Peanut Tamari Tempeh Kebabs

the pure life


It’s summer BBQ season for all my Canadian friends and I wanted to share a new favourite of mine – tempeh kebabs! Ali loves a good kebab and bok choy is his favourite vegetable, so we paired the two to make a light dinner on the BBQ.

I love these kebabs because they are:

  • super easy to prepare – no stress or fancy cooking skills required.
  • a wonderful plant-based option, just marinate and throw on the BBQ like you would meat!
  • A fun Asian-style twist on classic BBQ recipes.
  • Easy to use as leftovers in a salad bowl for work the next day.

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Peanut Tamari Tempeh Kebabs

Recipe by The Pure Life


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These easy tempeh kebabs are the best on the BBQ!


  • 1 block organic tempeh

  • 1/4 cup tamari

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

  • 1 shake chilli flakes

  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1 yellow pepper

  • 1 green pepper

  • 1 red pepper


  • Chop up the tempeh into cubes.
  • In a shallow bowl, add the tamari, sesame oil, chilli flakes, coconut sugar and peanut butter and mix well. Add the tempeh and let it marinate for at least 30 mins.
  • Chop up the bell peppers and add the peppers & tempeh cubes along the skewers, alternating colours. Pour some olive oil on top of the skewers and add them to the BBQ.
  • The tempeh should cook about 5-6 minutes each side until thoroughly cooked. Serve the kebabs with a side salad and roasted potatoes for a complete meal.