Sweet and Sour Tempeh Kebabs Recipe

Make this vegetarian recipe ahead of time. Tempeh (soy) offers a meatless alternative for vegetarians at your next cookout.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz tempeh (soy)
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 apples or star fruit
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 6 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp ginger root, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot

Directions

  1. Cut tempeh and vegetables into 3/4-inch chunks. Cut fruit into thick slices. In a glass or stainless steel pan, spread everything out, one layer thick.
  2. Whip together the marinade ingredients using either the microwave method or stovetop method (as indicated).
  3. Microwave method: In a glass bowl, microwave marinade on high power for six minutes, stopping to whip every two minutes.
  4. Stovetop method: In a saucepan, heat marinade over medium heat, stirring constantly until it boils and starts to thicken. Reduce heat and simmer for two to three minutes.
  5. Pour marinade over tempeh and vegetable chunks. Marinate in refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
  6. Preheat oven or grill to 400 degrees.
  7. Arrange tempeh and vegetables on skewers; then arrange on a pan or on the grill. Brush with marinade and broil or grill for 15 to 20 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve kebabs on a bed of brown rice, noodles or grains. Heat remaining sauce and pour over top of kebabs.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
239
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    7g
    11%
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
    5%
  • Cholesterol
    0
    0%
  • Sodium
    303mg
    13%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    36g
    12%
  • Dietary Fiber
    0
    0%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    13g
    26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.