Thai Tempeh Nourish Bowl

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4.9 from 14 reviews

A super flavorful and seriously satisfying Thai Tempeh Nourish Bowl, packed with nutritious foods and drizzled with a simple cashew curry sauce. Great for meal prep, vegan and gluten-free friendly.


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  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or tamari/soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 8 ounce package tempeh

For the Bowl

  • 1/2 cup uncooked freekeh (or quinoa, wild rice)
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 small sweet potato, chopped and roasted
  • 1 small avocado, pitted, fleshed and chopped

Cashew Curry Sauce


Prepare the tempeh

  • Chop tempeh into cubes and let marinate in mixture of 2 tablespoons coconut aminos, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and 1 tablespoon rice vinegar for about 10 minutes. Cook tempeh in medium frying pan on medium heat for about 10 minutes, until golden and crispy; set aside.

Cook the freekeh (or choice of grain)

  • While tempeh is marinating, start the freekeh by placing 1/2 cup freekeh and 1.5 cups of water in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, until water has evaporated.

Make the curry sauce

  • To make the sauce, add cashew butter, coconut milk, coconut aminos (or tamari/soy sauce), rice vinegar, and red curry paste in a small bowl and whisk vigorously until combined.

Assemble the Bowls

  • In a medium serving bowl, add mixed greens, cooked tempeh and freekeh, layer in veggies, and top with curry sauce. This bowl is best eaten fresh, but leftovers will keep in fridge for a couple days.


Nutrition does not include cashew curry sauce


Keywords: macro bowl, buddha bowl, ways to use tempeh