Summer Stir Fry with Sweet Potato & Tempeh

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 25 min 2
Summer Stir Fry with Sweet Potato & Tempeh
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1 large potato Sweet potato (scrubbed, chopped)
227 gm Tempeh (tempe)
1 tbsp Soy sauce, tamari
1 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh)
1/2 cup Water
1 1/2 tsp Sesame oil
1 small Yellow onion (minced)
4 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 pepper(s) Serrano pepper (minced)
4 cup Gourmet lettuce mix
1 small Summer squash (chopped)
1/2 cup Cilantro (coriander) (minced)
2 tbsp Soy sauce, tamari
1 tbsp Rice vinegar
1 tbsp Sesame oil
1 dash Cayenne pepper
1 tsp Sriracha (to taste, optional for serving)


1. Steam chopped sweet potato for approximately 10 minutes, until tender. I did this in a colander over a big saucepan of water.

2. Crumble up the tempeh into 1/2 inch pieces and place in a large skillet (I used a cast-iron skillet). Add 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon tamari, and the lime juice. Bring to a boil, cover, and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 5-10 minutes, until most of the liquid is gone.

3. Add the sweet potato to the tempeh, mix, and push to one side of the skillet. Add 1-2 teaspoons of sesame oil on the bare side of the skillet, then add the shallots or onion, garlic, and chili pepper. Sauté for 1-2 minutes over medium high heat. Incorporate with the tempeh and sweet potato, add the squash and greens, and continue to cook over medium-high heat for another 4-5 minutes.

4. Stir in cilantro and/or basil and remove from the heat. In a small bowl, mix together the tamari, brown rice vinegar, sesame oil and cayenne powder. Pour over the stir fry and mix well. Taste the vegetables to see if they are cooked to your liking. Cook for another minute or two, if necessary, otherwise serve immediately.

5. Garnish with additional fresh lime juice, minced cilantro, and garlic chili sauce or sriracha, if desired.



Nutritional Highlights
is high in protein and may also work as a prebiotic which may help to improve digestion!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 466
Calories from fat 209
Calories from saturated fat 40
Total Fat 23.2 g
Saturated Fat 4.5 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 1693 mg
Potassium 1453 mg
Total Carbohydrate 37 g
Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
Sugars 7.3 g
Protein 31 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 1.5
Vegetables 4.8

Energy sources


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