Scrambled Tempeh and Watercress

Scrambled Tempeh

Are you a vegan and want to try a new recipe using tempeh? You are in luck!  Read on to learn how to make this delicious tempeh recipe. It’s flexible and works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This recipe is super quick, easy and affordable.

Tempeh is one of my favorite plant-based protein sources. It’s type of flavorful, fermented soy beans and it’s very filling.  I usually use one tempeh package to serve 2 people. My local Trader’s Joe sell tempeh for around $1.99 and it’s organic!

For this recipe, I use coconut and hemp oil to stir fry tempeh and vegetables. Coconut oil, unlike other vegetable oils is very stable when heated and does not create toxic byproducts. So it is a much better choice for stir fry. Don’t forget to break apart the tempeh with your hands before cooking. This recipe has little preparation because the tempeh package I purchased from the store is pre cooked. So please adjust your time according to the packaging.

Watercress is about as healthy a vegetable on Earth.  In-fact, the superfood sets the bar (scores 100) in this article by the Washington Post which ranks powerhouse fruits and veggies:

The benefits are too long to list, I wish I had been eating this vegetable my whole life!

Hope you will like this scrambled tempeh watercress recipe. Enjoy:

watercress salad. The Chinese watercress has a darker green color and crisper stem. Watercress is about as healthy a vegetable on Earth. In-fact, the superfood sets the bar (scores 100) in this article by the Washington Post which ranks powerhouse fruits and veggies. Watercress is the latest wonder food in battle against aging
Scrambled Tempeh with Watercress
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 pack of Tempeh
  • 2 cups of Watercress/Kale/Spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon of Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Hemp Seed Oil
  • 1/2 Cup of Slice Onion
  • 1 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon of Ground Turmeric
  • 1/4 Cup of Vegetable Broth
  • Salt/Pepper according to your taste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Curry Powder
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan.
  2. Add onion and garlic, cook until they turn yellow and add broken tempeh.
  3. Cook for about 2 minutes and add vegetable broth, turmeric, curry powder.
  4. Cook for another 2 minutes before you add watercress/kale/spinach
  5. Cook for one minute and Drizzle with Hemp Oil ( you can skip this one if you like)
  6. and you're done.


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  • Reply
    Meg @ Noming thru Life
    Aug 30, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    This looks like the perfect meal to wake up to. I really need to play around with tempeh more and I think I know what to make/try next 😉

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    Aug 31, 2015 at 1:21 am

    I think this is a very interesting combination! I like using greens in egg omelets sometimes and find it adds a little flavor and crunch.

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    Aug 31, 2015 at 1:23 am

    I’m so hungry right now. This looks so good. I have to make this tomorrow.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Aug 31, 2015 at 2:40 am

    So I feel embarrassed that I don’t even kno=w what tempeh is lol. Thanks to Google, now I know. That looks so delicious!

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      Aug 31, 2015 at 6:18 am

      Pretty similar to Tofu 🙂 perfect for stir fry and curry

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    Aug 31, 2015 at 4:47 am

    I have to try this Tempeh thing. I have been looking for alternative protein sources and this may just be it. Wish me luck in my journey of finding tempeh.

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      Aug 31, 2015 at 6:17 am

      Most asian markets carry tempeh. You can also find tempeh at Trader’s Joe, Wholefoods or Jimbos.

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    Aug 31, 2015 at 9:28 am

    What a great way to start the day. It sounds delicious to me.

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    Catherine S
    Aug 31, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    This sound good I have not heard of Tempeh until now. I would like to try it sometime. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Coach Donna L Ward
    Aug 31, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I’ve never tried tempeh and didn’t know that Watercress was that healthy! I would love this recipe, I can tell – I’ll have to see if I can find these items and have some fun tastes to try out! Thank you 🙂

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    tara pittman
    Sep 16, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I have never tried tempeh. I have tried tofu and love that, this looks so yummy

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    Melodi Steinberg
    Sep 16, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Looks incredibly healthy. Is there a lot of prtoein in Tempeh?

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    Sep 17, 2015 at 12:17 am

    I have never try Tempeh or watercress…your recipe looks doable must try this health meal.

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    Karlyn Cruz
    Sep 17, 2015 at 1:02 am

    This is definitely new to me! I am curious enough, though, to give it a taste test.

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    Shannon P
    Sep 17, 2015 at 2:49 am

    Yum! I love watercress in my stir fry, but I’ve never tried it like this before!

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    Lisa Nolan
    Sep 18, 2015 at 12:53 am

    How yummy is this! I need a new healthy recipe! I love watercress, and tempeh is so good for you!

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