Tempeh Fajitas

Tempeh FajitasRecipe
Photography: Becky-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Use a wire grilling basket for the onion and bell pepper in this fajita recipe so they don't fall into grill. If there's enough room on your grill, you can heat the tortillas as the onion mixture and tempeh cook. Wrap in heavy-duty foil, and grill 5 miutes or until thoroughly heated.


4 servings (serving size: 1 fajita)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 259
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fat 5.1 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 14.6 g
Carbohydrate 47.3 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 712 mg
Calcium 64 mg


1 (8-ounce) package five-grain tempeh
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups (1/2-inch) vertically sliced onion
1 1/2 cups (1/2-inch-thick) slices green bell pepper
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
1/4 cup chipotle salsa (such as Frontera)


Cut tempeh in half crosswise; cut each half lengthwise into 6 strips. Place tempeh in a shallow dish. Combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, lime juice, cumin, oil, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and garlic in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour pineapple juice mixture over tempeh. Marinate at room temperature 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Prepare grill.

Lightly coat onion and bell pepper with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Arrange onion mixture in a wire grilling basket coated with cooking spray. Place grilling basket on grill rack; grill 5 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Remove the tempeh from marinade, reserving marinade. Place tempeh on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.

Warm tortillas according to package directions. Arrange 3 tempeh pieces, 1/2 cup onion mixture, and 1 tablespoon salsa down center of each tortilla; roll up.