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Fragrant tempeh with turmeric cashew dressing

  • Author: Samantha Gowing
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8-12 as part of a meal 1x


Serves 8-12 as part of a meal
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Store chill 2 days


Units Scale

2 x 300 gram tempeh
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch salt
Macadamia oil for frying
Fresh lime to serve
Fresh pomegranate kernels to serve


  1. Cut tempeh into 1cm batons.
  2. Combine paprika, turmeric, cayenne pepper and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Toss tempeh through spice mix, rubbing the mix well into the tempeh.
  4. In a large heavy based saucepan or electric wok heat oil over a high heat. Add tempeh a few pieces at
  5. a time so as not to cool the oil as this will increase the cooking time.
  6. Fry each piece until lightly golden – about 8 – 10 minutes. Drain well on paper towels.
  7. Enjoy with a squeeze of fresh lime and pomegranate.


Store: chill 2 days

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Vegan
  • Cuisine: Plant Based

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