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Pasta in pan with seared tempeh

World's Easiest Scampi

Prep: 0 min
Cook: 30 min
Total: 30 min
Servings: 2

With only 4 ingredients, this scampi hits the spot in the easiest, fastest way possible when you want pasta with chunks of protein in a lemon flavor. Gluten free, oil, and fat free! This recipe is all flavor.

Author Amanda Pelletier
by Amanda Pelletier
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 2 Servings of Pasta
Needed Kitchenware: Pot, Non-Stick Pan
  • 8 oz chickpea pasta
  • 8 oz tempeh
  • Juice of 3 lemons (or 12-15 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
Recipe Directions


  • Cook your favorite pasta according to the directions on the package. This recipe uses chickpea pasta but any type will work.
  • While your pasta is cooking, tear apart your tempeh into chunks in a small mixing bowl with the juice of 1 lemon (or 3-5 tbsp lemon juice) and the black pepper. Mix thoroughly with your fingers.
  • Add the tempeh to a heated non-stick pan and saute for 15 minutes or until tempeh has browned evenly.
  • When pasta has finished cooking, drain and add the pasta and tempeh together into the pan with the rest of the lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately.

If the pasta is too dry or if you wish to have less lemon flavor, use some vegetable stock in its place.

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Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: Pasta
Servings: 2
Information per serving:
Energy: 386.6 kcal
Carbohydrate: 37.3 g
Protein: 32.6 g
Fiber: 8.4 g
Sugar: 8.7 g
Fat: 17.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.2 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 5.9 g
Omega-3: 0.4 g
Omega-6: 5.25 g
Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 64.4 mg 15% DV
Folate: 187.2 µg 47% DV
A: 32.5 IU 1% DV
B1: 0.3 mg 24% DV
B2: 0.5 mg 41% DV
B3: 3.7 mg 26% DV
B5: 0.7 mg 34% DV
B6: 0.5 mg 34% DV
B12: 0.1 µg 0% DV
C: 27.9 mg 37% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 0.8 mg 5% DV
K: 27.6 µg 30% DV
Calcium: 164 mg 16% DV
Copper: 1 mg 110% DV
Iron: 6.1 mg 34% DV
Magnesium: 141.2 mg 44% DV
Manganese: 2.2 mg 123% DV
Phosphorus: 434.8 mg 62% DV
Potassium: 922.9 mg 20% DV
Selenium: 3 µg 5% DV
Sodium: 43.6 mg 2.5% DV
Zinc: 2.3 mg 29% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

Sometimes you just want the flavor of a dish you used to know and this pasta hits the spot in the healthiest way possible. It's gluten free using the chickpea pasta but you could also use any type of gluten free pasta like brown rice, pea protein, etc. You can also go full gluten and enjoy your wheat pasta if you'd like! It really goes well with any type of pasta in any shape!

Seared tempeh in pan with pasta

This recipe is definitely a go-to scampi if you just want to eat that lemon flavor and have zero time for cooking. The seared tempeh really give the pasta that crunchy, firm bite to contrast the smooth pasta. It's very easy to do this recipe and to jazz it up! Hope you enjoy!

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