Real bacon is high in cholesterol and saturated fats! This Vegan Tempeh Bacon is a much healthier plant-based alternative. It's quick and easy and you can make it in the pan. The tempeh slices are smoky and crispy - perfect for breakfast with some tofu scramble or in wraps, burgers etc.!
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
1 1/2tablespoonssoy sauce
1 1/2tablespoonssesame oil
1/8teaspoonsalt + more to taste
10thin slices of tempeh
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, liquid smoke, maple syrup, and salt. Then pour it in a large enough pan that can hold all the tempeh slices.
Add in the tempeh slices in a single layer. Let the tempeh soak in the marinade for 2-3 minutes, then flip the tempeh slices. Let them soak for another 2 minutes. Then bring the pan to medium to high heat.
Cook the marinated tempeh slices for about 3-4 minutes (until lightly browned and crispy), then flip and let them cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes as well. Done! Check out the ideas on how to use them in the post!
You can use the same marinade and technique to make Tofu Bacon (it's a great alternative if you can't find tempeh).