Caramelized Tempeh Strips

Adapted from LuvTempeh by Maddalena Stancampaino



8oz tempeh

2 tablespoons coconut aminos or tamari

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoons coconut oil, avocado oil or ghee  

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 clove minced garlic

½ teaspoon smoke paprika (optional)



  1. Cut tempeh into ¼ inch strips.
  2. Prepare marinade: whisk coconut aminos, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, garlic and smoked paprika.
  3. Place tempeh drips in a dish or other large, shallow container and cover well with the marinade for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  4. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  5. Add tempeh in a single layer to the pan, sauté on each side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown / crispy.
  6. Add leftover marinade to pan and continue to cook until caramelized.
  7. Add tempeh strips to a wrap, salad or over grains and vegetables.