Tempeh No-Chicken Salad Stuffed Pitas

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These delicious tempeh no-chicken salad stuffed pitas are very simple to make and they're so delicious. Partly because I added red grapes to the mix, and everything is better with grapes. Enjoy the video, pdf and recipe below!

 

TEMPEH NO-CHICKEN SALAD STUFFED PITAS

Yield: 6 small pita sandwiches ⎮ Prep time: 10 minutes ⎮ Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 package tempeh

2 celery ribs, finely chopped

1 large green onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

3/4 cup red seedless grapes, halved

6 small whole wheat pita pockets

 

For the dressing:

1/3 cup eggless mayonnaise

2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)

4 tablespoons non-dairy milk (unsweetened)

1 1/2teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

A few cracks of pepper

 

Directions

  1. Cut the tempeh into slices, and then each slice into smaller squares.
  2. Steam the pieces in a steamer basket over boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the pieces and place them in a bowl.
  3. To make the dressing whisk all the ingredients together in a smaller bowl.
  4. Add the celery, green onion, walnuts, chives and grapes to the bowl that has the tempeh, toss well and pour the dressing on top. Toss everything until well coated with the dressing.
  5. If you have time to chill the no-chicken salad for a bit it really makes the flavors come together, otherwise continue to assemble your pitas.

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