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Tempeh Satay

Aug 17, 2023 | Green Cuisine Recipe, Tempeh Recipes | 0 comments

Tempeh has a long and interesting history dating back to ancient Indonesia. Tempeh was first documented in the 1600s in Tembayat Village, Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. Satay is a grilled dish famous throughout Southeast-Asia. Indonesia is thought to be the true birthplace of satay, but the dish was carried to surrounding countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and now to you at Nanaimo Veg Fest! Here is a simple Satay Recipe you could enjoy with Green Cuisine Tempehs.

For the satay:

1 pack of Simply soy or Sunseed Tempeh

Satay Sauce:

1/4 C Peanut Butter

2 Tbsp Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Maple Syrup

2 Tbsp Hot Sauce (adjust according to your heat tolerance)

2 Tbsp Sesame Oil

1 Tbsp Garlic Powder

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1/2 tsp Salt

Splash of water (to thin the mixture)


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a dish and whisk until smooth.
  2. Cut tempeh pieces into bite-size pieces.
  3. Generously coat the tempeh with the sauce and marinate overnight in the fridge.
  4. Place the tempeh directly on the grill and barbeque it for a smoky flavor.
  5. Alternatively, place all the tempeh on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven at 400F for 10 minutes on each side or until brown and aromatic.
  6. Apply the extra sauce on top before serving hot.

Tempeh satay is a delicious and flavorful dish that is a great way to enjoy tempeh. With its origins dating back to ancient Indonesia, tempeh has a rich and interesting history. Satay, a grilled dish famous throughout Southeast Asia, is the perfect accompaniment to tempeh, and this recipe brings the two together in a delicious and healthy way.

This recipe is simple and easy to make, and the satay sauce is the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy. Whether you choose to grill or bake the tempeh, this dish is sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or dinner party.

In addition to being delicious, tempeh satay is also a great source of nutrition. By choosing to incorporate more plant-based proteins like tempeh into your diet, you may experience many health benefits, including improved heart health, better digestion, and reduced inflammation.

So why not give this tempeh satay recipe a try and enjoy the rich history and flavors of tempeh and satay? Your taste buds and your body will thank you.