Tempeh Bacon

Be aware that the tempeh takes time to fully absorb the flavours, so the bacon will taste blander than expected while cooking, but the flavor will increase over time. Feel free to add more soy sauce and liquid smoke in the pan towards the end, but don’t over season

Tempeh Bacon

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Salad
Servings: 250 g
Calories: 3kcal


  • 250 g tempeh
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce I used Franks
  • 4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt
  • pepper


  • slice the tempeh super thin, but not so thin that it breaks apart- about 1/8 inch
  • add 1tbsp soy sauce, the olive oil, syrup, hot sauce, 2tsp liquid smoke, paprika, cumin and pepper to a ziplock back with the tempeh. Press out all the air, seal and massage to coat the bacon with the marinade. Allow to marinade at room temperature for at least 10 minutes
  • Heat more olive oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Add the tempeh, remaining soy sauce, liquid smoke and season with salt and cook until crisp and dark- 10-15 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg