Tempeh Sandwich Time — The Infamous TLT

By Henry's Tempeh

By Henry's Tempeh

Tempeh Sandwich Time — The Infamous TLT

The Infamous TLT

This sandwich is the ultimate speedy lunch or dinner meal. Perfect for a summer's day when tomatoes are at their ripest and you need something that is super fast and delicious that everyone will love. Pair it with oven baked fries or veggies cooked on the grill.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 sandwiches


  • 1 ciabatta bun or any delicious sandwich bun
  • 1 ripe tomato sliced
  • 4 leaves of romaine/any type of lettuce
  • veg mayo
  • 1 brick of tempeh original, basil, or red pepper all work great!


  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp neutral cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • Steam tempeh for 10 minutes on the stovetop
  • Meanwhile prepare the marinade: whisk ingredients together in a bowl
  • Slice steamed tempeh into ½ cm thick slices
  • Lay tempeh slices in a flat shallow dish or pan with sides. Pour marinade over top, lift up slices so the bottom also gets coated in the marinade. Leave sit for a couple minutes – the slices should soak up the marinade
  • Follow either option to cook the tempeh.

Option 1: cook on the stove top

  • Heat a well-seasoned pan over medium high heat. Pan is ready when a splash of water sizzles.
  • Place tempeh strips in the pan, cook 3-4 minutes per side (strip should be browned and slightly crispy). When you flip baste with remaining marinade.

Option 2: bake in the oven

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Place marinated tempeh strips on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, flip and baste with remaining marinade
  • Bake for another 10 minutes until browned and slightly crispy

Assemble the sandwich

  • Toast the sandwich buns
  • Layer the sandwich; tempeh, lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • ENJOY!!


If you're feeling extra adventurous try making some garlic mayo: per 1/4 cup of mayo crush 1 clove of garlic.
Keyword gluten free, sandwich, spring, summer, Vegan

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