Barbecued Tempeh with Apple Salsa

Barbecued Tempeh with Apple Salsa

Autumn in the South means a complete mishmash of mixed weather. We’ve experienced it all this past month – almost freezing temps to hot and humid and everything in-between. This light and zesty dish is perfect for one of those warmer fall days that are best spent outside soaking up the last bit of late summer sun. If you’ve got a grill, these marinated tempeh slices would be the perfect thing to get it fired up one last time before the season ends. Of course roasting it in the oven works great too! We don’t have any halloween plans this weekend but we’ll be outside trying to make the most of this beautiful weather! Mark has spent the past couple months building a workshop and it’s finally starting to come together. Maybe there’ll be a little space for me to take my pictures in it too? I’ll share some pics and our plans for it soon!

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Ingredients for the Barbecued Tempeh 

1 package of tempeh (8oz)

1/4 cup of your favorite bbq sauce

2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon liquid smoke

 

Directions  

Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade. Slice the tempeh in half both ways so you have four equal pieces. Marinate the tempeh slices ideally overnight but a couple hours will work too. Bake on parchment papered baking sheet at 350F for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly beginning to brown around the edges. Serve with salsa. Also great on sandwiches!

 

 

Ingredients for the Apple Salsa 

2 green apples

1 small red onion

1 poblano pepper

1 green bell pepper

1 small bunch of parsley

juice of half a lemon (to keep the apple from browning)

1 tablespoon honey

pinch of salt to taste

 

Directions  

Evenly chop all the ingredients into small pieces. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the apple and toss to coat to prevent browning. Toss all the ingredients together including the honey and salt to taste.

 

notes 

Apple salsa inspired by a dish at this local restaurant.

 

 

 

8 Responses to “Barbecued Tempeh with Apple Salsa”

  1. danielle is rooting the sun

    grace this is such a fantastic recipe idea – i consume alternative proteins often and i really enjoy the preparation of the tempeh here (i’m a sucker for BBQ flavorings). and the apple salsa is a great idea. glad your weekend weather is good – ours in the midwest is giving us a nice surprise (brief as it may be). happy daylight savings!

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  2. Jodi Kay

    Love this, Grace! Sounds like the perfect meal for your change in seasons down south. Love that apple salsa! Soak up that warm weather while it lasts! x

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  3. Katie @ Whole Nourishment

    Grace, you sure know how to make big flavor and combine and contrast flavors and textures. I absolutely love the idea of the bright and crisp apple salsa with the rich smoky flavors of the tempeh. Beautiful dish!

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  4. jaime / the briny

    i love the elegance and simplicity of this dish, grace! it’s beautiful. the freshness of the apple coupled with the nuttiness of the lean slabs of saucy tempeh; this has such a lovely balance of comfort and freshness. hope you had a great weekend! xo

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  5. Jessie Snyder | Faring Well

    I love these flavors Grace! I’ve never been to the south, so I love hearing about its “isms” from you. And he built a workshop?! Cannot wait to see pictures! Hope you two had a happy halloween weekend together. Now, bring on the pumpkin pie and cookies! Hehe <3

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