Tempeh Veggie Skewers

Tempeh Veggie Skewers
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

While visiting my brother, I have rare access to a BBQ and I wanted to make use of it to show you some yummy tempeh veggie skewers. These are marinated to infuse flavor into the tempeh and the vegetables, before grilling.

My brother has become a master at grilling, and you can see his technique in the recipe video below. Luckily he was there to do it, because it’s been so long since I’ve used a BBQ I probably would have burnt them!

Note: if you don’t have access to a BBQ you can easily bake these in the oven, whether on skewers or just laid out on a tray. But somehow having food on a stick is just more fun…

We paired our skewers with a peanut-coconut sauce and a simple green salad for a fresh and flavorful lunch.

Enjoy!

Tempeh Veggie Skewers

These tempeh veggie skewers are marinated to infuse flavor into the tempeh and the vegetables, before grilling. We paired our skewers with a peanut-coconut sauce and a simple green salad for a fresh and flavorful lunch.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut sauce, skewers, tempeh
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 skewers
Author Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Ingredients

  • 1 package tempeh cubed
  • 1 bell pepper chopped in large chunks
  • 1 onion chopped in large chunks
  • 1 green and/or yellow zucchini chopped in large chunks
  • 1 cup mushrooms chopped in large chunks
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil

Peanut Satay Sauce

  • 1/4 cup nut/seed butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • pinch red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Cut the tempeh and vegetables, and put them in a bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, tamari, sesame oil, and spices and toss to make sure everything is coated.
  2. Let the vegetables marinate for about an hour, tossing occasionally, then slide them on to skewer sticks and put on a BBQ or grill at medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally to make sure they don’t burn. You can also cook them on the stove or in an oven if you don’t have a grill.

Peanut Satay Sauce

  1. Stir together the peanut butter and coconut milk until smooth and creamy, then add the other sauce ingredients and stir until well combined.
  2. Serve the skewers along with a small dipping bowl of satay sauce for each person.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you like making veggie skewers, you may want to invest in reusable metal skewers. If you use wood or bamboo skewers, soak them in water for an hour before using so that they don’t burn on the BBQ.

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