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Grilled Tempeh Caesar Salad

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

This Grilled Tempeh Caesar Salad is a gluten-free, vegan version of the classic recipe. It isn’t a real Caesar salad, no eggs or anchovies are used. Silken tofu and capers make a creamy, tangy vinaigrette...

Tempeh comes in many grain and seed combos. The one used for this salad is made with flax seeds to get that extra boost of omega-3s. For those who have Celiac disease, there are certified gluten-free varieties of tempeh. See Chef Tips for more information on how to safely handle and eat tempeh.


  • 18 ounce block pasteurized flaxseed tempeh (See Chef Tips)
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup silken tofu
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


250 cals


18 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

4 g

Monounsaturated Fat

9 g


13 g


3 g


5 g


15 g


677 mg


  1. Heat up a cast-iron grilling skillet on the broiler.
  2. Grill or broil the block of tempeh until it is browned all over. When cool enough to handle, cut diagonally into ¼-inch-thick slices. Set aside.
  3. Wash the lettuce well and tear into bite-sized pieces.
  4. For dressing, combine all the dressing ingredients except the salt and pepper in a blender. Blend. Taste for seasoning.
  5. Put the dressing into the bottom of a large salad bowl. Add the tempeh and turn gently to coat. Pile the lettuce on top. Toss when ready to eat.

Chef Tips

When purchasing tempeh be sure that is has been pasteurized. Raw tempeh should be cooked for at least 20 minutes in boiling water, then proceed with any recipe. Treat raw tempeh as raw meats to prevent cross contamination. Wash cutting boards, knives and hands after handling raw tempeh. Opened tempeh should always smell mushroom-like or yeasty

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