Tempeh Superfood Burger

4

PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

15 min

Serves

4

Tempeh Superfood Burger

Photo, Erik Putz.

Tempeh is a dense fermented-soy cake that has a firm, pleasantly chewy texture. Look for it in the refrigerated natural foods section of the grocery store.


Ingredients

  • 250-g pkg tempeh
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns , toasted
  • 1/2 cup homemade kale-wanut pesto , (recipe link below)
  • 1/2 cup homemade beet ketchup , (recipe link below)
  • 1/2 cup homemade pickled carrots , (recipe link below)
  • 1/4 cup kale chips
  • 4 radishes , thinly sliced

Instructions

  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium.
  • SLICE tempeh horizontally into 2 flat pieces, then cut each piece in half forming 4 rectangles. Brush both sides with oil. Sprinkle with salt. Season with fresh pepper.
  • OIL grill and barbecue tempeh, flipping halfway through, until grill marks form, 3 to 4 min per side. Serve on toasted buns with Kale-Walnut Pesto, Beet-chup, Pickled Carrots, Kale Chips and radishes.

Nutrition fact

Tempeh is slightly higher in calories than tofu but is less processed and has more protein and fibre.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 433,
  • Protein
  • 20 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44 g,
  • Fat
  • 23 g,
  • Fibre
  • 7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 674 mg.

Serve tempeh burger without the soy sauce-based beet-chup to make it vegetarian.