Tempeh with Lemon-Garlic Broccolini

Tempeh is an excellent high-protein option for vegan and vegetarian meals that takes on the flavor of the seasonings and sauces it is cooked with. This tempeh recipe pairs cumin-spiced slices of tempeh with brightly flavored lemon and garlic broccolini. The results are a meatless meal you’ll want to eat again and again!

Tempeh with Lemon-Garlic Broccolini

Tempeh with Lemon-Garlic Broccolini

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By: Team Beachbody
Posted in: Recipes
2 servings
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 min


  • Hot water
  • 2 bounches broccolini (approximately 12 oz.), remove and discard bottom third of stems
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin organic coconut oil
  • 6 oz soy tempeh, cut into strips
  • 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp no-salt Italian seasoning


Here are your instructions:

  1. Boil water in steamer or large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high. Place broccolini in steamer basket; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Place in ice water bath to stop cooking process. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.

  3. Add tempeh. Season with salt and cumin; cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove from skillet. Keep warm, and set aside.

  4. Add garlic to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.

  5. Add broccolini; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute, or until heated through.

  6. Evenly divide broccolini between two serving plates. Evenly drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.

  7. Top with tempeh; serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Tempeh with Lemon-Garlic Broccolini

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