Making Blood Orange + Sesame Tempeh Noodle Stir-Fry
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Blood Orange + Sesame Tempeh Noodle Stir-Fry
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Blood Orange + Sesame Sauce
2 blood oranges, juiced with pulp
1 tsp. sesame seeds, I used a mixture of black and white
1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp tamari or soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. agave nectar or maple syrup
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. cornstarch or tapioca starch
4 oz tempeh, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
3 cups medium broccoli florets
2 cups sugar snap peas
2 cups sliced yellow squash
4 oz noodles of choice, prepared according to package instructions
Sliced scallions and chopped parsley for garnish, optional
Add all of the sauce ingredients and 2 Tbsp. of the tamari or soy sauce to a bowl and whisk until well combined. Taste and adjust salt, sweetness, and tartness levels to your preference and set aside.
Bring water to a boil in a large sauce pan and steam vegetables for about 5 minutes until they are vibrant in color. They should be tender but still have a crunch. Remove from heat and set aside.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the tempeh and dry sauté for 3-5 minutes until the edges start to become lightly browned. Add remaining tamari or soy sauce and continue to sauté for another 1-2 minutes before adding the blood orange + sesame sauce. Bring to a simmer allow to heat for 3-5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
Add noodles and steamed vegetables and stir-fry in the sauce for 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through. Serve and top with cilantro and scallions for garnish.