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A glass dish with tempeh salad, including tempeh, black beans, lettuce tomatoes, and lime. Salsa, tempeh, and chips on the table on the side.
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Tempeh Taco Salad Meal Prep Bowls

These tempeh taco salad meal prep bowls are an easy on-the-go option for lunch or quick dinner. The combo of protein-packed tempeh taco meat, black beans and veggies makes for a delicious and satisfying plant-based meal. Vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 3 bowls
Calories: 363kcal


Tempeh Taco Meat

  • 8 oz package of Lightlife tempeh any variety
  • 1 Tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder garlic powder, paprika, oregano, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Meal Prep Bowls

  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 lime segmented into three pieces
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • fresh salsa hot sauce and tortilla chips for serving


  • Take tempeh out of the package and use your hands to crumble it into a bowl. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Once hot add crumbled tempeh and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add spices, tomato sauce and water into the skillet and toss to combine. Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove tempeh from stove and let cool.
  • While tempeh is cooking toss together the tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and sea salt in a small bowl.
  • Grab three meal prep containers and add the following ingredients to each: 2 cups romaine lettuce, 1/3 of the tomato and onion mixture, 1/2 cup tempeh, 1/4 cup black beans, one lime slice. You can add the avocado at this time, but it will likely turn brown so I recommend adding it right before you enjoy the bowl.
  • Serve salad bowls with fresh salsa and hot sauce as the dressing and tortillas chips on the side.


Serving: 1bowl (without chips) | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 7g