Sunday, March 04, 2018

Tempeh, Broccoli, Cabbage, Avocado & Kiwi Salad 印尼豆豉蔬菜主食沙拉

With salad and grain bowls incorporated into our family meals, there are endless possibilities to switch up the vegetables, grains and proteins.

For choice of meat proteins in our family, it is usually (almost surely) chicken e.g. Steamed Vegetables with Quinoa and Rotisserie Chicken Bowl , Asparagus and Cauliflower with Quinoa and Chicken; and for seafood-based protein, it can be either fish or shrimps e.g. Avocado, Radish, Mixed Veggies and Shrimp Bowl. Other times, it might be as basic as - one egg, like in this Mixed Veggies, Mushrooms and Egg Salad.

Of course, there are also meatless protein options e.g. tofu, tempeh. As my homemade protocol, a meal-salad bowl is made up (at least 50% of the bowl) with mostly vegetables - salad greens always on the bottom, then built up with hardier vegetables (can be steamed or raw) such as broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, green cabbage, red cabbage, zucchini and red onions. Based on the seasons, I also like to add fruits e.g. nectarines and berries during summer, apples during the autumn months; kiwi and oranges in winter.

Tempeh, Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Avocado, Kiwi with Mushrooms 印尼豆豉蔬菜主食沙拉
4oz organic tempeh (Trader Joes organic 3-grain tempeh )
2-3 handfuls of organic salad mix
2 cups of steamed broccoli and/or cauliflower florets, with steamed sliced zucchini
1-2cups julienned cabbage and/or red cabbage
Thinly sliced red onions
1 hard-boiled egg (Note: As part of meal prep., I batch-cook eggs over weekend for a week's supply of hard-boiled eggs)
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 kiwi, sliced
10-12 organic white mushrooms, roasted 400F 30mins

[Dressing]: 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp organic dried oregano, 1tsp organic cider vinegar, 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

Add salad mix to the bottom of the bowl. Then layer up with cooked vegetables, together with cabbages, onions, tempeh, roasted mushrooms, egg, avocado, kiwi. Drizzle dressing over.

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