Blackened Tempeh Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
These blackened tempeh sandwiches are made with spicy Cajun seasoned tempeh, red pepper slices and creamy vegan Remoulade sauce.
Course: Entree
Servings: 2
Author: Alissa
For the Sandwiches
  • 4 slices of good sandwich bread
  • 8 oz. package of tempeh
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2-4 tbsp. blackening seasoning store-bought or homemade
  • about 4 jarred roasted red pepper slices
  • 1/2 cup arugula
For the Remoulade Sauce
  • 3 tbsp. Vegenaise
  • 1 tbsp. horseradish mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp. cayenne pepper hot sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • dash paprika
  • a few dashes of cayenne pepper optional - just if you like extra heat
Make the Tempeh
  1. Cut tempeh into four slabs by halving thicknesswise then widthwise.
  2. Whisk together olive oil and vinegar and brush over both sides of tempeh slices.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of tempeh slices with blackening seasoning. Place tempeh slices on baking sheet under broiler.
  4. Cook until blackening seasoning begins to darken and edges of tempeh begin to crisp - this could take anywhere between one and ten minutes, depending on the strength of your broiler. Be careful, as slices can burn very quickly.
  5. Flip tempeh slices and repeat on other side.
Make the Remoulade Sauce
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in small bowl.
Assemble Sandwiches
  1. Toast bread slices.
  2. Spread with Remoulade sauce.
  3. Add in tempeh slices once done broiling, then top with arugula and pepper slices.