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Grilled Tempeh

Tempeh tastes even better on the grill! This Grilled Tempeh is marinated in soy sauce, then grilled to perfection, which adds to the smoky flavor of it all. Plus, it’s delicious on a sandwich, salad or paired with your favorite vegetable! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, dinner, sides
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: grilled tempeh, tempeh
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Erin


  • 8 oz. tempeh (1 package); plain
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place the block of tempeh on a cutting board, then thinly slice it and place the slices in a small plastic bag or a bowl.
  • Next, make the marinade. Whisk the soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder, and salt together. Then, pour the marinade over the tempeh (either in the bag or the bowl) and place the tempeh in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes, or up to 4 hours, allowing it to marinate.
  • Place a grill grate on your grill, then heat your grill over medium heat (approx. 400°). Spray the grate with nonstick spray, then place the tempeh in a single layer on the grate (you may need to use two grill grates, or do this in batches). Grill it on the first side for 4 minutes, then flip it over, brush it with a little more of the marinade and grill it for 3-4 minutes on the second side.
  • Transfer the tempeh from the grill onto a plate. Before serving, brush it with any remaining marinade and sprinkle it with sea salt. Enjoy!


*Calories are per serving and are an estimation 
*Can use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce
*Want to take the flavor up a notch? Try adding 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke to the marinade


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg