Vegan Tempeh Caesar Salad Wrap

"Growing up, Caesar salad was by far my favorite salad. Although it wasn’t until I got older that I realized what actually goes into the dressing: egg yolks and anchovies, which I was NOT a fan of. From 2017-2019 I was vegan and missed the comfort of this meal. It wasn’t until a trip into NYC and a suggestion from my cousin that I discovered a salad that tasted exactly like, if not better than, the Caesar salad I’d grown to love when I was younger. This recipe is my take on a classic, but vegan!"
-- @corn-thecook
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Prep time 14mins
Cook time 6mins
Serves or Makes: 3

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  • 8 ounces tempeh
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke

Tempeh Instructions


  • Step 1

    In a medium sized bowl, mix together tamari, nutritional yeast, sesame oil, white wine vinegar, honey, paprika, garlic powder, and (optional) liquid smoke.

  • Step 2

    Cut up tempeh into about ½ inch cubes. Add to the marinade and mix, making sure that each piece of tempeh is evenly coated.

  • Step 3

    In a medium, non-stick pan, add in marinated tempeh with 2Tbs water over medium heat. Once the marinade is heated and starts bubbling, reduce to simmer for 6 minutes, stirring and flipping tempeh occasionally.

  • Step 4

    After 6 minutes, remove the tempeh from the heat and add to a plate off to the side.



  • 8 cups destemmed and chopped kale
  • 1 tablepoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Kale Instructions

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, add kale. Make sure to de-stem it and chop it up finely. This will make sure the kale is less tough and taste its best. Use your hands to massage the kale with olive oil and nutritional yeast.

Caesar Dressing


  • 3 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon caper brine
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic

Caesar Dressing Instructions

  • Step 1

    To make the Caesar Dressing, add all ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend until creamy and smooth.

  • Step 2

    Mix in the dressing and cooked tempeh to the large bowl with kale in it. If desired, heat up a large tortilla and serve as a wrap!

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