Take control of your health: Learn more about our Plant-Based Nutrition CertificateLearn more about our Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate
Recipes » Side Dishes » Smoked Tempeh Bacon
CNS Logo
Smoked Tempeh Bacon Recipe

What You'll Need


8 oz package of tempeh

¼ cup tamari or soy sauce

2 tsp liquid smoke

3 Tbsp maple syrup


How to Make It


1 Steam block of tempeh in steamer basket (on stove 10 minutes OR in microwave approximate 6 minutes).

2 In medium bowl, combine tamari, liquid smoke and maple syrup.

3 Let tempeh cool, then slice into strips. Place slices into mixture and allow to marinate. The longer it marinates, the stronger the flavor will be. I like to leave it in refrigerator overnight if possible, but at least 30 minutes is necessary.

4 Add strips to sauté pan with a little bit of the marinade liquid and cook over medium high heat until crispy on one side. Turn and brown on other side. Add more of the marinade if needed and cook until caramelized. Around 5 minutes on each side.

Copyright 2019 Center for Nutrition Studies. All rights reserved.

In a few short weeks arm yourself with the knowledge you need to improve your overall health, learn new skills, or even inspire a career change. Understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. Hear from our graduates

Interact with learning team
100% online
Discuss topics with peers
Classes start every two weeks
CE credits available for health professionals

Sign up for our free newsletter

Inspiring articles and recipes in your inbox