Thai Peanut Tempeh Sautee

Tempeh is an ingredient that you may not know how to cook, I know I didn’t when I first heard of it years ago.  But it is a delicious and healthy source of protein when prepared properly!  This Thai Peanut Tempeh Sautee comes together in under 20 minutes and it is great for serving on top of a salad, or with rice and steamed veggies with the extra sauce for drizzling!

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



  1. Heat about 1 Tbsp oil in a pan over medium heat, and add the tempeh to the pan. Let the tempeh cook for about 5 minutes or until starting to brown, then flip over and cook the other side until brown. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the sauce ingredients until smooth (if it is too thick add a little more water).
  3. Coat the tempeh in the peanut sauce and serve over rice, or greens.

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Recipe Type

  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Protein
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Entree

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy