Smoky Tempeh: Add all marinade ingredients into a shallow container. Slice your tempeh into strips, then add them into the marinade. Close the lid and shake the container, then allow it to marinate for at least 15 minutes (ideally 30 minutes, but if your short on time 15 is enough to get flavour into the tempeh). Once the time has passed, place into your air fryer for 7 minutes. Flip the tempeh and air fry for another 7 minutes until brown and crispy.
Pasta: Cook pasta following the directions on the package. While waiting for the water to boil, chop the kale and slice the tomatoes, and measure out their written amounts.
Miso Caesar: add all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.
Assemble: Gather your ingredients. Into a large bowl, massage the miso caesar dressing into the kale. Add in the cooked and cooled pasta in and toss using tongs. Add in the chopped tomatoes and gently mix the salad. Serve and top with the smoky tempeh.
Sake can be used in place of mirin. Both mirin and sake cut the strange taste that tempeh sometimes gives.
For oven baked version, preheat oven to 350 F. Place the marinated tempeh onto a lined baking tray and allow it to bake on each side for 10-12 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned with crisp edges.