Tempeh “bacon” bowls with sage-roasted vegetables

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Tempeh “bacon” bowls with sage-roasted vegetables

Tempeh “bacon” bowls with sage-roasted vegetables

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

2 Servings, 780 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

With roasted vegetables, smoky-sweet tempeh, and a cinnamon-scented dressing, this vegan bowl is definitely one you’ll want to curl up with on a chilly night.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • ½ pound tempeh
  • Sunbasket tempeh “bacon” marinade (maple syrup - gluten-free tamari - sweet smoked paprika - cumin - cayenne)
  • 1 organic red onion
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ pound organic Brussels sprouts
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh sage
  • 1 pound organic chopped peeled butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • Sunbasket cinnamon balsamic vinaigrette (maple syrup - EVOO - balsamic vinegar - sherry vinegar - cinnamon)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 780, Total Fat 41g (53% DV), Sat. Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 300mg (13% DV), Total Carb. 85g (31% DV), Fiber 23g (82% DV), Total Sugars 30g (Incl. 11g Added Sugars, 22% DV), Protein 28g
Contains: 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, Sesame.


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

Wash produce before use


Soften and marinate the tempeh

Heat the oven to 425°F.
  • Crumble the tempeh into ¼-inch pieces.
In a large bowl, stir together the tempeh “bacon” marinade and 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil.
In a large frying pan, combine the tempeh and 1 cup [2 cups] water and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain the tempeh, transfer to the bowl with the marinade, and toss to coat. Wipe out the pan.
While the tempeh softens and marinates, prepare the onion.


Pickle the onion

  • Peel and thinly slice the onion. Measure ¼ cup [½ cup] for pickling and set aside the rest for roasting.
In a small bowl, combine the ¼ cup [½ cup] onion and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Let stand, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the rest of the meal.


Roast the vegetables

  • Cut the Brussels sprouts lengthwise into quarters.
  • Strip the sage leaves from the stems and finely chop enough to measure 1 teaspoon [2 tsp]. Finely chop any remaining sage for garnish (or see the Chef’s Tip for a crispier finish).
On a sheet pan [2 sheet pans], drizzle the butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] sage, and remaining onion with 1 to 2 tablespoons oil; season generously with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread in an even layer and roast, stirring halfway through, until the vegetables are tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and season to taste with salt and pepper.
While the vegetables roast, finish the tempeh “bacon” bits.


Cook the tempeh “bacon” bits

In the same pan used to soften the tempeh, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tempeh to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the edges are beginning to brown and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the roasted vegetables to individual bowls, top with the tempeh and cranberries, and drizzle with the cinnamon balsamic vinaigrette. Garnish with the pickled onion and as much of the remaining sage as you like and serve.
Kids Can!
  • Crumble the tempeh.
  • Stir the tempeh “bacon” marinade and oil.
  • Strip the sage leaves.
  • Season the vegetables for roasting.
  • Drizzle the vinaigrette and garnish the bowls.