Sweet Jalapeño Tempeh Strips

If you're looking to try out more tempeh dishes, these Sweet Jalapeño Tempeh Strips are delicious! They're full of flavor and delicious plant-based protein to keep you fueled throughout your day.


– 1 8-oz package of tempeh – 2 tbsp of olive oil or your choice of veggie oil – 2 tbsp of soy sauce – 2 tbsp of maple syrup – 1 jalapeño pepper if you want it less spicy be sure to cut out the seeds – ½ of a red onion – ½ tsp of garlic salt

Slice the tempeh in small strips about, 1/4 inch thick. In a flat dish or tupperware, whisk the oil, soy sauce, and maple syrup together until a brownish color develops.

Place the tempeh in the mixture and let marinate for about 10 minutes. Make sure each side of the tempeh is under the liquid. You may need to turn over the strips on occasion. Meanwhile, finely chop the jalapeno and red onion and set aside.

Heat a frying pan or skillet on medium heat. Remove the tempeh strips from the mixture and place on the heated pan. Pour excess oil mixture over the strips into the pan.

Sprinkle the red onion, jalapeno, and garlic salt over the strips. Turn over the strips with a spatula or fork so that they are evenly browned on each side. Probably about 3-5 minutes on each side, but definitely eye it.

Serve with pancakes, waffles, or french toast and of course with love!