Hoisin Peanut Tempeh

"Tempeh marinated in a savory peanut sauce and cooked to crispy, hearty perfection. Vegan, 7 ingredients, and great in salads, wraps, and bowls!"
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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  • 1 8 oz block of tempeh
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Step 1

    Cut tempeh into triangles, strips, or cubes. To remove the bitterness, you can steam the tempeh first. This is optional and I find it unnecessary if you marinate the tempeh overnight.

  • Step 2

    Mix together remaining ingredients. Add extra water as needed to thin the sauce for marinating.

  • Step 3

    Place tempeh in a container or zip lock bag and pour marinade over. Mix the tempeh around so all sides get coated in sauce. Marinate for 2-3 hours or overnight.

  • Step 4

    AIR FRYER: Air-fry at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Brush on any remaining marinade and cook for another minute.

  • Step 5

    OVEN: Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes. Brush on any remaining marinade.

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