I love it when leftovers taste this good. Thursday night I scoured the fridge for anything that might come together with a little bit of magic and become dinner. I found half a red pepper, tempeh, a few red potatoes and lettuce. Not much to work with, and at first I considered throwing it all together and making some sort of hash. Instead, I opted for something a little more creative. And the payoff included a little extra to enjoy the next day.
The red potatoes were perfect for potato salad since I didn't have to peel them and they don't fall apart if you accidentally lose track of time and overcook them. Which I always do. Plus, the scallions growing in a pot on my deck added the perfect amount of freshness. I sauteed diced red pepper with some onion, then mixed it together with crumbled tempeh, gluten-free breadcrumbs, tahini and various seasonings to make a good burger dough. Then I panfried them to perfections.
Result: Pan-fried Tempeh Burgers with Salsa, Red Bliss Potato Salad, and Greens. Delish!