Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Stir-fry
You won't miss the meat with this incredibly good-for-you, easy to make and flavorful stir-fry. If you're not familiar with tempeh, it is a fermented soy product with a chewy texture and a slightly nutty taste. Low in sodium and carbs, tempeh is also high in protein, prebiotics, calcium and manganese. We've kept our ingredient list simple for this recipe, but feel free modify with your own favorite veggies.
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
For the sweet and spicy sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
1 tablespoon rice or white wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1" freshly grated ginger root
1 tablespoon honey
For the stir-fry:
8 ounces tempeh, cut into 1" cubes
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced
1 white onion, cut into slivers
3-4 green onions, sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Make the sauce: Whisk all sauce ingredients together in a non-reactive bowl and set aside.
Heat a skillet or wok to medium-high on the stove top. Add oil. When oil is shimmering, add tempeh pieces and cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping the tempeh pieces with kitchen tongs every 2 minutes so that the tempeh browns on all sides. Add bell pepper and white onion and cook for 2 more minutes. Add sauce and cook for one more minute. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.