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Apricot Balsamic Glazed Tempeh

Recipe by: Susan V, Featured on Chef AJ Live on 3-19-24


  • 1 block (8 oz) tempeh, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup Apricot Balsamic
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish


  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the Apricot Balsamic, tamari or soy sauce, maple syrup, minced garlic, ground ginger, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  2. Place the tempeh strips in the marinade, ensuring they are evenly coated. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes, or longer if time allows, flipping halfway through.
  3. Preheat a non-stick skillet or grill pan over medium heat.
  4. Once the skillet is hot, add the marinated tempeh strips, reserving the marinade.
  5. Cook the tempeh for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and slightly caramelized.
  6. While the tempeh is cooking, pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until it thickens slightly into a glaze.
  7. Once the tempeh is cooked and the glaze is ready, remove the tempeh from the skillet and arrange it on a serving plate.
  8. Drizzle the Apricot Balsamic glaze over the tempeh strips.
  9. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions, if desired.
  10. Serve the Apricot Balsamic Glazed Tempeh as a flavorful main dish or added to salads or grain bowls.
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