Yum, this Easy Tempeh Bacon is the bomb! I wanted to make this tempeh bacon recipe because the supermarket no longer carries the pre-packaged, marinated tempeh that was already cut into strips. Instead, they carry a large chunk of tempeh that is uncut and very bland tasting. I thought I’d spruce it up today by adding a little tamari, a little hickory smoke seasoning, some pure maple syrup and a few tasty spices. And it sure turned out delicious, even more so than the premade brand I used to buy at the supermarket.
Tempeh is made from soybeans. The soybean was first cultivated by farmers of East Asia more than 5,000 years ago. It has been called one of nature’s most perfect foods. Each 3 ounce serving of tempeh contains 16 grams of protein, 250 milligrams of potassium and 6 grams of dietary fiber. The brand I buy is Lightlife, which makes its tempeh out of 3 organic grains: organic barley, brown rice and millet.
For all you bacon lovers out there, I challenge you to try this tempeh bacon. I guarantee you’ll love it just as much, if not more, than real bacon. It’s so versatile, too. Put it on veggie burgers, serve it with a tofu scramble or do like I did today and add it to your favorite vegan BLT. You can also serve it in a vegan Cobb salad or any recipe that calls for bacon. Anything you put it in is going to be great.
I’m always looking to create simple recipes that take only a few minutes from prep to plate. This Easy Tempeh Bacon is just that. Just marinate the tempeh strips in the savory sauce for a few minutes beforehand, then throw them into the frying pan for a few minutes to cook. In minutes, you’ll have a delicious tempeh bacon recipe that your whole family will enjoy.