Tempeh Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Enjoy the flavors of summer with this blackened tempeh salad. Tossed with avocado, charred corn, and tomatoes and dressed in cream chipotle ranch, this is a vegan and gluten-free salad that everyone will love.

Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tempeh Salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Blackened Tempeh
Charred Corn
  • 2 fresh corn on the cob
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt salt
Salad Fixings
  • 4 cups chopped romain lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 large avocado diced
  • 2 green onions sliced thin
Chipotle Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked 2 hours
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 chipotle chili + 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives minced
  1. To make the Blackened Tempeh, combine adobo sauce, garlic powder, and salt. Cut the tempeh into 1/2 inch strips and coat them in adobo sauce. Let marinate for 30 minutes. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium hight heat. Add tempeh and cook for 5 minutes, or until blackened, on each side. Set aside.

  2. To make the Charred Corn, heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Brush fresh corn with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place corn on hot pan and char each side, about two minutes per side. Set aside to let cool.

  3. To make the Chipotle Ranch Dressing, drain and rinse the cashews. Place in a high speed blender (like VitaMix) with remaining dressing ingredients and blend until completely smooth.

  4. In a large bowl toss together the Salad Fixing.. Add prepared tempeh and corn and top with Chipotle Ranch Dressing. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Tempeh Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 289mg13%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.