Guys, I’m addicted to the marinade in this recipe! It has the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy that pairs beautifully with the nuttiness of the tempeh. Add in the roasted sweet potato slices and creamy avocado and oh my gosh so good!
I’m usually not a big sandwich person. Sure I enjoy a grilled cheese here and there and I won’t turn down a falafel wrap, but I often don’t feel as energized after a sandwich like I do with a salad or a grain bowl (instead I usually feel ready for a nap). But this sandwich is a different story. Rather than feeling like there was nothing in the cupboards so you decided to make a sandwich (no judgement, we’ve all been there ;)), this sandwich makes you feel like you are truly nourishing your body. Plus it tastes delicious.
While you do need the oven for this sandwich, it’s only 20 minutes and can be done ahead of time if you’re into meal planning.
As I mentioned above, the marinade for the tempeh is so tasty. I had a little leftover after making these sandwiches, which I drizzled over tofu and a baked sweet potato later in the week (yes, I eat a lot of sweet potatoes) – so, so good!
I liked these sandwiches as they were, but Bry recommends adding sprouts for added texture.
Can you believe Easter is already this upcoming weekend?! It really feels like I was just planning Valentine’s Day recipes for the blog. It’s doubly crazy as there are so many big and exciting things happening this summer. . .but more on all of that in later posts.
So here’s a toast to not needing meat when you have tempeh that tastes this good!
Recipe adapted from The Green Life
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This looks great! I’ve been trying to find a good tempeh recipe to give a shot, but haven’t quite found the right one yet. I think this just might be it! Thank you for sharing, it looks delicious!
Hope it ends up being the one for you! Thanks Billy 🙂
This look so delicious – I’m planning to make a big batch of tempeh for my week’s lunches. Quick question – do you bake the tempeh in the tray with the marinade in it? Or after marinating, place it on another tray to bake?
This will work perfectly for meal prep! Yes, I bake the tempeh in the tray with the marinade in it – I found that it kept the tempeh from drying out in the oven. Hope you like it 🙂
I absolutely love this! Was planning to make a terriyaki tempeh stir fry for the first time this week actually. This looks so good that even my meat loving friends need to try this!
Thanks Kathryn! This sauce would be delicious to use in a stir-fry! Hope you enjoy 🙂
This sounds so good! I can see why you are addicted to the marinade. I have been meaning to purchase tempeh lately but keep forgetting!! Thanks for the reminder : )
Thanks Tara 🙂 I’ve been on a tempeh kick for some reason the past couple weeks, I had forgotten how easy it is to prepare!
I’ve never had (or thought to have!) a tempeh sandwich – this looks so yummy! And the marinade sounds just delish. Will give it a shot!
Definitely try out tempeh next time you’re in the mood for a sandwich! I love the extra texture it has compared to tofu.