Pizza-Flavored Tempeh Chips

May 10, 2012 at 6:30 am 5 comments

Happy Thursday! We are getting closer and closer to the weekend…I hope the sunshine and warmer weather is bringing a smile to your face as it is mine.

Continuing on with the pizza week theme, I have a fun pizza-flavored recipe to share with you — Pizza Tempeh Chips! This high-protein snack is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up and/or a healthy replacement for salty chips🙂

I’ll admit, tempeh used to freak me out…but then again, so did tofu until I gave it a real chance and I love the stuff now. I think it’s all about the way it’s prepared…and after this easy dish, I can safely say I am on the tempeh bandwagon.

I intended on making a vegan cheese sauce for dipping. Plans changed as I didn’t have the right ingredients on hand and whipped up a quick tomato-garlic aioli instead (blend 1 plum tomato, a dab of tomato paste, 2 minced garlic cloves,  squeeze of fresh lemon juice, pinch of salt and 1/2 cup vegenaise or other mayo) . While I loved the aioli (it make a lovely spread on a sandwich and my turkey burger), I wound up eating most of the chips sans the sauce.

Pizza-Flavored Tempeh Chips 

Ingredients

6 oz gluten free tempeh, sliced thin into about 25 pieces (I used Surata Multigrain Tempeh)
2 tsp tomato powder (I bought this at the bulk section of the local health food store)
3/4 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/8 to 1/4 tsp sea salt
several shakes of crushed red pepper
olive oil, a Misto spray or lightly brushed

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, mix the tomato powder through pepper until well combined.
3. Carefully lay the tempeh slices on the sheet in an even layer and then spray (or brush lightly) one side with olive oil. Sprinkle half of the tomato-spice mixture on the tempeh slices and press slightly to adhere.
4. Turn over the slices, spray/brush with olive oil and sprinkle with remaining spice mixture.
5. Bake for 45-50 minutes until tempeh is slightly crisp, turning once or twice while baking. I let some of mine get a little brown, I like the crispy edges. Enjoy straight from the oven!

Serves two

Recipe Variations – For an easy Southwestern snack, use the spice mixture from my Roasted Fajita-Spiced Chickpeas.

Entry filed under: Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sides and Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian. Tags: , , , , , , , .

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JennyO  |  May 10, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Is the tempeh something I can get shipped or is it refrigerated?

    Reply
  • 2. Heather  |  May 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I am loving this series – Tempeh Sticks in pizza flavor, amazing!

    Reply
  • 3. Heidi @ Food Doodles  |  May 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Ahh, I don’t even know how long I’ve wanted to try tempeh for. I cannot find it around here(although I did find it a couple hours away, so next time I go I’m getting some!) The pizza flavors sound delicious!

    Reply
  • 4. Ashlae | Oh, ladycakes  |  May 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I am ALL OVER this. And since I’ve started eating tempeh, I haven’t gone back to tofu. I try, and try, and try.. but I love tempeh too much,

    Reply
  • 5. spabettie  |  May 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    YUM! I like anything pizza. for a while I was baking tempeh strips, usually buffalo flavored… these sound amazing.

    Reply

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