This tempeh and veggie stir-fry hits the spot when you're craving an delicious blend of flavors and textures! Hearty, protein-rich tempeh combined with fresh and crisp seasonal vegetables creates a match made in stir-fry heaven!

Seasonal Indonesian-Inspired Tempeh and Veggie Stir-Fry [Vegan]







For the Stir-Fry Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small hot chili pepper, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fruit-sweetened ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons naturally-brewed tamari (reduced-sodium or regular)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar or turbinado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 8 ounces tempeh, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion, large dice
  • 4 cups fresh seasonal veggies or veggie mixture, such as broccoli florets
  • 2 large or 3 medium red, orange and/or yellow bell peppers, seeded, julienned
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 scallions, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces on the diagonal
  • 1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish


For the Stir-Fry Sauce:

  1. Fully heat the sesame oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the hot pepper and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the ketchup, tamari, sugar, vinegar, ginger, and broth and reduce sauce mixture to slightly thicken, about 12 to 15 minutes. Set aside. (Note: This stir-fry sauce can be made in advance and chilled.)

For the Stir-Fry:

  1. Fully heat the avocado oil in a wok over high heat. Add the tempeh and onion and stir-fry until the tempeh is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the seasonal veggies (such as broccoli), bell peppers, and garlic and stir-fry until the vegetables are heated through, about 2 minutes. Add the sauce mixture, scallions, and peanuts and stir-fry until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the stir-fry to a large bowl—or serve directly from the wok. Generously garnish with cilantro. Enjoy as is or with cooked brown rice.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 360 | Carbs: 31g | Fat: 3.5g | Protein: 19g | Sodium: 870mg | Sugar: 15g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.