This tasty vegan sandwich is made with marinated tempeh, fresh sprouts, and creamy avocado for a simple, yet delicious lunch! This simple sandwich contains 32g of protein!

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As a vegetarian, it can be hard to find sandwich recipes that are filling and satisfying. Lately I’ve been trying to add a little more protein to my lunch and this tempeh sandwich has quickly become a favorite! I love that it only requires a few ingredients and it’s easy to keep tempeh in my fridge when I need it!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Bread– I enjoyed this sandwich on toasted sourdough bread, but you could eat this as a wrap or even a lettuce wrap if you wanted to make it lower in carbs.
  • Tempeh– I like the Lightlife brand of tempeh, but they also have great tempeh at Trader Joe’s!
  • Sprouts– I used clover sprouts but any kind of sprouts or microgreens work well. You could swap it out for spinach or lettuce, if you don’t have sprouts.
  • Avocado– This adds healthy fats to the sandwich and makes it super satisfying. If you don’t have avocado, you could swap it for hummus.
  • Maple syrup– This adds a little sweetness to the tempeh.
  • Soy sauce– You can use soy sauce or liquid aminos. Look for low-sodium soy sauce if sodium is a concern.
  • Vegan Worchestire sauce– This is optional but it adds a savory, umami flavor to the tempeh. Keep in mind that traditional Worchestire sauce contains fish so if you use it, be sure you grab a vegan version like Annie’s.
  • Avocado oil– You’ll need a little oil to cook the tempeh. You could substitute with vegetable oil.

What is Tempeh?

Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans, similar to tofu. But the great thing about tempeh is that it already has a firm texture, so unlike tofu, there’s no “pressing” required. It has a mild, slightly nutty flavor and it can be sliced, diced, or crumbled in lots of different recipes. It’s a great plant-based protein source and it’s also high in fiber and other nutrients. The tempeh recipe in this sandwich is based off of my tempeh bacon recipe, which is one of my favorites!

If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy tempeh, try my sweet and sour tempeh or my tempeh lettuce wraps. These are a great way to get in lots of plant-based protein!

How to Make Tempeh