Buffalo Tempeh Salad

Buffalo Tempeh Salad

First, what is Tempeh?
- Tempeh is a plant based protein made from fermented soy beans. For best taste, steam & marinate it before cooking. It soaks up any flavor you give it. For this recipe, we used Buffalo sauce for the marinade.

Now, onto the salad 🥗 To make this a filling meal (instead of just veggies), we added Chickpeas and Quinoa. Aside from flavor, these both add even more protein, fiber & important minerals. We then topped it off with a delicious Spicy Cashew Dressing that brought it all together.

This meal is easy & delicious, definitely one of our go-to’s when we want some fresh veggies & lots of flavor! Here's the full recipe:

Buffalo Tempeh Salad

Makes 2 servings


  • 6-8 cups Mixed Greens
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked Quinoa
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package Tempeh
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Creamy dressing (we chose a spicy cashew, but Ranch would work too)


1. Open the tempeh package and slice into strips. Steam the tempeh for 10 minutes in a steamer basket on the stove.

2. Marinate the tempeh strips in Buffalo sauce for a few hours or overnight.

3. Cook the marinated tempeh in a pan over medium heat, browning on both sides.

4. Add greens, sliced cucumbers & cherry tomatoes in two large bowls. Divide the quinoa and chickpeas among each bowl.

5. Top with the cooked tempeh and dressing. Enjoy!