Recipes » Side Dishes » Tempeh With Ginger Marinade
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


  • 2 cup tempeh (8 ounces/250 grams), cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or date paste


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, tamari, orange juice and maple syrup.
  • 3. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add the tempeh and boil for 5 minutes. Drain.
  • 4. Mix the tempeh with three-fourths of the marinade and marinate for at least 1 hour (preferably overnight).
  • 5. Place the tempeh on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10–15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • 6. Brush the remaining marinade on the tempeh and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. You can also prepare the tempeh in an air fryer. Set the temperature at 400 degrees F and cook for 5–10 minutes before flipping the tempeh and cooking the other side for another 5–10 minutes.
  • 2. Serve this tempeh with your favorite veggies or power bowl.
  • 3. Serve with Ginger Miso Dressing.

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