Italian Flavored Tempeh Nuggets

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

These are amazing! When these cook, the balsamic marinade becomes a delicious caramelized coating. Use these nuggets over salads, over rice or to accompany pasta. They make great little finger snacks too. Cooking time does not include marinade time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut tempeh into 1/2 inch wide cubes.
  2. Combine the marinade ingredients in a container with a lid, stir to combine.
  3. Add tempeh, cover and shake well until all pieces are coated.
  4. Pace in refrigerator for one hour or overnight.
  5. Shake container every now and again (when you think of it) to coat all pieces. The tempeh will begin to absorb all the marinade.
  6. When ready to cook, heat a non stick skillet over medium low heat.
  7. Add tempeh and any liquid and cook for about 10 minutes, turning pieces until they begin to caramelize.
  8. Serve immediately or keep in a covered container in fridge.


Most Helpful

Oh, yum. These are crispy, crunchy, flavorful, deliciousness. I added some korean veggie stir-fry sauce to the marinade(I bought mine at Stop 'n' Shop, I highly reccomend it). These are super simple to make- perfect for a healthy, vegan meal in a time crunch. Loved it!

eliseghitman22 August 31, 2011

I thought these were great. Mine were a bit spicy- definitely due to the red pepper flakes. I ended up marinating them for just over 24 hours and I put them on a salad (baby spinach, carrots, tomato, avocado, and sauteed onions & mushrooms. I topped the salad with a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil & balsamic and I was set to go. Delicious! Best tempeh recipe I've made!

laurp0233 February 23, 2011

This was a very easy recipe to make and tasted great! I varied the spices and used oregano and red pepper flakes instead. It was slightly spicy but it was just perfect and really flavorful!

Leah675 February 20, 2013

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