30 Minute Spiced Tempeh Cauliflower Bowl

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A delightful veggie bowl with Spiced Tempeh and cauliflower. With all the Moroccan-inspired spiced goodness this dish ready in just 30 minutes!

If you’re looking to incorporate more veggies into your diet, I’ve got three tried-and-true tips that will level up your veggie game. From citrus and herbs to tantalizing seasonings and cooking methods, you’ll be amazed at how these simple additions enhance the flavors of your favorite greens. 

Elevate Your Veggie Game! 

Tip #1: Citrus & Herbs – A Burst of Freshness: Elevate your veggies with a drizzle of citrusy goodness! Whether it’s lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit juice, citrus adds brightness and enhances the natural flavors of your greens. And for that extra touch of herbal delight, sprinkle fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, dill, basil, thyme, or rosemary.

Tip #2: Seasonings – Complexity Meets Simplicity: Salt and pepper are veggie classics, but why stop there? Embrace complexity with seasonings like turmeric, cumin, garlic, or paprika – they will truly step up your veggie flavor game! It’s all about the balance of simplicity and boldness, creating a delightful symphony of tastes and aromas.

Tip #3: Roast, Grill, or Sauté – Unleash the Flavor: Veggies are delicious raw or steamed, but let’s take them to new heights! Roasting, grilling, or sautéing brings out the best in your greens, intensifying their flavors and adding a delightful touch of char and smokiness. 

Now that you’ve got the main idea you’re going to love exploring some of these tips in this dish! It’s packed with flavor, the cauliflower has the perfect amount of crisp and it smells as incredible as it tastes!

Let’s get cooking!

Jackie Akerberg

Author of the Clean Vegan Cookbook, Food Blogger and Recipe Developer from Des Moines, Iowa. 

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30 Minute Spiced Tempeh Cauliflower Bowl

Discover the ultimate 30-Minute Spiced Tempeh Cauliflower Bowl; Roasted cauliflower and crumbled tempeh meet a burst of flavors from citrus, herbs, and seasonings. Top it off with creamy vegan yogurt-tahini dressing and garnish with microgreens and cilantro. Healthy and delicious, this bowl is a veggie lover's dream come true!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine moroccan
Servings 4


  • Oven
  • skillet


Cauliflower Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower cut into florets
  • olive oil or lemon juice if oil free to coat
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper

Tempeh Ingredients

  • 8 oz tempeh crumbled
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp siracha
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Yogurt Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain unsweetened vegan yogurt
  • ¼ cup runny tahini
  • 1 large lime zested and juiced

To Serve

  • 1 cup microgreens
  • ½ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400 and line a large metal baking sheet with parchment paper. Season cauliflower with spices and spread on sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crispy.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat and add a splash of water or cooking oil to coat. Add in the crumbled tempeh and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until edges are golden. Add in the onion and carrot and sauté for 3-4 minutes until tender. Mix the juice, vinegar, sriracha, tomato paste, maple syrup, ginger, garlic, curry power, salt and pepper in a small jar and pour into the skillet. Reduce heat to low and let thicken.
  • Combine yogurt, tahini and lime and spread a layer on each serving plate. Top with the tempeh mixture and roasted cauliflower. Sprinkle with microgreens and cilantro!
Keyword 30 minute meals, buddha bowl, dairy free, gluten free breakfast, tempeh, whole food plant based
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2 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    As all her other recipes, this one was delicious! I didn’t have the exact same ingredients, but the result was savory, packed with umami flavors, and satisfying.Thank you! 😍

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