Red Thai Curry with Tempeh and CouscousCourse: Main Dish, One Pot MealCuisine: Thai, Asian, VeganDifficulty: Easy
TEMPEH is a traditional Indonesian food made from soybeans that have been fermented, or broken down by microorganisms. As it is more compact than other soy products, tempeh provides more protein than some other vegetarian alternatives. In 100g tempeh, you have 19g protein.
Furthermore, tempeh is a good source of iron, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. It is also low in carbs and sodium. Tempeh contains probiotics and prebiotics, which may help promote digestive health and potentially reduce inflammation.
200g Tempeh (plain or seasoned)
200g frozen spinach
1 large red bell pepper (about 230g), cut into chunks
1 large red onion, sliced
1 bunch fresh coriander (or parsley if you do not like coriander)
Canned chopped peeled tomato (400g)
10g coconut oil
Red Thai Curry paste
Salt to taste
For the couscous
120g whole grain couscous
120 ml boiling water
Juice of 0.5 lemon
1 tsp dried peppermint
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Mix the couscous with the dry peppermint, salt, lemon juice and olive oil and add the hot water as indicated – put aside to cool down. In case you have no peppermint, use the one from the peppermint tea bags.
- Heat the coconut oil in a nonstick skillet or wok. Add 1 teaspoon red Thai curry paste; let it fry for a few seconds; add the Tempe and fry until golden and set aside;
- Fry onion and bell pepper until both are slightly tender; add the frozen spinach and the can of chopped tomato; add salt to taste; cover and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes.
- Decorate with your chopped coreander leaves and serve with your couscous.
- RED BELL PEPPERS contain the carotene lycopene, which may have a preventative effect against cancer, heart disease and degenerative eye conditions. They are very high in vitamin C. Other vitamins and minerals in bell peppers include vitamin K1, vitamin E, vitamin A, folate, and potassium.
- Tip: Remember, for weight loss you may only add two tablespoons of carbohydrates – approx. 30g (the couscous).