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Tempeh Sandwich Spread

I always have at least one package of tempeh on hand in my frig (freezes well, too). The brand I purchase most often is by Lightlife, which comes in many varieties and is in my regular grocery store. However, if you have a local food co-op, check to see what they sell, too.

  • 8 ounce tempeh
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp.tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari (soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric or curry powder
  • 1/2 cup black olives, minced (don't skimp here; use pitted kalamata olives for best flavor)
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion, both white and green parts
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots



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Tempeh Sandwich Spread (cont.)


  • Steam tempeh for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cool and then mash with a fork in a medium bowl.
  • Add water, tamari, tahini, and spices to the mashed tempeh and then thoroughly mix with a fork or your hands (washed of course!).
  • Mix in olives, onion, and carrots with a fork.
  • Cool before serving.

If desired shape into a ball and roll in minced fresh parsley or finely chopped nuts.

If used as a sandwich spread, makes filling for 4 generous sandwiches. Serve on some type of whole grain bread (I like mine toasted) with fresh tomatoes and lettuce, fresh fruit, a few baked chips, and a good pickle.