Tempeh With Ginger Marinade

Tempeh With Ginger Marinade

The secret to making a really good marinade is finding the right balance between sweet, savory, and acidic elements. In this dish, the brightness of the orange and the ginger work really well together, and adding the slightest bit of sweetener brings out their flavors even more.

Health Benefits –  nut free, gluten free

Prep: 5 Minutes | Cooking time: 20 Minutes


2 cup tempeh (8 ounces/250 grams), cubed
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp grated ginger
Juice of 1 orange
1 tsp tamari
1 tsp maple syrup or date paste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, tamari, orange juice and maple syrup.
  3. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add the tempeh and boil for 5 minutes. Drain.
  4. Mix the tempeh with three-fourths of the marinade and marinate for at least 1 hour (preferably overnight).
  5. Place the tempeh on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10–15 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Brush the remaining marinade on the tempeh and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Cooking Tips

  1. You can also prepare the tempeh in an air fryer. Set the temperature at 400 degrees F and cook for 5–10 minutes before flipping the tempeh and cooking the other side for another 5–10 minutes.
  2. Serve this tempeh with your favorite veggies or power bowl.
  3. Serve with Ginger Miso Dressing.

Recipe has been graciously provided T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Gluten Free, Mains, Side Dishes

Created on 19 Jun, 2024.