Grilled Tempeh Sandwiches from Dr. Weil

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

From the book "8 Weeks to Optimal Health". I have not made it yet. Posting for safekeeping. Dr Weil says: "Tempeh is a fermented-soybean product, a staple food of Indonesia, with a meaty texture and a bland flavor. You will find packages of it refrigerated or frozen in health-food stores." ETA: Well I tried it. I would say it is for die-hard tempeh fans. I had never tried it before and I will try it another way but probably not this way again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thaw tempeh if frozen. The 8 oz packages that I got were a square shape just the size of a loaf of bread. Cut each cake thru the middle (so it is two thinner pieces but the same size square) using a sharp knife. If you get a 1 pound section and it is rectangular you will want to cut it crosswise first.
  2. Marinate the tempeh slices in the combined marinade at least 1 hour at room temperature or 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Drain the tempeh and grill or broil until well browned. I used a Foreman grill and I think it took about 7 minutes.
  4. Make sandwiches of it on toasted bread with lettuce, tomato and your favorite spread.