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Grilled Tempeh Skewers

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 22 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 10 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 skewers)
The salty-sweet glaze complements the nutty, slightly tangy flavor of the tempeh. If you've never experimented with this soybean cake before, this is a good recipe to start with.

Ingredients

  • 5 teaspoons rice vinegar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package organic soy tempeh, cut into 16 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 16 button mushrooms
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into 16 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons diagonally sliced green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 250
  • fat 10.1 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 4.3 g
  • polyfat 3.4 g
  • protein 14.5 g
  • carbohydrate 27.6 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 444 mg
  • calcium 108 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon vinegar and next 4 ingredients (through black pepper) in a small zip-top plastic bag; add tempeh. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning occasionally.

  2. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons vinegar, honey, juice, canola oil, salt, and red pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 2 minutes or until honey mixture is slightly thickened.

  3. Preheat grill to high heat.

  4. Thread tempeh, tomatoes, mushrooms, and bell pepper alternately onto each of 8 (6-inch) skewers. Place skewers on grill; grill 10 minutes or until browned, turning after 5 minutes and basting occasionally with half of honey mixture. Drizzle with remaining honey mixture; sprinkle with onions.

Cook's Notes

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