Sweet Balsamic Tempeh

I can’t get enough of this Sweet Balsamic Tempeh! It’s so easy to cook up, vegan, gluten free, and absolutely perfect for meal prep!

Prep: 5 minCook: 20 minTotal: 25 min
Servings: serves 2


  • 8 oz. tempeh
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works too)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Cut the tempeh in 1/2 – 1 inch cubes.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the tempeh and cook for about 7 minutes, tossing frequently so the tempeh gets golden brown.
  4. Once the tempeh is golden on a few sides, add the balsamic, ketchup, agave, water, onion powder, and garlic powder to the pan.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens.
  6. Serve alongside sautéed veggies and top with chopped herbs.
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