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Cashew Tempeh Stir-Fry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This bell pepper and tempeh stir-fry cooks up super fast and is served up with roasted cashews in a sweet and savory maple hoisin sauce.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Asian-Inspired
Servings: 3
Calories: 448 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 3 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • a big pinch of white pepper
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 1-8 oz. package tempeh, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper, I used half of each, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup roasted cashews
For Serving
  • cooked rice
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • toasted sesame seeds
  1. Optional: steam the tempeh. The easiest way to do this is by wrapping it in a wet paper towel and placing in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 2 minute increments, for 4 to 6 minutes total, stopping and letting it sit for a minute or so between increments.
  2. Stir hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and white pepper together in a small bowl.
  3. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of oil and place over medium heat. Add tempeh cubes in a single layer. Cook about 10 minutes, flipping once or twice, until browned on multiple sides. Remove tempeh from skillet and transfer to a plate.
  4. Coat skillet with remaining tablespoon of oil and raise heat to high. Add bell pepper and stir-fry until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Return tempeh to skillet and add hoisin sauce mixture and cashews. Flip a few times to coat everything and cook just until ingredients are heated throughout, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  5. Divide rice among plates or bowls. Top with stir-fried tempeh and sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include accompaniments.

Nutrition Facts
Cashew Tempeh Stir-Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 448 Calories from Fat 257
% Daily Value*
Fat 28.5g44%
Saturated Fat 5.9g30%
Sodium 723mg30%
Potassium 596mg17%
Carbohydrates 33.6g11%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 13.7g15%
Protein 19.2g38%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.