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tempeh grilled
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Tempeh Grilled

The next time you fire up the grill, try tempeh grilled! Grilled tempeh is like a sponge and absorbs your favorite spices and marinades for your next barbeque.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time26 minutes
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 132kcal




  • In a refrigerator-safe container, whisk all marinade ingredients together.
  • Set aside.

Preparing the Tempeh

  • Remove tempeh from the packages and cut each cake in half.
  • Place the tempeh pieces into a saucepan and cover with water.
  • Boil tempeh for 20 minutes.
  • Drain water and allow it to cool.
  • Marinate in a covered container overnight (minimal time, 3 hours).
  • Ensure all the tempeh is covered, so rotate the container several times.

Grilling Tempeh

  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
  • Place the tempeh pieces directly on the grill.
  • Turn every 4 minutes for 16 minutes (4 times).
  • Remove from the grill and cool slightly before cutting into slices or serving as steaks with your favorite side dishes.


  • I suggest always boiling tempeh before marinating and cooking.
  • After grilling, add the tempeh to the remaining marinade for extra flavor.
  • Always preheat the indoor or outdoor grill before adding the marinated tempeh.
  • Try to keep the temperature of the indoor or outdoor grill steady so as not to overcook the tempeh.
  • For grilling cubes of tempeh, use a grill pan or basket.
  • To reheat grilled tempeh, leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat the baked tempeh, microwave or bake it in the oven until warm.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg