Take any dish to the next level with this teriyaki tempeh! It is easy to make, loaded with plant-based protein and requires just 6 simple ingredients and about 20 minutes of your time.
If you have not yet tried tempeh, you are in for a treat! When I first went vegan I tried to prepare it just like tofu and just cut it up and ate it raw…that was a mistake! I don’t want any of you to make that mistake I did, so I am here to show you a great way to cook it up!
If you are new to tempeh, don’t be afraid! It may look funky, but the taste will outweigh that. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, right? 😉 Tempeh is traditionally made from fermented soybeans, but is different from tofu as it is made from the whole soybean, which gives it a different nutritional and textural profile. Tempeh is higher in protein, fiber, and vitamins, and makes for a great vegan meat substitute. There are some tempehs on the market that are soy free as well, in case you would like to avoid soy.
Tempeh, tamari, garlic, maple syrup, fresh ginger and sesame oil…that’s it! It’s as simple as that and you’ll have three servings once you cook everything up.
You can really add this to anything you want, the options are endless! Salads, sandwiches, pastas, buddha bowls, and even soup!
We used this teriyaki tempeh in our Thai Peanut Grain Bowls and it was BOMBBB. It brought the bowl to the next level and really tied it together. Plus, it added in a boost of plant-based protein. You can find the recipe for those bowls here.
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Take any dish to the next level with this teriyaki tempeh! It is easy to make, loaded with plant-based protein and requires just 6 simple ingredients.
1/4 cup tamari (or low-sodium soy sauce if not gluten-free)
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 teaspoons maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice)
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
8 ounces tempeh, sliced into strips
1/2 cup water
In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients except for the tempeh and water and set aside.
Add the sliced tempeh to a large pan over medium heat and pour over the water. Cover and allow the tempeh to cook for about 5-6 minutes.
Uncover and pour in the sauce as evenly as possible and gently stir it through the tempeh. Cook until all of the liquid has cooled off and the tempeh has browned, about 10 minutes. Be sure to flip once or twice, but be careful not to break the tempeh!
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 5-7 days.
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