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Marinated Tempeh

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Made from fermented from soybeans, tempeh is a versatile source of vegetable protein. It can be used in curries, grilled, or marinated as it is in this recipe. Tempeh absorbs flavors well and is a...


  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup chipotle in adobo, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 8 ounces pasteurized tempeh (see Chef Tips)
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Nutrition Facts


138 cals


6 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


12 g


5 g


0 g


12 g


981 mg


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, chipotle in adobo, and ginger. Stir in the garlic, then pour the dressing in a resealable plastic bag with the tempeh. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Bake, grill, or broil until well browned all over. Once cooked, the marinated tempeh is ready to use in stir-fries, salads, and sandwiches. Cut the cooked tempeh to your taste — slice thinly for salads and sandwiches, or simply cube it to add to soups and stir-fries. Try it in our Tempeh Quesadilla recipe.

Chef Tips

When purchasing tempeh be sure that is has been pasteurized. Many prepackaged supermarket brands are, but check before buying. Pasteurized tempeh can be used straight from the packet, but raw tempeh must be poached for at least 20 minutes in boiling water before using. Raw tempeh must also be treated in the same way as meat or fish to prevent cross contamination. Use a separate cutting board, and wash board, knives and hands after handling. Opened tempeh should always smell mushroom-like or yeasty. If purchasing tempeh from a specialty Asian market, be sure to ask if it is raw or pasteurized and how to safely handle and consume it.

Tempeh can come in many varieties: soy only, or soy with added flax seeds, veggies, or multigrain.Tempeh freezes well too, whether plain or marinated.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society