This teriyaki tempeh is an easy, high protein vegan-friendly dinner! You only need a handful of ingredients to make this tasty recipe.

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This Teriyaki tempeh is an easy dinner recipe that this loaded with plant-based protein! If you’re not familiar with tempeh, I hope this encourages you to give it a try! Pair this recipe with garlic fried rice for a tasty meal.

What is tempeh?

Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans. It’s usually found in the refrigerated part of the natural foods section, near the tofu. It doesn’t have a strong taste on its own, but it’s great at absorbing flavors. By marinating the tempeh, we can transform tempeh into a flavor-packed plant-based protein.

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Is Tempeh Good for You?

Yes! Tempeh is a great source of plant-based protein. It’s low in fat and it’s also a good source of fiber. Although it’s similar to tofu, tempeh actually contains more protein, fiber, and vitamins. It’s also a very affordable ingredient! Perfect if you’re on a grocery budget.

Various Types of Tempeh

You may see a few different types of tempeh at the grocery store. Typical tempeh is made from soybeans and a healthy kind of mold. (Since tempeh is a fermented food, technically, it’s made with mold.) You can also find tempeh that might be mixed with grains. If you need your tempeh to be gluten gree, be sure to check the package ingredients.

The Best Teriyaki Sauce

Looking for the perfect teriyaki sauce? Kikkoman and La Choy are popular store brands that are easy to find and are affordable. You can also get Teriyaki sauce at Trader Joe’s or even on Amazon! If you want a soy-free teriyaki sauce, try the Ocean’s Halo brand!

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Tempeh Teriyaki

Teriyaki Tempeh

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Other
  • Diet: Vegan


This Teriyaki Tempeh recipe is easy to make using tempeh, frozen mixed vegetables, and your favorite teriyaki sauce!


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 12oz package tempeh, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables


  1. Add the olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the tempeh and cook for 4-5 minutes until browned, then flip and continue to cook until browned.
  3. Add the Teriyaki and frozen vegetables.
  4. Stir until the vegetables are coated in the sauce.
  5. Continue to cook for 5 minutes until vegetables are heated through.

Looking for a new way to enjoy tempeh? Try this vegan tempeh bacon recipe! It’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy this plant-based protein.

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