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High protein salad

This is a delicious high protein salad with sweet umami tempeh served on top of some fresh greens, sprouts, carrot and avocado served with some fresh sauerkraut

Takes 15 minutes

Serves 2


  • 100 g mixed green leaves
  • 50 g mixed sprouts such as alfalfa and mixed sprouted beans
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 25 g sauerkraut – we used crimson or red cabbage sauerkraut
  • 150 g tempeh
  • 3 tbsp tamari/ soy sauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar or vinegar of choice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp mixed sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger chopped finely


  • First start with the dressing mix together the tamari, vinegar, maple syrup, smoked paprika until well combined.
  • Grate the carrot and remove the avocado from its skin, remove the stone and slice into cubes. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Slice the tempeh into 4 thin pieces.
  • Heat a non stick pan until hot and add 1 tsp of oil, next add the sliced tempeh and fry on both sides until golden this should take 3-4 mins, add the ginger and fry for another minute. Add the dressing and spread it around and turn the tempeh so that both sides are well coated. Add the sesame seeds and remove the pan from the heat.
  • In a large bowl add the washed greens, sprouts, grated carrot juice of 1 lemon and mix well, add the avocado and cherry tomatoes.
  • Carefully place the cooked tempeh on top and mix 2 tbsp of water to the pan and scrap out any remaining sauce along with any pieces of ginger or sesame, this will function as the dressing.
  • Serve with the sauerkraut on the side and enjoy!


Calories: 428kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 23gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 1652mgPotassium: 1445mgFiber: 11gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 7133IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 265mgIron: 6mg
  P r i n t   R e c i p e

Often the idea of a high protein salad doesn’t sound that appealing but by frying up some sweet umami tempeh it add a wonderful grizzle and chew as well as a flavour bomb! Tempeh is originally from Indonesia and if you cant find it tofu will work fine. Tempeh is high in protein so perfect for this high protein salad. Ensure to use any left over sauce in the pan as the dressing for this salad. This makes a great lunch or light dinner. If you do make it ahead of time just ensure the tempeh has cooled fully so it doesnt cook the leaves, and also squeeze juice of 1/2 a lemon on the avocado to prevent it from browning. If you dont have any sauerkraut it is easy to make yourself however replace with some similar acid food such as some picked cucumber or even some capers go lovely

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One response to “High Protein salad”

  1. Stephen says:

    5 stars
    this made a fabulous lunch!

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