Lettuce is in season more or less from May right until September. Tempeh is fermented soya beans and very healthy.

Lettuce with fried Tempeh
Lettuce with fried Tempeh


Marinate the tempeh some hours before cooking (or overnight) by mixing together the crushed garlic, ketchup, bbq sauce, runny honey, soya sauce and water. Add the cubed tempeh and thoroughly mix together. Put aside in the fridge until cooking.

Cook the basmati rice following the instructions.

Slice half the lettuce in strips, keep a few leaves whole.

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and fry the tempeh for around 10 - 15 minutes until nice and crispy.
Add the cooked rice and grated carrot and warm up. Add the lettuce strips and stir together.

Arrange the lettuce leaves on plates, add the rice mixture and top with the peanuts.

Serve with any hot marinade you may have left over.


  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled & crushed
  • 1 lettuce, iceberg or other
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 180 g brown basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp gluten free bbq sauce
  • 2 tbsp gluten free ketchup
  • 2 tbsp local runny honey
  • 2 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • handful peanuts
  • Jar of Tempeh