Tempeh Chimichurri with Asparagus


Tempeh Chimichurri with Asparagus

Recipe by Summit Natural Health CentreCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 package tempeh (8 oz.) sliced through length wise, and then each ½ piece cut into fours

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 cup loosely packed chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • ¾ cup vegetable or chicken broth

  • 1 tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)

  • Oil for pan

  • 1 bunch of asparagus


  • Steam tempeh for 10 minutes. While it’s steaming, put all the ingredients EXCEPT the tamari into a blender and blend until relatively smooth.
  • Pour 1/2 a cup of the chimichurri (blender content) into a measuring cup and add the tamari to make the marinade.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of the marinade into a plate. Place the warm tempeh on the plate and pour the 1/2 the marinade over it. Rub in the marinade on top of the tempeh. Let sit for 1/2 hour, flip the tempeh, rub in the rest of the marinade on that side. Let sit for another 1/2 hour.
  • Preheat a large, heavy bottom pan over medium-high heat. Cover the bottom of the pan with vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, place all the tempeh in the pan at once and cook until golden brown. Flip the tempeh (add more oil if necessary) and to brown the other side.
  • Steam asparagus while the tempeh is cooking.
  • To serve, use the remaining chimichurri (without tamari) as a sauce on top of the tempeh and asparagus.