Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos {GF}

Looking for a different take on tacos? These Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos are a loaded with protein and combine both sweet and savory to make a delicious and easy meal. 

Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos | Looking for a different take on tacos? These Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos are a loaded with protein and combine both sweet and savory to make a delicious and easy meal. vegan tacos, gluten-free tacos, vegan taco recipe

Tacos weren’t always my “thing”. Growing up I never got a chance to try them because my family was full of picky eaters who only ate American basics so when everyone else at college was eating Taco Bell because it was cheap, I still couldn’t bring myself to try any. I always thought that tacos had to be filled with greasy ground meat so when I finally realized tacos could be fun, healthy, and plant-based, I was ready to give them a go.

I love taking recipes that I already love and creating something new with them. I did that with my Lemon Overnight Oats, making my Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats.  That worked out really well so I figured why not do it for tacos? And that’s how my Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos were born!

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Taco Time

Tacos can be so versatile. You can throw basically anything in a taco shell and have a tasty and easy meal ready to eat in a short amount of time. Coming up with new taco creations has been lots of fun lately. And since I’ve gotten a bunch of positive comments my Walnut “Meat” Tacos as well as my Breakfast Tacos I figured I’s share one of my latest recipes, my Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos.

I have been enjoying my Teriyaki Tempeh and wanted to do something else with it like I did with my Lemon Overnight Oats. Side Note: I know some people say are not into tempeh but try my version before you write it off fully. If you’re not into tempeh after trying it, then tempeh might not be for you but at leat try this version first because I cook it so that it’s not as bitter as you might have had before.

As I was saying, I wanted to use my teriyaki tempeh for these tacos to put a different spin on the tacos. To balance the teriyaki flavor I made a tasty slaw to go with it using cabbage, carrots, vinegar, and even some Sriracha. Did I get you with Sriracha? I hope so, it’s really good!

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Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos

I hope you enjoy my Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos. If you get a chance to try them out, please rate the recipe and leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear your thoughts. Share your pictures on Instagram too and tag @v.nutrition and #vnutrition so I won’t miss it!

 

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Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos

Looking for a different take on tacos? These Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos are a loaded with protein and combine both sweet and savory to make a delicious and easy meal. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese, Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 65 kcal
Author Mary Ellen

Ingredients

Teriyaki Tacos

Asian Slaw

  • 1 cup green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, grated
  • 3 scallions, chopped

Dressing

Instructions

  1. Make one batch of my Teriyaki Tempeh (link in ingredients). 

  2. Add all dressing ingredients to a large bowl and whisk until combined.

  3. Add slaw ingredients to bowl and mix until coated. 

  4. Take tacos, add slaw (you may have some slaw left over), top with tempeh and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition info only includes the slaw. There are so many types of taco shells I do not want to assume I use the same ones as you do. For the Teriyaki Tempeh nutrition, please see that recipe. 

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.6g 6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 0.6g 1%
Vitamin A 106%
Vitamin C 18.4%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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22 thoughts on “Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos {GF}

  1. That’s so sad that you didn’t eat tacos growing up! My family ate terrible standard American diet food, but we ate tacos regularly. My mom would get the kit from Old El Paso and just cook it with hamburger meat, which I think is really disgusting now.

    I love tempeh, and I love teriyaki, so I’m excited to try these! Sooooo much better than the junk I grew up on!

    1. My family only really ate pasta and chicken nuggets – it was pretty ridiculous. It would have been a huge ordeal if my mom tried some Old El Paso tacos lol.

      Thanks so much Dianne, I hope you like it! 🙂

    1. It’s amazing how many varieties of tacos there are now a days. It’s so fun playing around with ideas. I hope you like the tempeh when you very a chance to try it, Johanna!

  2. Oooooh. These look so good! I have always loved tacos, but you need to put a twist on your favorite things sometimes to mix it up! Teriyaki on tacos sounds amazing, pinned for later, Thanks!

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