garlic green beans with tempeh

Tempeh and Green Beans by Nicole Vaudrin, RDN

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Tempeh is fermented soy bean cake with a delightfully chewy texture and slightly nutty flavor. It’s a great vegetarian, protein alternative for those that don’t enjoy the texture of tofu and pairs well with green beans.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

 8 oz block tempeh
 1 ½ tsp low sodium soy sauceor Bragg liquid aminos
 ¼ tsp Celtic sea saltskip if using regular soy sauce
 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
 1 tsp red chili garlic sauce
 2 tbsp olive oil
 4 cups trimmed green beans
 ¼ cup low sodium vegetable broth
 2 garlic clovesminced

1

In a medium bowl, with your hands crumble the block of tempeh.

2

In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, salt, and lemon juice - set aside.

3

In a large wok or skillet, heat oil, over high heat. Add green beans and the broth. Cook 3 minutes, shaking pan and flipping every 30 seconds.

4

Add tempeh and garlic.

5

Cook for 3 minutes, gently flipping every 30 seconds to brown tempeh on all sides.

6

Add sauce and cook 1-2 minutes, shaking often until green beans and tempeh have browned. You want the tempeh brown and the green beans crisp.

Ingredients

 8 oz block tempeh
 1 ½ tsp low sodium soy sauceor Bragg liquid aminos
 ¼ tsp Celtic sea saltskip if using regular soy sauce
 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
 1 tsp red chili garlic sauce
 2 tbsp olive oil
 4 cups trimmed green beans
 ¼ cup low sodium vegetable broth
 2 garlic clovesminced

Directions

1

In a medium bowl, with your hands crumble the block of tempeh.

2

In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, salt, and lemon juice - set aside.

3

In a large wok or skillet, heat oil, over high heat. Add green beans and the broth. Cook 3 minutes, shaking pan and flipping every 30 seconds.

4

Add tempeh and garlic.

5

Cook for 3 minutes, gently flipping every 30 seconds to brown tempeh on all sides.

6

Add sauce and cook 1-2 minutes, shaking often until green beans and tempeh have browned. You want the tempeh brown and the green beans crisp.

Tempeh and Green Beans by Nicole Vaudrin, RDN