This sweet and spicy tempeh sweet potato sandwich recipe is a healthy vegan lunch idea that even meat-eaters will love! Find out how to make it now.
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After four years of recipes, this tempeh sandwich recipe continues to be among the top 5 most popular recipes.
And I don’t blame you for loving it!
Seriously, I could drink the sweet and spicy marinade. Okay, well maybe not drink it, but I want to put it on everything.
These vegan tempeh and sweet potato sandwiches have big flavors and come together quickly. Plus, they can easily be made ahead of time and assembled for easy lunches throughout the week!
Ingredients Used to Make Vegan Tempeh and Sweet Potato Sandwiches
Now, you may be asking: what is tempeh? Tempeh is a plant-based protein option made from fermented soybeans.
After being fermented, the soybeans are shaped into cakes and packaged.
Oftentimes tempeh contains other ingredients, like grains or seeds. So, if you’re gluten-free, make sure to check ingredient labels for any gluten-containing ingredients.
Nutritionally, tempeh is a wonderful source of protein, with 15 grams per 3-ounce serving.
3-ounces of tempeh also provides:
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Recipe adapted from The Green Life
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This was delicious!
We also added a swipe of vegan mayo.
Highly recommend and definitely follow the recipe and have the tempeh marinating while heating the oven and prepping the potatoes. It makes all the difference.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it Kara! Love the addition of vegan mayo – I’ll have to try that next time!
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.