Published Apr 4th
Prep 15m Cook 45m Additional 1h Ready In 2h
Servings 8 servings Calories 170.6

Delicious tempeh in an easy recipe combining ginger, garlic, soy sauce and maple syrup. Serve over rice with green veggies. This is an old stand by recipe which I learned from my uncle who used to marinate chicken wings with these ingredients!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 cloves garlic, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages tempeh, sliced diagonally

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Process soy sauce, water, maple syrup, garlic, and ginger together in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  2. 2 Pour oil into a baking dish. Place tempeh on top of oil and pour soy sauce mixture over tempeh. Cover dish with aluminum foil and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. 3 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. 4 Bake tempeh, covered with aluminum foil, in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove aluminum foil, increase heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and continue baking until tempeh is slightly brown, about 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 170.6
  • Carbohydrate 13.1 g
  • Fat 9.5 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 457.5 mg
  • Sugar 6 g

Chef's Notes

You can substitute shoyu or tamari sauce for the soy sauce, honey for the maple syrup, and grapeseed oil for the olive oil.


  1. I m in agreement with the other reviews. The flavor is lacking something and the texture is very dry. I did try increasing the garlic but it didn t really help. Maybe it needs something tart like citrus. I will not be making this again.
  2. I agree with Jordan. Did you ever figure out what needed to be included to give it a bit more pizzazz? Do you think swapping out the olive oil with sesame oil would help?
  3. Rather boring. A modified version of this recipe with something to add a bit more moisture to the mix would be appreciated. Will experiment and post with results.