At least once a week I’ll have a tempeh burger. Delightfully easy and decidedly delicious, this is one of my standard lunches – especially when I’m working from home and I’m busy! It’s very satisfying, meeting my every need – lots of salad, a little bread or toast, some tempeh and a divine sauce. This is the ultimate Tempeh Burger!

Makes: 4 serves
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 250g block unpasteurized tempeh*
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil, for sautéing
  • 2-4 tablespoons tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 8 slices bread of your choice, toasted or fresh
  • 1 medium avocado, quartered
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 medium beetroot, grated
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 cos lettuce leaves

Quick peanut satay

Directions:

  1. Cut tempeh block in half, then slice each half to make 4 thin flat slabs. Heat the oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat and add the tempeh.
  2. Fry each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Add tamari, turning slices to ensure both sides are coated in the saltiness.
  3. Transfer tempeh to a heatproof plate until ready to assemble the burger.

Quick peanut satay

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Spoon sauce into a small bowl or jar and set aside until ready to serve.

Keeps in a jar with a lid in the fridge for 5-7 days.

To assemble

  1. Place bread or toast on a flat work surface. Spread 4 slices with one-quarter of the avocado each and the remaining 4 slices with a generous spoonful of peanut sauce each.
  2. Top the avocado with a pile of carrot, then a generous serving of beetroot. Add 2-3 tomato slices next, followed by one piece of the tempeh and 3-4 lettuce leaves.
  3. Finish the sandwich with the bread or toast spread with the peanut sauce.
  4. Repeat with the remaining 3 burgers! Eat with two hands!

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Anthea Amore, Organic Passion Catering

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