Broccoli Caesar with Smoky Tempeh Bits

Serves 4 / ready in 30 minutes

Broccoli Caesar with Smoky Tempeh Bits

On a trip to Montreal with friends, we shared a broccoli-based “Caesar” salad as a starter plate. It featured a whole broccoli stalk that had been charred on a grill, finished in the oven and then smothered in Caesar dressing. It was so good that I would have fought everyone at the table for the last bite. The smoky tempeh makes this a more filling vegetable course, too.

I blanch the broccoli here, but I’ve also prepared this salad with roasted broccoli florets as a warm salad. Just place the florets on a baking sheet, toss with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in a 400 F oven for about 20 minutes or so.

In each delicious serving: 281 calories | 13 g protein | 19 g fat | 19 g carbs (4 g sugar, 5 g fiber) | 154 mg sodium

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