Tempeh Taco Recipe
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Tempeh Taco Recipe

Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines and I tend to make it at home a lot.

But sometimes I want a lighter version. And at least once a week, I try to do a meatless day, so tempeh has become my new best friend.

I buy the already marinated tempeh that you can find at most grocery stores.

Here’s a quick recipe that’s also satisfying.


    • Corn or whole wheat tortillas
    • Marinated tempeh (lemon pepper is easiest to find)
    • Black beans, re-fried or pinto
    • Cilantro
    • Diced onion
    • Plain Greek yogurt
    • Chipotle chili sauce
    • Avocado
    • Salsa
    • Cheese (optional)


In a skillet, heat marinated tempeh strips flipping occasionally until golden brown. Either warm tortillas in the oven, in a skillet,if you have a gas stove you can do it right on the burner, or wrap tortillas in a cloth napkin and microwave for 30-40 seconds.

Place 2-3 tempeh strips in the middle of the tortilla, add a spoon full of beans and top with onions, cilantro, avocado, salsa and if you want, a sprinkle of cheese.

Mix Greek yogurt with a few dashes of chipotle chili sauce and mix in a separate bowl. Serve on top of your tacos!


Want to watch Natalie take you throw this recipe step by step? Check out the video below:

YouTube video


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