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BBQ Tempeh Burger with Minty Slaw

Better Nature Tempeh
  • Serves: 2
  • Preparation: 15
  • Cooking: 60
  • Ready: 75

Charred jalapeño, lime and roasted garlic yogurt provide the perfect fiery base for this BBQ Tempeh Burger, balanced out by a creamy apple slaw.


For the burgers

  • 2 burger buns
  • 1 pack BBQ tempeh pieces (e.g. Better Nature BBQ Tempeh Pieces)

For the base sauce

  • 8 tablespoons plant-based yoghurt
  • 1 lime, both zest and juice
  • ½ jalapeño
  • 20 g coriander
  • 10 g chives
  • 1 large garlic bulb, roasted
  • extra virgin olive oil (a drizzle for the garlic bulb and a tablespoon for the sauce)
  • flaky sea salt
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the slaw

  • ¼ red cabbage
  • ¼ white cabbage
  • 2 apples
  • ½ red onion
  • 5 tablespoons plant-based yoghurt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 10 g mint

For the garnish

  • coriander
  • red chilli
  • mint


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.

Remove the stem of the bulb exposing the head of each individual clove of garlic. Add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil before covering the garlic with aluminium foil. Place in the oven and roast for 30 to 40 minutes.

Add the lime to a griddle pan on a high heat. Remove once the lime begins to char.

Assemble the base sauce by adding all the ingredients to a blender or food processor (plant-based yoghurt, zest and juice of the lime, jalapeño, coriander, chives, roasted garlic, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper). Adjust the jalapeño to taste. Blitz until a smooth paste has formed.

Add the base sauce into a saucepan on a low heat and reduce until a thicker mixture has formed. Remove and allow mixture to cool.

Divide the cabbage into quarters and thinly chop the cabbage into slices. Chop both the red onion and apple into moon slices. Combine all the slaw ingredients (the cabbage, red onion, apple, 5 tablespoons plant-based yoghurt, juice of a whole lemon and mint), and mix well.

Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to a medium-high heat frying pan. Add the BBQ tempeh pieces and cook for 5 minutes until heated through.

Assemble the burger by adding a layer of the base sauce followed by the slaw. Top with the BBQ tempeh pieces before garnishing with some fresh red chilli, coriander and mint.

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Better Nature Tempeh



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