Smoky Tempeh Sandwich
Make this smoky tempeh the star of your next sandwich or wrap. Hearty and packed with plant-based protein, this sandwich will leave you feeling satiated but still full of energy.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
- 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari (for gluten-free)
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
- 1 8oz block tempeh
- 4 slices whole grain bread
- 4 tomato slices
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 1 avocado
- condiments of your choice (mustard, mayo, salt & pepper, etc.)
Mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, garlic powder, paprika, and liquid smoke in a large bowl or dish for marinating. Set aside.
Thinly slice tempeh into strips. Place in marinade and let sit for at least 30 minutes, the longer the better. Save any leftover marinade.
Once the tempeh has marinated, air fry at 325°F for 10-15 minutes, checking to make sure it's not burning. Baking will take longer, probably 10-15 minutes on each side.
If you have leftover marinade, you can coat the tempeh strips in this for extra flavor.
Toast bread slices if desired. Slice or mash avocado and assemble each sandwich with 1/2 the avocado.
Place lettuce, tomatoes, and tempeh slices on top. Add any additional condiments as desired, then top with bread slice. Enjoy!