Golden Brown Tempeh for Sweet and Sour Recipe

Sweet and Sour Tempeh: A Flavorful Vegan Stir-fry Delight

Savor the vibrant colors and diverse flavors of our Sweet and Sour Tempeh recipe. A quick, nutritious vegan stir-fry, perfect for a fulfilling dinner!

🍲 Dive into a bowl full of vibrant colors and diverse flavors with our Sweet and Sour Tempeh recipe. This vegan stir-fry combines crispy golden-brown tempeh and bell peppers in a tangy-sweet sauce for a quick, nutritious meal. Perfect to toss with your favorite salad or serve it over steamed rice for a fulfilling dinner. 🌱🌈💚

Recipe Summary:

⏲️ Total Time: 40 minutes
🍽️ Servings: 4
🍃 Vegan-friendly: Yes
🌾 Gluten-free: Yes, if using gluten-free soy sauce
🍅 High in: Protein, Fiber, Vitamins


  • 🌱 200 gm tempeh
  • 🥄 1 tbsp oil
  • 🧄 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 🌿 1 tsp ginger
  • 🧅 1 medium-sized onion
  • 🍏 1/3 cup rice vinegar/ apple cider vinegar
  • 🍬 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 🍅 1/4th cup ketchup
  • 🌱 2 ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 🫑 A cup of red, yellow and green bell peppers

"Preparing Sweet and Sour Tempeh - Stir-frying Ingredients"


  1. 🔥 Sauté 5-6 finely chopped garlic cloves, 1 tsp ginger, 1 medium-sized onion finely chopped in 1 tbsp oil, till the onions turn translucent.
  2. 🍲 Add 1/3rd cup rice vinegar/ apple cider vinegar, 1/4th cup brown sugar, 1/4th cup ketchup, 2 ½ tbsp soy sauce. Stir and reduce the sauce for a minute or 2.
  3. 🌱 In another pan slightly toast 200 gm of chopped tempeh till they are golden brown on both sides.
  4. 🫑 Add a cup of red, yellow and green bell peppers.
  5. 🍛 Finally add the tempeh to the sauce and toss it well to coat the tempeh with the sauce and let it simmer.
  6. 🥗 Take a bowl of salad of your favorite veggies together and add the tempeh mix.
  7. 🍽️ Garnish with white sesame seeds and voila! Your Sweet and Sour Tempeh is ready to be enjoyed!

⚠️ Allergen Alert:

  • Soy 🌱: Tempeh is made from soybeans. If you're allergic to soy, you might want to skip this one. But don't worry, we have plenty of delicious, soy-free recipes waiting for you!

🥗 Dietary Info:

  • Vegan 🌱: Yes! This recipe is vegan-friendly.
  • Gluten-Free 🌾: Yes, this dish can be gluten-free if you opt for gluten-free soy sauce.
  • Nut-Free 🥜: This recipe is nut-free. But always remember to check the labels of your ingredients!

👨‍🍳 Serving Suggestion: Our Sweet and Sour Tempeh is a versatile dish that can fit right into any meal. Serve it over a bed of steamed jasmine rice 🍚 for a comforting dinner, or toss it with a fresh salad 🥗 for a light yet fulfilling lunch. For an added crunch, sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds on top before serving! You can also pair it with your favorite gluten-free noodles 🍝 for a noodle stir-fry twist! Enjoy this flavorful tempeh recipe any way you like. 😊