Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weekend Cooking: BBQ Tempeh Sandwich

My fellow foodies Chinoiseries, Graasland and JannyAn are part of this Tofu and Tempeh Hop. We did a hop on dips in the last weekend of December and we had so much fun that we decided to do another hop and this time the theme is tofu and tempeh. I have had tofu before and while I can eat it alright, it never got me really excited. Tempeh I never had before, so that is why I decided to try to cook with this, especially when I saw a post on Healthy, Happy, Life on sandwiches that featured a BBQ Tempeh Sandwich that looked very appealing. Inspired by her post I made my very own.

BBQ Tempeh Sandwich  (makes 4 large sandwiches)
- 1 package of tempeh
- Your favorite bread (I used freshly baked multi grain bread, that I made that morning)
- Lettuce
- Cream Cheese or Toffuti cream cheese to veganise it.
- Cherry tomatoes
- Cucumber
- Your favorite BBQ sauce (I had smoked BBQ from calve)
- Mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
- Appel cider vinegar
- Sunflower oil

Slice the tempeh. Heat some oil in the pan and bake them for 1 minute on each side. Then put on a good deal of BBQ sauce and coat the tempeh with it. Turn the heat lower and let it simmer for a few minutes. Let the tempeh cool down a bit.

Meanwhile slice the tomatoes and cucumber, wash the lettuce and sprinkle some apple vinegar on there. Slather cream cheese on one side of the sandwich. Toss a heap of lettuce on top together with tomatoes and cucumber. Place some slices of tempeh on there. Slather the other side of the sandwich with some mayonnaise and you have build yourself a nice filling sandwich!

Most people would eat this for lunch but I made this for dinner on a Sunday evening. It was so filling that I had enough after only one sandwich.

If you want more Tofu and Tempeh recipes check out the following links:
Chinoiseries made Tempeh Burgers
Graasland made Faux Feta
JannyAn made Gado Gado

This post is part of Weekend Cooking. Make sure you check out what everybody has been up to food wise. It is always a lot of fun!


  1. It's new to me, tempeh on a sandwich. But, why not, looks tasty.

  2. Your sandwich looks very wholesome, tasty and filling :) I've not yet tried marinating the way you have, so that's a to-do for me.

  3. Sounds really good. Tempeh is such a great ingredient to work with. I can't eat much soy anymore but I used to cook with this often. I need to pass this recipe along to my niece. It looks easy enough for her (a teen) to make herself.

  4. I've never had Tempeh and it looks delicious in the sandwich. I'll have to look for it and give it a try. We like to try new things.

  5. Tempeh is new to me too. You have me curious, however. Your sandwich sounds good.

  6. What exactly is tempeh? I'm not familiar with it, but your sandwich looks delicious!

  7. @Annie: Tempeh is a soy product that you can buy in organic stores. It is often used as a meat replacement.

  8. I could tempeh every day! This looks delish :) I'll prbably eat it sometime as a variation on tempeh bacon!

  9. I have not been inspired to try this before your post. Will have to get some. Thanks for the nudge.

  10. I had no idea what tempeh was. This sandwich does however look delicious!