Rating: 4.73 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
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Here we toss tempeh with a honey-sesame sauce and serve it over quinoa and shredded carrots for a satisfying vegetarian meal. Serve with sesame breadsticks.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2010

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Ingredients

Quinoa & Carrot Slaw
Sesame-Honey Tempeh

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare quinoa: Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer, cover and cook until the water is absorbed, 10 to 14 minutes. Uncover and let stand.

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  • To prepare carrot slaw: Meanwhile, combine carrots, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon soy sauce in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • To prepare tempeh: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tempeh and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, 7 to 9 minutes.

  • Combine honey, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to the pan and cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened and coats the tempeh, about 1 minute.

  • Divide the quinoa among 4 bowls and top each with 1/2 cup carrot slaw and 3/4 cup tempeh mixture. Sprinkle with scallions.

Tips

Tip: To toast sesame seeds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Ingredient Note: Look for tempeh near refrigerated tofu in natural-foods stores and many large supermarkets.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

536 calories; protein 27.8g; carbohydrates 52.8g; dietary fiber 4.6g; sugars 17.3g; fat 26.8g; saturated fat 4.5g; vitamin a iu 9100.9IU; vitamin c 4.7mg; folate 105.6mcg; calcium 214.5mg; iron 5.8mg; magnesium 185.2mg; potassium 899.2mg; sodium 587.6mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 13g.
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Reviews (8)

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Even the kids devoured it! We're going to make this again and again and again.... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2012
Probably My Favorite Recipe from this website so far My boyfriend and I made this dish tonight for dinner and it was easy to cook and very tasty & filling. Will definitely make again. Oh and I made no substitutions except I ran out of sesame oil so I used some tahini (sesame paste) I had on hand. Seriously try this recipe guys! Pros: SUPER delicious easy to make very healthy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
it was tasty and reheated well Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2013
Post Workout Protein Bomb Loved this recipe! I had a tough weightlifting workout tonight and needed a protein bomb to rebuild my muscle. I had planned to prepare according to recipe but at 930 at night the prospect of preparing quinoa didn't sound fun. Instead I put the carrot slaw and tempeh over a microwaveable dish of thai jasmine rice. Prep time was well under 30 minutes and it tasted DELICIOUS! Pros: quick delicious Cons: quinoa takes a long time sub with something else Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2014
Delish Stuck to the exact recipe. Delicious easy...and even my carnivorous fiance liked it! Definitely a new favorite. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was GREAT and so high protein. I made it exactly as written. Well worth the calories and very filling. I actually think as another commenter noted it would do well as six servings instead of four. I almost couldn't finish mine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Very quick easy and yummy! I'm glad i didn't read the nutritional information until after I ate it or I might have been deterred by the calories and carbohydrates...but more satisfying than a quick bowl of pasta so I will likely make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I cooked this for dinner tonight and it was great and even better after adding some hot chile sauce. It was the first time I had tempeh and I absolutely loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2012
Great meatless twist on classic rice bowl I mixed with 1 tsp of soy sauce and 1 tsp of rice vinegar with 1.5 tbsp of honey and poured over the crumbled tempeh and marinated it for a couple of hours. Then I used 1 tbsp of honey for the tempeh sauce. This came out so great. I've had this recipe in my account for so long and finally decided to try it and so glad I did. Definitely a keeper. Read More