The salad has a little crunch from the veggies and the pickle gives a little kick. I used a homemade soy mayonnaise, so had to add even more salt and pepper because it was pretty bland stuff (MY mayo, that is!) I'm sure regular mayo would have been even better, but I'm not going there! Just a note: I accidentally simmered my tempeh much longer than stated, and it turned out fine. So if anyone leaves it on the stove a little too long, all is not lost!!!
Oh my gosh this was fricken fabulous!! I never know what to do with tempeh. This will absolutely be a staple recipe. Of course I did not have exactly the same ingredients (almost) and had to add some fresh minced garlic and extra extra celery. Thank you for this recipe! :)
Awesome recipe! I have shared it with everyone who has tasted it. One time I could not find the tempeh I wanted and ended up buying sesame ginger tempeh. I chopped it up and browned it first, cooled it off and mixed with the rest of the ingredients in this recipe. It was fantastic. Have been making it that way ever since. Thanks for posting this recipe!
Delicious! Love tempeh this way. I also used an 8oz package (the whole grain one from Trader Joe's, so good), and followed your easy directions, tweaking the amounts just a bit. I like the poaching method a lot, turned out fabulously tasty with great texture. I only had sweet gerkins around, so used them along with some dill....and of course, Veganese. Thanks Kozmic!
Fan freakin tastic. Wasn't sure about the pickles and bell pepper at first, but was just delish. I used garden veggie tempeh cause that was all I had, and reduced the amounts a little bit since it was an 8oz package. This is going to be a staple for me from now on!
This was really quite good! I used Best Foods (Hellman's) mayonnaise because I like it the best. I did reduce the quantity of mayo by about half, just to decrease the fat content. Next time I will add some capers.
Chicken Salad? No. Delicious? Yes. Easy? Yes. Will I make it again with tempeh? You bet!
I haven't tried this variation yet, but I bet substituting chicken for tempeh would make a fantastic chicken salad too.
This is delicious! I love tempeh and am always trying to find new things to do with it. I used sweet relish instead of the pickles, and also sauteed/fried the tempeh with half of the scallions in some oil for a few minutes after boiling it. Then added some paprika and shredded carrots to the mix. Wonderful recipe!
Made this last night for my vege family. They all loved it, even my 9 year old! We don't eat tempeh too often, so I was worried they would turn their noses up, but no worries. I served it simply topped on a piece toasted wheat bread. I was thinking minced jalapeno or serrano might be good added along with the veges?
This was wonderful! This was way better than regular chicken salad. I used Three Grain Tempeh and less celery and more red pepper (just a personal preference). My husband and I are both taking the rest to work tomorrow. Thank you so much for posting!