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Tempeh Vegetable Stir Fry with Savory Sesame Peanut Sauce

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There was something very unique about our meal last night. It did not involve the stove or the microwave. Well, we don’t have a microwave but we do have a stove and we didn’t use it. We did use one small appliance and it was our electric tea kettle. We blanched the veggies, tempeh, and noodles in boiling water and while that was taking place I put together the ingredients for the sauce. It took less than 15 minutes, easy.

I started by boiling a full kettle of water. Then sliced the entire package of Trader Joe tempeh (is a total of 2 servings) and placed it in the bottom of a large bowl.


Then added what was left of our bag of stir fry veggies (probably about 1/2 of a very large bag). Once the water boiled, I poured that over the veggies and tempeh.

Filled the kettle with water and brought it to a boil again. This batch I added to 2 packages of drained/rinsed Miracle Nooldes (fetuccini style) and let them sit while I made the sauce.

Savory Sesame Peanut Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup bragg liquid aminos
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water (start with a 1/4 and add more depending on desired thickness)
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/2″ of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • couple dashes of cayenne pepper


  • Combine ingredients in a tall personal blender cup or blender and blend until smooth

Strain the miracle noodles and place on a paper towel or tea cloth to soak up excess water.

Drain veggie tempeh mixture and add back into large bowl, top with additional ingredients if desired. We love fresh onion and ginger, so I added 1/4 of an onion, sliced and another 1-2″ of ginger.

Pour sauce over vegetable tempeh mixture and toss to coat. Plate noodles, add veggies/tempeh, and serve!

So a few points…

  • This was really really good and really easy
  • If you don’t have or don’t want to try miracle noodles, peel a zucchini to make long veggie noodles, using a potato peeler or spiralizer
  • This was also easy because we had bought a mixed bag of fresh chopped broccoli, carrots, and pea pods – feel free to add more of your favorite veggies

Have you tried tempeh before? and what is your favorite way to use it? I’m pretty sure we’ll be buying this again, both Jeremy and I enjoyed the flavor and texture.


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  1. I haven’t always been a fan of tempeh, but I am now. Have you had tempeh bacon. Mmmmm! I’ll have to try my sesame peanut sauce (or yours!) over tempeh soon. I usually just pour it over noodles.

    • Anonymous says:

      I remember sort of liking it but that’s about it, but I’ve learned so much about raw food/non-meat food since my early days of vegetarianism 10 years ago that when I tasted it yesterday…it was just so good! I’m so glad that Jeremy likes to try all of this stuff with me and really enjoys it. I will have to keep my eye out for tempeh bacon, after eating it last night, I next want to find a HFCS free bbq sauce – I think they would be amazing together!