Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Simple Tempeh Tacos

Taco night in our house is a favorite.  Josh and I usually come up with crazy taco ideas, then we get in the kitchen and cook together.  It's one of my favorite meals, because we make it together.  Last week, we invited my sister and her boyfriend over to celebrate our accomplishments into the professional world.  He just passed the bar, and any day now, I will be holding my architecture license.

For this taco night, I wanted to keep it simple.  I knew I would be snacking and socializing, so I didn't want to make something too intensive.  However, I wanted to make it super tasty and blow Josh's turkey tacos out of the water.  So, I decided on a simple tempeh taco with organic seasoning.

I grabbed a box of organic taco shells and seasoning and a couple packs of tempeh.  You can use your own spice mix if you want, but this is definitely a post on how to do a quick dinner.  I cooked up the blue corn shells for everyone else, but I always love my tacos on lettuce.

I set a large sauce pan full of water to boil and added the 2 blocks of tempeh.  I let them boil for about 10 minutes, then I drained the water.

With a potato masher, I mashed the tempeh until it was crumbled, then I added the taco seasoning and taco sauce.  I added about 1/2 cup of water and cooked it down for 15 minutes.

I threw in about 1/2 of a diced jalapeno in as well, but you can leave that out if you don't like things too hot.  Josh and I always make up a pot of refried black beans and green chilis to go with our tacos.  Yum!

We snacked on cucumbers and salsa, and I made up a simple cashew sour cream to go with the tacos.  It's simply 1 cup soaked cashews, juice from 1 lemon, 1 tbs apple cider vinegar.  Blend and put on EVERYTHING.

To assemble:

Lettuce leaf or taco shell
1 dollop cashew sour cream
Tempeh taco mix
Broccoli straws (they give an added crunch)
A squirt of lime juice
and a teeny drop of hot salsa!

The vegan tacos were a bit hit!  I think we're going to have to start throwing taco night in regular rotation as well.  That would give me a chance to experiment with all sorts of fun combinations!

Disclaimer:  I have no affiliation with Garden of Eatin'.  These opinions are my own.


  1. These tacos of yours are so good you won't miss the meat and the tempeh lightly fried has great texture and works great in taco form. Maybe you can try healthy recipes that can be found at Medi-health.


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