Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rigatoni with Broccoli and Vegetarian Steak

This one is for my fellow vegetarians looking for a great pasta with a great meat substitute. I've made this salad with and without cheese, it's up to you. Try it, and I promise you'll be thanking me. Good luck, and remember to let me know what you think!

Rigatoni with Broccoli and Vegetarian Steak
  • 2 Lb. cooked and cooled rigatoni pasta
  • 1 bunch chopped and blanched broccoli
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 small thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 pkg dices tempeh steak (can be substitute with fakin bacon)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: 1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino romano cheese

Saute onions for five minutes or until caramelized, add garlic and saute for 2 more minutes. Set aside to cool. Saute veggie steak for 5 minutes or until browned, be careful not to burn (I have so many times). In a large bowl mix all the ingredients and serve. You can make this a hot dinner item as well. You can throw some spinach, kale, Swiss chard, or collards and it will be delish.

1 comment:

JoeK said...

this pasta is pretty awesome, so many customers think that the tempeh steaks are real steak because of the taste.

need more food, erik.