Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

A quick and easy flavour-packed tempeh stir fry that’s great for brunch, lunch or dinner depending on what you serve it with. With a medley of fresh vegetables, protein-rich tempeh pieces and lots of warming harissa flavours, this meal is vegan, gluten-free and healthy.

I am really enjoying tempeh more than even at the moment (in large part thanks to my friend who co-founded a British-based tempeh company which sells the best tempeh, Better Nature). It is so versatile and has a mellow flavour meaning you can add it to pretty much any meal to add a boost of protein, fibre and texture. You can find tempeh in a few different forms, the most common is in blocks but also in rounds, rashers, crumbled mince or small chunks. They are all great and you can use any kind for this recipe.

Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

To make this Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry I use crumbled tempeh or simply crumble it up between your fingers to absorb more flavour and to cook more quickly, too. Add to a hot pan with lots of lovely vegetables along with the harissa paste. Harissa is another ingredient that I could not live without. I use it in lots of curries, stews and breakfast shakshuka recipes – or simply rub it into vegetables and roast them for really flavoursome veggies. My favourite is rose harissa, but you can use any type of harissa paste here, just check how fiery yours is as they vary in heat.

Another variable in this Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry is the vegetables. I’ve used my favourite ones here but be creative and use what you have in your fridge. Start off with a shallot or onion and some garlic and then add in your favourites, chopped fairly small. I went for courgette, bell pepper, broccoli (remember you can eat the stalk as well as the florets!), some mushrooms and tomatoes. You could try adding aubergine, cauliflower, squash or sweet potato cubes, too.

Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

Allow the Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry to simmer and cook for only 5-10 minutes and that’s it! I’ve served it with a really simple Dijon mustard dressed massaged kale, some sauerkraut and some hazelnut dukkha – or add on some mixed seeds. I’m a huge advocate for adding on some crunch to your meals – it takes them to the next level. Dukkha is a favourite of mine, but mixed seeds or nuts also work so well.

To make this Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry meal-worthy, serve with your favourite cooked grain or chunky bread. I also love it with homemade flatbreads or roasted sweet potatoes too.

I hope you will love this fresh, vibrant and wholesome Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry. It is packed with an array of tender vegetables, hearty chunks of tempeh and lots of fresh greens. It is warmingly flavoured with harissa paste and makes a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner option ready in 20 minutes.

If you are looking for more quick and healthy savoury options, how about my Sweetcorn and Red Pepper Fritters, Tempeh marinara with Rice or Garlic Lemon Sweet Potato Noodles with Pine Nut Parmesan.

Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick and easy flavour-packed tempeh stir fry that’s great for brunch, lunch or dinner depending on what you serve it with. With a medley of fresh vegetables, protein-rich tempeh pieces and lots of warming harissa flavours, this meal is vegan, gluten-free and healthy.

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot or small onion, small dice
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, bashed and sliced
  • 1 small courgette, in ¼ moons
  • 1 bell pepper, small dice
  • 100g broccoli, stalks and florets, chopped
  • 8 chestnut mushrooms, in ¼
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 170-200g tempeh, crumbled
  • 2 tsp harissa paste
  • 2-4 tbsp sauerkraut
  • For the kale
  • 80g kale, de-stemmed and shredded roughly
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider or white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Salt and black pepper
  • To serve: toast or cooked grain e.g. rice, couscous or quinoa, dukkha or mixed seeds

Directions


1. Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan and add the onion and garlic. Fry for 5 minutes to soften before adding in the courgette, pepper, broccoli and mushrooms. Fry for another 5 minutes.
2. Crumble the tempeh with your hands, to resemble a mince and add to the frying pan with the tomatoes and harissa paste. Stir fry over a medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are tender with some bite. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Meanwhile, add the kale to a large bowl. Add the following Dijon mustard, oil, lemon juice, vinegar and syrup to a small sealed jar and shake to combine – or still together. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the kale and massage with your hands for 1 minute to wilt the leaves.
4. Serve the massaged kale alongside the harissa tempeh stir fry with your choice of grain. Top the tempeh with the sauerkraut and a sprinkling of dukkha or mixed seeds.
Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

I look forward to hearing what you think of this Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry – please let me know in the comments below. if you make it, let me know, too – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With tempeh stir fry love x

 

3 thoughts on “Harissa Tempeh Stir Fry

  1. sophiedxx says:

    Such a awesome savoury recipe Amy and yay Better Nature company Tempah looks insane. Yay go Elin (Anna’s sis). I so want to try Tempah but I haven’t had it before and is it Soya based? Above stir fry looks delicious 😋 for sure I and all of my favourite veggies. What is sukeret? Happy Sunday and have a great week, splendid photography as always! 😀🌱😋👍💖Send me some I am drooling as always 🥕🥦Love sweet potato, tenderstem brocolli and peppers
    Saved to my WordPress saved collection xxxx Hope to see you soon and such shame that Vegan life live at Alexandra palace got cancelled this weekend. But for a good reason. Hope you all are ok with the c virus going

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  2. sophiedxx says:

    Splendid photography as always Amy my great friend. Wish my food and lifestyle page was as good as yours. Lol 😂 I am such a beginner cook though xxxx

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