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Teriyaki Tempeh

This Teriyaki Tempeh makes a delicious protein addition to any meal. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword tempeh recipe, teriyaki tempeh, vegan tempeh tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 211 kcal
Author Mary Ellen


  • 1 8 oz package organic tempeh
  • 1 TB olive or coconut oil

Tempeh Marinade

Teriyaki Sauce


  • Sesame seeds
  • Scallions


  1. Cut tempeh into triangles or squares and steam in a steamer basket for 10 minutes (optional but makes the tempeh extra tasty).

  2. Add all ingredients for marinade into bowl and whisk together.
  3. Place tempeh into dish and pour marinade over. Marinate for at least 20 mins.
  4. Place olive or coconut oil in a pan and sear the tempeh 3-5 minutes on each side until crispy.
  5. Mix teriyaki sauce ingredients in large bowl.
  6. Once tempeh is cooked, add tempeh to teriyaki sauce, covering the tempeh.
  7. Take tempeh out of the sauce (leaving the extra sauce in the bowl) and add back to pan.
  8. Heat tempeh again for about 30 seconds on each side to caramelize the sauce on the tempeh.

  9. Turn off heat and pour the remaining sauce over the tempeh in the pan. Leave for about a minute for the rest of the sauce to thicken a bit.
  10. Serve and top with sesame seed and scallions (optional).
Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Tempeh
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 14g28%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.