Tempeh Taco Salad with Fire-roasted salsa

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The top photo is just the salsa and the second one is the whole salad! I adapted this recipe from one I got from my CSA, Great Country Farms.

In general with ingredients like veggies I don’t always specify amounts because it really depends how much you want to make, whether it’s just for you, or you’re throwing a party, or you have 8 children…and you can also vary the ratios based on your personal tastes.

Salsa:
Tomatoes
Scallions
Chile peppers (if you like it hot, add more, for a milder salsa, use less)
Olive or canola oil
Cilantro, chopped
Apple cider vinegar
Fresh-squeezed lime juice

Brush or spray the veggies with oil and grill them until lightly charred on all sides. Let cool. When cool, chop them up and mix in the cilantro, vinegar & lime juice. Set aside.

Tempeh:
Finely chopped or crumbled tempeh
Chili powder
Chipotle adobo sauce (the kind that comes in the can with the chipotle peppers) (this is spicy so if you’re not big on hot use just a smidge)

Spray a pan with oil & heat up to medium high. Throw in the tempeh. Then add the chili powder & chipotle sauce & mix it all up. Cook for a few minutes until mixed thoroughly and lightly browned.

Salad:
Salad greens (lettuce, spinach, spring mix, whatever you like)
Chopped cucumber
Chopped avocado
black beans
Chopped fruit (I used peach because that’s what I had and it was delish! Mango would also work well.)

Throw the salad ingredients together, top with the tempeh & salsa. Yum!! 🙂

You can also just make the salsa and have with some chips! Or you could do the whole thing and put it all in tacos.

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