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Tempeh with Papaya Relish

The papaya relish is also delicious with sautéed seitan, tofu, or even veggie burgers.

Serves: 4

Serves 4

What you need:

  • 1 8-ounce package tempeh, cut into thin slices
  • 1 ripe papaya, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallion, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

What you do:

  1. Cook the tempeh in a saucepan of simmering water for 30 minutes. While the tempeh cooks, prepare the relish.
  2. In a bowl, combine the papaya, bell pepper, scallion, cilantro, ginger and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Drain the tempeh and pat it dry. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the tempeh and cook until browned on both sides. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with the papaya relish.