easy lemon pepper tempeh
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Easy Lemon Pepper Tempeh is a simple and delicious plant-based dinner option. Pair it with your favorite side dishes for a quick healthy meal!
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Serves: 4
  • 2 8-oz packages (16oz total) tempeh
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • *for the lemon pepper marinade*
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2.5 lemons)
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. First, prepare your tempeh. Unwrap it and slice it into strips - not too thin or they will fall apart!
  2. Heat up a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat, and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the tempeh strips and cook, flipping once or twice, until golden brown and fragrant.
  3. While the tempeh cooks, prepare the marinade. Juice your lemons into a medium bowl, add in the remaining marinade ingredients, and whisk it all together.
  4. When the tempeh is nice and golden brown, add the marinade into the pan, toss it all together, and then remove it from heat. The excess liquid will evaporate quickly.
  5. Serve the lemon pepper tempeh immediately with your desired side dishes. Enjoy!
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at https://www.thebakingfairy.net/2021/02/easy-lemon-pepper-tempeh/