Tempeh Sauteed with Spices and Garlic For a Special Vegan Dinner

This tempeh sauteed with spices is a super easy dish to add to any vegan dinner. Tempeh is firmer and tastier than tofu with its nutty taste and texture and it is much healthier too making your meal full of easy to digest protein and vitamin B12.

All the ingredients in this meal are very healthy.

What I created was a healthy marinade without sugar as most of the recipes I see online do. Sugar and beans do not go well together as it makes the bean difficult to digest. So this tempeh sauteed meal has no sugar.

Marinated tempeh
Tempeh, sliced

Tempeh truly is a nutritious superfood full of health benefits including good protein and vitamin B12.  For vegans, it can be challenging to get enough B12. Beans and lentils are full of good nutrition and have many health benefits but they do not have the essential vitamin B12.  Tempeh has the same protein quality as meat and is helpful in reducing cancer, is a powerful probiotic, helps with weight loss and more. Many have not heard of tempeh and have no idea what this food is.

Ginger is a wonderful herb superfood full of health benefits. Spicy aromatic ginger adds a unique flavour to meals and beverages.  The many wonderful health benefits of ginger also cause the cells of my body to glow with gratitude.

Garlic is full of health benefits.

To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking.  Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form.  If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait.

WHO recognizes that Onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.

If I had to choose just one herb spice to increase my well being and live a long healthy life it would be turmeric. It helps you when young, when middle-aged, and in old age. It helps both men and women for different reasons. This yellow spice gives the tempeh sauteed a beautiful colour too.

It is properly known as Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans. Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans, and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce.

As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option.  The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you.  The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter.  The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based.  Liquid forms will be less processed.  Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.

Coconut oil is actually very good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka and the Yucatan colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of  Coconut Oil, this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.

Tempeh Sauteed

Tempeh Sauteed with Spices and Garlic for Dinner Recipe

First, cut up the tempeh.

Tempeh Sauteed
Tempeh Chopped into Cubes

Now get your spices ready, chop up the ginger and measure out the turmeric, paprika, and cumin.

chopped ginger along with turmeric, paprika and cumin spices on a plate
Spices for the Marinade

Next is to make the marinade with Bragg Liquid Aminos, water, stevia, and the spices. Mix it all up until smooth.

tempeh suateed
Tempeh marinade made with liquid amions, water, stevia and the spices

The next thing to do is put the chopped up tempeh into the marinade and let it soak for at least 30 minutes.

Tempeh Sauteed
Tempeh in Marinade

You can add some cayenne to the marinating mixture.

Tempeh Sauteeing in Coconut Oil

Here is the full recipe with all of the ingredients and directions. It is easy, give it a try.

Tempeh Sauteed with Spices and Garlic For a Vegan Dinner

This tempeh sautéed with spices is a super easy vegan dinner recipe you can have a meal by itself, or along with any other dish.
Course Main Course
Keyword tempeh
Author Diana Herrington


  • 8 oz or 227 gram packet organic tempeh
  • 6 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Few drops of stevia
  • 1 Tbsp Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 green onions chopped


  • Cut the tempeh up into cubes
  • Make your marinade.
  • First put the turmeric, coriander, and ginger into a bowl.
  • Now add the water, stevia and Braggs Aminos to the bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Now toss the tempeh into the marinade.
  • Marinade for 30 min to 2 hours in the fridge.
  • Chop up the garlic.
  • Heat up the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add the tempeh and garlic and saute, stirring frequently.
  • Saute for 10 to 12 minutes until well browned and fragrant.
  • Serve hot with a sprinkling of green onions on top.

While you are making this you can steam some vegetables, which is what I did to make a full dinner. I mixed in the tempeh to the cooked vegetables and it was delicious.

Tempeh Sauteed with Spices and Garlic Mixed in with Vegetables

Delicous Vegan Tofu Recipes for You

 Spicy Asian Shiitake Mushroom Soup with Fried Tofu – Try this very tasty hearty shiitake mushroom stew.  It is a wonderful vegan dinner meal. You can always leave out the chili if you are one who does not like very spicy food like me.

 Tofu Kebabs are Delicious for Dinner and Are VeganTofu kebabs are a great addition to any meal and so yummy. They are filled with nutritious vegetables and protein-rich tofu. A great vegetarian addition to a barbecue this summer too especially for those wanting a vegan option.

 Fresh Sprout Salad with Tofu for LunchThis is a simple sprout salad with tofu that is easy and full of nutrients from the vegetables and lots of protein from the tofu. What makes it extra tasty is the crispy tofu.  If you are very busy and just want a quick meal then plain tofu will work too.

 Crispy Tasty Tofu is a Great Addition to Meals – I enjoy adding crispy tasty tofu to a meal. It adds a vegan protein which is actually good for us. You can get tofu in most health food stores; it is also Bean Curd and can be bought in Chinese markets.  Make sure it is organic and not GMO.

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