Friday, April 15, 2011

Maple Glazed Tempeh (TLT) Wrap

This TLT wrap is just delicious!  I think that this is the best wrap/sandwich I've ever made!  You can purchase marinated smoked tempeh strips, but I find them to be too salty and overpowering.   And it's so easy to make your own marinated tempeh and less expensive too!

Maple Marinade/Glaze:

1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup organic soy sauce
1/2 tsp pimenton (smoked paprika)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp mustard powder
2 tbsp filtered water

  • Whisk all ingredients in a bowl and set aside. 
Ranch Dressing:

1/2 cup Vegenaise
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp vegan worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp minced parsley
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

  • Whisk all ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Wrap Ingredients:

1 8oz package of organic 3-grain tempeh
2 cups romaine lettuce, finely chopped
3 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed, finely chopped
Whole wheat lavash or pita
1-2 tsp canola oil
Salt and pepper

  • Remove tempeh from the package and slice in in half.  Place in a steamer basket and steam covered for 20 minutes.  Remove from pan and let cool before cutting into 1/8" strips.
  • Place tempeh strips in a rectangular baking dish and cover with marinade.  Let marinate for about an hour turning to coat all sides.
  • Remove from marinade and pat dry on a paper towel.  Save marinade.
  • Heat non-stick saute pan on medium heat and coat lightly with canola oil.
  • Fry tempeh strips until golden brown and slightly crunchy about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Pour remaining marinade into a small sauce pan and reduce until it coats the back of a spoon.
  • Coat the entire sheet of lavash with 1-2 tbsp ranch dressing.
  • Place 6-8 strips of tempeh length wise on the bottom of the wrap.
  • Cover with chopped romaine and tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Fold up lavash like a burrito and slice in half on a bias.
  • Mix 2 tbsp maple glaze and 2 tbsp ranch dressing together in a bowl and drizzle over wrap.
  • Serve with a mixed greens salad and enjoy!

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