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peanut tempeh in a white bowl with scallions on top

Marinated Hoisin Peanut Tempeh

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  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


Easy Marinated Hoisin Peanut Tempeh that can be prepared baked, air fried or on the stove top. High in plant based protein and perfect to serve in bowls, salads, sandwiches and more!


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  1. Cut tempeh into desired pieces. You can slice them into triangles (shown in the photo), into 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch cubes or in strips about 1/4 inch in thickness. 
  2. Optional step: if you want to get rid of the slight bitter taste tempeh has, steam the tempeh in a steamer basket for 10-12 minutes. I find the marinade masks the bitter flavour really well so usually skip this step but if you’re new to tempeh I do recommend doing it. 
  3. Add the marinade ingredients into a shallow bowl and whisk until combined. Add the tempeh and toss until they’re all evenly coated in the marinade. Let it sit for 2-3 hours (preferably overnight). 
  4. Baked Method: Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Place the tempeh on a parchment / silpat lined baking tray and arrange tempeh so they are not touching each other. Bake for 23-25 minutes, flipping them half way (at 12 minutes). 
  5. Air Fry Method: Pre-heat air fryer to 375 F. Air fry for 15 minutes, flipping them half way (at 7 minutes). 
  6. Stove Top Method: Place the tempeh into a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Cook each side for about 4-5 minutes or until heated through and slightly browned and crispy on the outside. 
  7. Serve over rice (or grain of choice), noodles, salads, in sandwiches or enjoy straight off the pan. 


  • *To Make it Soy Free: Use black bean tempeh or hemp tempeh instead of soy.
  • **To Make it Gluten Free: Use tamari instead of soy sauce.
  • Helpful Equipment: baking tray, air fryer, silpat, tongs, parchment paper, non-stick skillet
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer).
  • Prep time does not include hands-off marinating time. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: entree
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: vegan, gluten free, asian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 268
  • Sugar: 7.7g
  • Sodium: 853mg
  • Fat: 13.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 20.1
  • Fiber: 6.9g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 0