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Tempeh Avocado Sandwich

Tempeh Avocado Sandwich and PickleYou know what’s heavenly? Avocado slices on sandwiches. It’s a yummy vegan substitute for cheese and adds a pop of color. Remember how I mentioned that I was making a lot of smoothies, soups, and salads during the week? Well, that gets boring after a while, and that’s where sandwiches come into play. Lately, my favorite easy, weekday lunch is this avocado tempeh sandwich.

John is not a fan of tempeh, so I get to keep that stuff all to myself. Sauteed tempeh, fresh avocado, Dijon mustard, and a handful of lettuce on whole wheat bread. Oh, and a homemade pickle on the side, of course! I think the trick to enjoying tempeh is making sure it’s sliced as thinly as possible or else the flavor could be a bit overwhelming for tempeh newbies. Some tofu fans aren’t too crazy about tempeh, but it offers much more protein and a very unique texture. Got any good tempeh tips to share?

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4 Comments

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    Delicious Peace of Mind
    November 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Oh, this looks heavenly! We love tempeh and it is one of our guilty pleasures. I said ‘guilty’ because we are on a path of becoming more and more raw, but sautied/fried salty tempeh with curry powder is a must in weekend’s raw salads for lunch! Yum! :)

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      wazwu
      November 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Yummy indeed! :D

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    Mitzie Mee
    November 15, 2014 at 10:59 am

    sorry for asking..but what is tempeh? Looks nice..like a raw version of a granola bar:)

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      wazwu
      November 17, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Haha, now that you mention it, it definitely does look like a granola bar! Tempeh is a fermented soy protein similar to tofu, but it’s firmer and chewier with more protein and fiber. Whenever I’m cooking with tempeh, there’s never a danger of it falling apart the way tofu does. You should try it sometime!

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