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Fall Favorite Maple-Mustard Tempeh Bowls

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


These tempeh bowls are a true fall favorite! Massaged kale, sweet potatoes, roasty marinated maple-mustard tempeh, crunchy apple, and an unexpected pile of briney sauerkraut.


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The Maple-Mustard Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup stone ground mustard
  • 23 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil

The Bowl Stuff:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 blocks tempeh, cubed
  • 34 cups kale, cut into small pieces
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut
  • other toppings / add-ins: quinoa, crispy onions, pecans, apples, dried cranberries


  1. Make the dressing and marinate tempeh: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Shake dressing ingredients in a jar. Marinate the tempeh in about half of the dressing for about 30 minutes, or just while the oven heats up.
  2. Roast tempeh and sweet potato: Place marinated tempeh (with marinade) on a baking sheet. Add sweet potatoes to the other half of the baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt, and roast for 25-30 minutes. When both are browned and roasted, toss the tempeh with a little more dressing so it soaks up lots of mapley-mustardy flavor.
  3. Get the kale all yummy: Pro tip: place the kale in the same bowl that the marinated tempeh was in so it can grab onto all the leftover marinade in the bowl. Massage the kale with a little bit more dressing and the avocado, so the avocado kind of smashes into the dressing and makes it tender and a little bit creamy.
  4. Toss and serve: Toss up the roasted tempeh, sweet potato, kale, sauerkraut, in a big bowl with any other extras that you like. I mean, RIGHT?! It’s shockingly good.


Dressing: If you love dressing (I do), you may want to double up on the dressing amounts just to make sure you have enough for your leftovers.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Bowl
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: tempeh recipe, tempeh bowl, vegan bowl recipe