Smoky tempeh nachos with cucumber-grape salsa and chipotle-cashew sauce

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Smoky tempeh nachos with cucumber-grape salsa and chipotle-cashew sauce

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Mediterranean, Vegan, Spicy, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 720 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

Piled high with crisp tortilla chips, pickled jalapeños, chunky salsa, and “cheesy” chipotle-cashew sauce, these smoky tempeh nachos will rock your world. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • ½ pound organic flax tempeh
  • 1 organic cucumber
  • 3 ounces organic red or other grapes
  • 1 organic red onion
  • 1 organic lime
  • Sunbasket smoky chili spice blend (chili powder - coriander - cumin - sweet smoked paprika - granulated garlic)
  • Sunbasket chipotle-cashew sauce base (water - cashews - chipotle chiles in gluten-free adobo - nutritional yeast - kosher salt - garlic - cumin - chili powder)
  • Tortilla chips
  • 3 tablespoons pickled jalapeños (optional)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 720, Total Fat 38g (49% DV), Sat. Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 490mg (21% DV), Total Carb. 67g (24% DV), Fiber 16g (57% DV), Total Sugars 9g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 32g
Contains: Tree Nuts (cashew), Soybeans

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Start the tempeh

  • Crumble the tempeh into ¼-inch pieces. 

In a large frying pan, combine the tempeh and 1 cup [2 cups] water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain the tempeh, transfer to a plate, and pat dry with a paper towel. Wipe the pan dry. While the tempeh is cooking, prepare the salsa.

2

Make the cucumber-grape salsa

  • Peel the cucumber, if desired; cut the cucumber into ¼-inch pieces.
  • Remove any stems from the grapes; cut the grapes into quarters.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion. Set aside all except ¼ cup [½ cup] onion for finishing the tempeh.
  • Juice the lime. 

In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber, grapes, ¼ cup [½ cup] onion, and 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] lime juice. Season generously to taste with salt and pepper and more lime juice, if desired. Let stand, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the rest of the meal.

3

Cook the onion; crisp the tempeh

In the same pan used to soften the tempeh, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Stir in the remaining onion and cook until starting to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. 

Add the tempeh, season generously with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the smoky chili spice blend and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and the tempeh is crisp and well browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. While the tempeh is cooking, prepare the chipotle-cashew sauce.

4

Finish the chipotle-cashew sauce

In a small bowl, stir together the chipotle-cashew sauce base and 1 to 2 tablespoons very hot water. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve

On a large plate or 2 individual plates, spread the tortilla chips in a single layer. Top with the tempeh and as many pickled jalapeños as you like. Spoon the chipotle-cashew sauce and cucumber-grape salsa over the nachos and serve.

Kids Can!
  • Crumble the tempeh.
  • Measure the water for the tempeh. 
  • Remove any stems from the grapes.
  • Measure the onion.
  • Spoon the salsa over the nachos.