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Tempeh Salad with Miso Ginger Sauce

Ramp up your salad with marinated tempeh, fresh vegetables for the salad, and a flavorful miso ginger sauce.
Author: Shweta


For the Tempeh:

  • 2 cloves garlic; chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon oil; (I used olive oil)
  • 1 package tempeh; 6 oz

For the Miso Ginger Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste; or crushed ginger
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 juice of a small lime
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup water (add more for desired consistency)

Salad Option:

  • 1 stalk celery; chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup spinach; chopped
  • ½ cup green onion; chopped
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots


For the Tempeh:

  • In a medium container, whisk together garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, and oil.
  • Cut the tempeh into 1 inch triangles and place them in the container with the marinade. Make sure the tempeh is well coated.
  • Marinate for 4-24 hours (the longer the better!). Rotate once or twice while marinating to make sure all sides get well coated.
  • Once marinated, set oven to 375°F.
  • Place tempeh on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown.
  • Optional: add an extra tablespoon of soy sauce to the remaining marinade and drizzle over the tempeh. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.

For the Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together miso, ginger, tahini, maple syrup, lime, and black pepper until well combined.

Put it all together:

  • Put together your salad option in a large salad bowl or your meal prep containers.
  • Add the baked tempeh and drizzle with some (or a lot!) of the miso ginger sauce. If you are meal prepping, keep these separate and add to the salad when you are ready to eat!


  • This is a great meal prep dish! You can make the dressing and tempeh in advance and just add it to your salad option when you're ready to eat. 
  • If you make the sauce in advance, it may thicken so add water until you reach your desired consistency.