Egg-free Vegetable Tempura with the neat egg

Zucchini, onion, sweet potatoes, and eggplant are just the start of endless possibilities with this vegetable tempura recipe!  This egg-free batter is vegan and crafted for use with an air fryer.  


SERVINGS: Makes 8 servings.



3 cups of a variety of vegetables (onions, zucchini, potatoes)



½ cup flour (gluten-free or all-purpose)

1 tablespoon neat egg powder

⅔ cup plant-based milk

1 teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch of salt



3 cups panko bread crumbs

2 teaspoons paprika

½ teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch of salt and pepper



Preheat the airfryer to 400 degrees.  Cut the vegetables crosswise into ¼”-½” slices.  In a mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.  In a separate shallow bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.  Coat the vegetables, one piece at a time, first in the wet mixture and then dip into the dry mixture until each piece is thoroughly coated in flakes.  Add one single layer batch at a time to the air …

neat tachos

neat Tot-Chos (Tater Tot / Nachos)

Sure to be a party pleaser, this fun appetizer or entree combines two of the best things ever…tater tots and nachos into one plant-based dish!


SERVINGS: Makes 8-10 servings.



1 bag frozen tater tots (approximately 2lbs)

2 pouches neat Original, Mexican, or Southwest, prepared into crumbles according to package instructions

1 package, 7oz. Daiya shredded cheese, or other plant-based cheese


Suggested Toppings:

Plant-based sour cream

Green onions, chopped

Black olives, sliced

Pico de gallo


Fresh Lime, squeezed

Cilantro, chopped

Jalapeno, sliced



Bake the tater tots according to the package instructions.  Remove from the oven and layer the prepared neat crumbles and the shredded cheese on top of the tater tots.  Return to the oven for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Top with suggested toppings to your liking and serve while still warm.