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Easy Tempeh Fajitas

  • Author: B. Britnell
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large servings and 4 medium servings 1x


For Tempeh marinade:

  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika

For the fajitas:

  • 8 ounce package of tempeh, cut into thin slices (as pictured)
  • Oil for pan
  • 2 bell peppers, I used 1 red and 1 green
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • Optional for serving: tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, cheese. keep it simple!


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the marinade ingredients.
  2. Add in the tempeh slices to the marinade and toss until each piece is covered in the marinade. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  3. When ready to cook, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and the bell peppers. Salt and pepper a bit to taste. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the onion is translucent and the peppers are beginning to get tender.
  4. Add in the tempeh and toss with the peppers and onions. Cook until the tempeh is heated through thoroughly. No more than about 5 minutes.
  5. Assemble your fajitas according to liking and ENJOY immediately :)