Vegan Marinated Tempeh Macro Bowl - Running on Real Food

Tempeh Quinoa Macro Bowl

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

This vegan quinoa macro bowl features marinate tempeh, fluffy quinoa, kale, spinach, roasted carrots and a creamy pink cashew beet dressing to finish it off. This dish works great for meal prep, is nutrient-rich, filling and just looks so pretty!



For the Cashew Beet Dressing

For the Marinated Tempeh

For the Macro Bowls (per bowl)

  • handful of sauteed kale
  • handful of fresh spinach, arugula or both
  • 12 chopped roasted carrots
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa


  1. To make the beet cashew dressing, add all the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth and creamy.
  2. To make the marinated tempeh, add all the ingredients to a shallow container and let sit for a couple hours up to a couple days. Once ready to cook, place the tempeh on a pan and broil for 5-10 minutes. Drizzle with some of the leftover marinade before adding to the bowls.
  3. To roast the carrots, chop them up and add a tiny drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place on a pan and roast at 425 until tender and starting to brown, shake the pan once half way through cooking.
  4. To make the sautéed kale, add the de-stemmed and chopped kale to a pan with a splash of water and cook until it turns dark green and softens slightly. Don’t over do it, you just want to lightly cook it.
  5. To assemble the bowls, add a big handful of spinach or arugula or a mixture of both, then add some roasted carrots, a big handful of the cooked kale, the broiled tempeh and a scoop of cooked quinoa. Top with desired amount of the beet dressing and enjoy.


The cashew beet dressing recipes make enough for 4 macro bowls. Adjust the rest of the ingredients accordingly for however many servings you want.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 444
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57 g
  • Fiber: 17 g
  • Protein: 28 g

Keywords: quinoa macro bowl, tempeh quinoa bowl