California Tempeh Burger

California Tempeh Burger
Staff Writer
California Almonds

A healthier take on the traditional burger, this tempeh creation is best topped with creamy almond yogurt sauce and served on crusty bread.

1
Servings
528
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the burger

  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • One  3-inch square tempeh
  • slices good-quality, crusty white sandwich bread
  • 2  Tablespoons  almond-yogurt sauce (recipe below)
  • 1/4  Cup  shredded carrots
  • 6-8  very thin cucumber slices

For the almond-yogurt sauce

  • 3  Teaspoons  almond butter
  • One  6-ounce container plain soy yogurt
  • 1  Tablespoon  minced cilantro

Directions

For the burger

Heat the olive oil in a small skillet. Fry the tempeh on medium heat, browning on both sides and heating throughout. Meanwhile, spread both slices of the bread with the sauce. Top 1 slice with shredded carrots, cucumber slices, and tempeh; assemble sandwich and serve.

For the almond-yogurt sauce

Place the almond butter in small bowl. Add ½ of the yogurt and whisk until smooth, using a fork. Add the remaining yogurt and whisk again. Stir in the cilantro and serve. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
47%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
79mg
8%
Choline, total
37mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
100µg
25%
Iron, Fe
15mg
83%
Magnesium, Mg
104mg
33%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
269mg
38%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
25µg
45%
Sodium, Na
673mg
45%
Water
26g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Tempeh Shopping Tip

Most supermarkets have a vegetarian/vegan section now. Check out all the different meat-less options that are on the market now.

Tempeh Cooking Tip

The most important thing to remember when cooking vegetarian protein is texture.