Vegan MoFo: Curried Tempeh & Veggie Wraps with Cilantro-Mint-Cashew “Chutney”

Curried Tempeh WrapOne of my favorite “go-to” vegan-meets-non-vegan-for-dinner restaurants is Oasis Cafe in Salt Lake City.  Their menu offers both meat, vegetarian and vegan entrees (clearly marked on the menu) and many other dishes can be altered to exclude meat and dairy.  Kel and I went there the other day for lunch and instead of getting my usual tempeh gyro – which I normally cannot resist – I ordered the curried tofu wrap.  I was delicious, but I kept thinking it could’ve been better.  Not so much better, but more.  As in more flavor.  It was as if they got all of the parts right, but the complete package was lacking something. It became my challenge to try and make a better version at home.  Here, tempeh replaces the tofu and I went with potatoes and cauliflower instead of yellow squash.  I just like ’em better. 

By the way, the list of VVP participants is looking mighty fine!  Check it out here.  To get your name added to the list, visit the home of the Virtual Vegan Potluck and sign up!

Curried Tempeh & Veggie Wraps
Serves 8
Warm, flavorful, and slightly spicy wraps with a touch of sweetness from the "chutney." Delicious served over brown basmati rice, too!
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389 calories
49 g
0 g
18 g
13 g
10 g
274 g
142 g
7 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389
Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 142mg
Total Carbohydrates 49g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 13 ounce can light coconut milk
  2. 1 Tbsp. white miso
  3. 1 Tbsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos
  4. 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  5. juice of one lime
  6. small nubbin' fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  7. dash turmeric
  8. 1 1/2 Tbsp. curry powder
  9. 1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
  10. 2 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
  11. 2 stalk celery, chopped
  12. pinch ground black pepper
Tempeh & Vegetables
  1. 1 small head cauliflower, chopped into small chunks
  2. 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  3. 1 8 ounce package tempeh, cut into cubes and marinated overnight in sauce
  4. 1 large onion, peeled and cut into thick slices
  1. 1/4 cup raisins, soaked in hot water for ~15 minutes
  2. small nubbin' ginger, peeled and grated
  3. 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
  4. 1/2 bunch fresh mint, stems removed
  5. 1/2 cup cashews
  6. 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
  7. 6-8 whole wheat pitas or tortillas
Make the "chutney"
  1. Drain the raisins. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and mix until nearly smooth. Put the chutney in a small bowl and set aside.
Make the curried tempeh/vegetables
  1. In a blender, combine all of the marinade/sauce ingredients and process until smooth. In a shallow dish, combine about one quarter of the sauce with the cubed tempeh, cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, remove the tempeh from the marinade, reserving the marinade still in the dish. Place the tempeh on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 425F oven, turning occasionally, until browned.
  2. While the tempeh bakes, prepare the vegetables. Combine the vegetables on a large baking sheet and toss with a few tablespoons of vegetable broth or water. Bake in a 425F oven, turning occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften. Remove the pan and stir in a 1/4 cup or so of the marinade/sauce. Return to the oven and cook for another 10 minutes or so - until the vegetables are very soft. Remove from the oven and stir in the tempeh.
  3. While the vegetables cook, warm the remaining marinade/sauce in a small saucepan. When the vegetables are finished cooking and you've combined them with the tempeh, pour the remaining warmed sauce over everything and stir to combine.
Assemble the wraps
  1. Spread the "chutney" on the tortillas or inside of the pita breads; divide curry mixture among the wraps, roll up and serve.
an unrefined vegan

Chutney & Sauce


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23 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo: Curried Tempeh & Veggie Wraps with Cilantro-Mint-Cashew “Chutney”

  1. Somer

    That list and this dish are looking MIGHTY FINE! Girl, are you trying to outdo yourself? I thought we could take the weekend off with MOFO? No way I could do 31 posts!!!

  2. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    Wow you are killing MoFo! So many amazing dishes, how do you do it girl?

    These look delicious and so satisfying! I love cilantro, especially when paired with a curry spice and creamy sauce!

  3. cmb0096

    I love the yellow cauliflower! SO pretty. I just got a purple one from the farmers market this morning–I am super excited to use it, lol.


  4. Rithika

    The yellow cauliflower looks so cute! I was also so excited when I found a purple cauliflower in our market. It’s a kind of thing I never expect to see in Bombay! And I never thought of adding applesauce to chutney. Great idea!

  5. narf77

    Rumplestitskin that looks good! I am going to actually have to try this one with our Tasmanian spring heading in a most determined fashion into summer and moving to easy prepare delicious things that won’t heat the kitchen up too much. Cheers for your fantastic recipes so far and looking forward to everything else that spills from your wonderful kitchen in the next few weeks πŸ™‚

  6. Kristy

    Hahaha! I’m sure Monsieur Garbanzo would be good here! I seriously almost spit out my coffee when I saw that. πŸ™‚

    This wrap looks so good and it looks like I could make the vegetables, tempeh, and chutney and then make a wrap for lunch each day. I love this idea!

  7. hampiesandwiches (@hampiesandwich)

    These wraps sounds so good! I love tempeh but I’ve never curried it for some reason. Super excited to try this out!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      I don’t think I’d tried it before either. I just kinda wanted something other than tofu! It works!

      Have you thought about joining the Virtual Vegan Potluck? You don’t have to be vegan; you just have to make a vegan dish. Great way to connect with bloggers. I’d love to have you join!

  8. * Vegan Sparkles *

    Oooh, these look so rustic and delicious! Way to give that idea way more flavour! Great idea switching to cauliflower and potato, too – so much more comforting than squash. These guys will definitely meet my belly before the end of this week! πŸ™‚

  9. tearoomdelights

    You are such a whizzkid! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten tempeh. This looks like a most satisfying meal and the chutney sounds wonderful. I love that photo of the cauliflower.

      1. tearoomdelights

        I’m sure you can get it here in wholefood shops, if not mainstream supermarkets. I’ll keep an eye out for it from now on.

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