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Sesame Roasted Tempeh

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including marinating time)
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy recipe for marinated, roasted tempeh is a classic plant-based dish you can use as a protein entree, or as an addition to salads, wraps, or grain bowls.




  1. Place cubed tempeh in a medium dish.
  2. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha sauce, agave syrup, garlic, and ginger. Stir well, cover, and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place tempeh on a baking sheet, spreading out evenly. Place in top rack of oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, until golden and crisp on outside.
  4. Remove from oven and cool.
  5. Serve in salads, as an entree, on vegetable skewers, and in sandwiches or wraps. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free tempeh and soy sauce.


  • Serving Size: 2 ounces
  • Calories: 147
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 290 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 11 g