Very Versatile Mashed Tempeh

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes


2 people


1/2 cup arame
8 ounces tempeh
1/2 small onion, finely diced
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup finely chopped celery, 1 or 2 stalks
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon ginger juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Sea salt to taste


1.     Rinse arame and soak for 2 minutes.

2.     Place tempeh, onion and arame in a pot.

3.     Add water and bring to boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 30minutes, stirring occasionally.

4.     When done cooking drain any excess water through a strainer andtransfer to a mixing bowl.

5.     Mash with fork.

6.     Add celery, tahini, ginger juice and lemon juice.

7.     Mix well and add salt to taste.


·        For an extra kick, add 1/2 a diced pear and a few splashes of umeboshi vinegar.

·        Use the mashed tempeh to make a sandwich on whole grain bread oruse as a filling for a wrap by putting a scoop inside a collard leaf or sheet of nori and rolling it up.