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Grilled Tempeh 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.

Cooking Light JULY 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 skewers)
  • Hands-on:22 Minutes
  • Total:2 Hours, 10 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Protein: 14.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.6g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 444mg
  • Calcium: 108mg
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