smoky tempeh open-faced sandwich with lettuce and tomato slices, whole wheat bread
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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
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: sandwich, tempeh, vegan
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Smoky Tempeh

  • 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

Sandwich

  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1 avocado
  • condiments of your choice (mustard, mayo, salt & pepper, etc.)

Instructions

Smoky Tempeh

  • 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. 

Sandwich

  • 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!