Buffalo Tempeh Caesar Salad
 
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A delicious and healthy vegan Buffalo Tempeh Caesar Salad recipe that comes together super quick for a satisfying meal.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: Serves 2
Ingredients
Buffalo Tempeh
  • ½ package of organic Tempeh
  • 3-5 tablespoons Franks Red Hot Sauce
Salad
  • 1 Head of lettuce
  • ⅓ cucumber
  • hemp seeds
Spiced Garlic Croutons
  • 2 cups worth of artisan bread odds & ends
  • 2 tablespoons of organic extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp steak spice OR 1 tsp blend of onion powder, paprika, chili powder, black pepper, sea salt
Ceaser Dressing
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1.5 tablespoon vegan Just Mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoon water (as needed)
Instructions
Buffalo Tempeh
  1. Cut the tempeh into ¼ inch strips, and pan fry with a little bit of olive oil on medium heat. A cast iron pan works great to get nicely browned pieces.
  2. Turn each piece with a fork so they get browned evenly, approximately 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Add Buffalo Sauce to each side and cook 3 minutes more on each side. Remove from heat.
Salad
  1. Wash and dry 1 head of lettuce, tear up into bite size pieces into a large bowl.
  2. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and then into ¼ inch slices.
Croutons
  1. Roughly cube the bread ends and place in a large mixing bowl
  2. Drizzle in the olive oil and spice blend
  3. Mix by hand to evenly coat the bread cubes
  4. Arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet
  5. Under a watchful eye, place in the oven on broil with the door slightly ajar, stirring frequently until golden brown on most sides
Ceaser Dressing
  1. In a small bowl or glass, use a fork to mix together the dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, mayo, and salt and pepper. The mustard will help the dressing emulsify.
  2. Add the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time, combining ingredients before adding the next tablespoon.
  3. Add 1-2 teaspoons of water as necessary if the consistency is too thick.
  4. Dress the salad at the last minute.
Recipe by Sails & Spices at http://www.sailsandspices.com/spicy-buffalo-tempeh-caesar-salad/