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Tempeh tacos are made from Baja citrus-marinated tempeh, grilled to perfection and topped with fresh pineapple salsa, live lettuce and cool slices of avocados.
Baja Citrus Marinade
I used Corona Beer
juiced and the zest of the orange
red wine vinegar
minced white onion
deseeded, deveined and diced
diced fresh pineapple
Flour or corn tortillas
head live lettuce
or lettuce of choice
cut into 2 pieces, boiled, then marinated overnight
BAJA CITRUS MARINADE/PREPARING TEMPEH
Combine all ingredients in a measuring cup and whisk together.
Remove tempeh from the package and cut it into 2 pieces.
Place both pieces of tempeh into a medium-sized pan and cover with water.
Bring to a boil, and boil for 10 minutes.
Drain tempeh and place half the marinade in a refrigerator safe container.
Add half the marinade to the base of the container.
Then, add both pieces of tempeh and cover with the remaining marinade.
Refrigerate overnight, allowing tempeh to absorb the flavors of the marinade.
PREPARE THE PINEAPPLE SALSA
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and stir.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat the grill to 400 degrees
It is all about cooking it low and slow.
Use a grilling mat, or directly on the grill, place a single layer of marinated tempeh on the grill.
Reserve the Baja citrus marinade in the container.
Cook 8 minutes on each side, using a spatula to flip pieces.
Put tempeh back into the container for an extra coating of citrus Baja marinade.
Slice the tempeh into thin strips for the tempeh tacos (wait until cooled)
Heating the tortillas
The tortillas can be warmed on the stove in a skillet on medium-low heat.
For quick and easy warming, place tortillas, wrapped in aluminum foil, in a 300-degree oven for 15 minutes.
constructing tempeh tacos
Place a warm tortilla on a flat surface, place a lettuce layer, and a few slices of grilled tempeh.
Add a generous amount of pineapple salsa.
Now, add a couple of thin slices of avocado.
Serve with Mexican rice, black beans,
vegan sour cream, or
Coleslaw with Avocado and Cilantro
with Avocado and Cilantro.
In my opinion, simple ingredients sometimes make the best and most flavorful meals. For example, tempeh tacos' simplicity is why they taste so good.
Tortillas of choice (corn or flour)
Live lettuce, or lettuce of choice
Baja Citrus Marinated Tempeh