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Vegan Lunch Recipes: Asian Inspired Tempeh Bowl


Vegan Lunch Recipes: Asian Inspired Tempeh Bowl
This light and fresh double protein bowl is the perfect combo of raw and cooked foods and makes an awesome lunch. It is the ideal midday pick-me-up that will leave you feeling satisfied and re-energized.

I love to cook grains in bulk on Sunday and then use them to create quick meals all week. By cooking healthy whole grains ahead of time, you are setting yourself up for success. You can combine brown rice, quinoa, millet (or your favorite grain) with proteins and veggies all week for a satisfying lunch that won’t take you too long to prepare before you head out the door!

Asian Inspired Tempeh Bowl


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 05 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame beans
  • 1 radish
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 lime
  • 4 oz or 1/3 block tempeh
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • for garnish cilantro


1. Chop tempeh into 1/4 inch-wide strips, as shown in photo.
2. Combine soy sauce, maple syrup, and sriracha in a bowl and add chopped tempeh. Allow tempeh to marinate for 5-10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, heat edamame beans.
4. Chop radish, carrot, and lime.
5. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook tempeh until it is nicely browned. (About 2-3 minutes on each side.)
6. Layer bowl: rice on the bottom, topped with edamame, add veggies and tempeh around the side. Pour any leftover marinade over the rice. Top with more sriracha and fresh cilantro.

Also by Christina: Vegan Chickpea Bruschetta

Spicy Warm Lentil Salad

More vegan lunch recipes: GF Vegan Chickpea Artichoke Mediterranean Wrap

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Photo: Christina Ramirez

Christina Ramirez

Christina Ramirez

Blogger at The Vegan Nugget
Christina credits adopting the vegan lifestyle as the single most profound shift in her life. She went on Weight Watchers for the first time in 7th grade; she struggled with eating habits and weight issues until college, when she finally decided to take her health seriously. Veganism has helped Christina maintain a healthy body weight and achieve peace with her body. She believes veganism is what led her to become the energetic, go-getter, healthy, holistic person. Follow Christina on Pinterest @vegannugget and Instagram @christinaramireznyc.
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