Stir Fry Tempeh with Kale Tomato Sauce

Stir Fry Tempeh

Stir Fry Tempeh with Kale Tomato Sauce

Tempeh is one of the best soy products and is a tradition Asian soy dish from Indonesia.  Tempeh is one of the healthiest foods as it is high in proteinhigh in fiber and so much more.  Some of its healthiest contents are large amounts of folate, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium and iron.  Its suitable for a vegan diet, and gives a nice hearty consistency that’s very different from tofu which is a nice way to mix it up for those who don’t eat meat.  Replacing meat and dairy with tempeh and other soy products can also lower total cholesterol intake by about 125 milligrams per day, and lower saturated fat by about 2.4 grams per day according to 


Stir Fry Tempeh

Cooking tempeh can be tricky and challenging.  In Indonesia, people often fry tempeh until it’s crisp, then eat it with sambal or fresh chilies and prepare it as a main meal.  You can buy tempeh at Asian markets or healthy food stores like Trader’s Joe, Jimbo’s, Sprout’s and Whole Foods. I usually buy some organic Tempeh from my local Trader’s Joe  because the quality is pretty good and price is much cheaper than competitor stores (around $1.99 per package).


Today I am going to share a tasty tempeh recipe: Stir Fry Tempeh with Kale, Tomato Sauce and Curry.  This recipe offers a significant amount of antioxidants and is also low in carbs. Tomato sauce contains lycopene and vitamins, providing antioxidants that protect your body’s tissues from damage. The curry spice mix also offers valuable health benefits including anti-inflammatories and toxin removers, plus it protects the immune system against heart disease and cancer.

I hope you’ll enjoy this easy tempeh recipe!  I can’t wait to share more healthy tempeh recipes with you again soon, they are a personal favorite of mine.

Stir Fry Tempeh with Kale Tomato Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pieces package organic tempeh break it apart into small
  • 1/3 cup red onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • salt according to your liking
  • 2/3 cup organic tomato sauce unsalted and unsweetened
  1. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat
  2. Add coconut oil to the skillet, swirling to coat
  3. Add tempeh and stir-fry for about 3 minutes
  4. Add red onion and stir fry for about 2 minutes
  5. Add cumin powder, curry powder, black pepper, salt and tomato sauce. Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes
  6. Add kale and stir fry for about 1-2 minutes

Sti Fry Tempeh. Tempeh is one of the best soy products and is a tradition Asian soy dish from Indonesia.  Tempeh is one of the healthiest foods as it is high in protein, high in fiber and so much more.  Some of its healthiest contents are large amounts of folate, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium and iron.  Its suitable for a vegan diet, and gives a nice hearty consistency that’s very different from tofu which is a nice way to mix it up for those who don’t eat meat.


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  • Reply
    Gwendolyn Mulholland
    Sep 10, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I have never head of tempeh before. This recipe looks delicious and would make kale more palatable to me.

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    Sep 11, 2016 at 5:13 am

    This is the first time that I am hearing about tempeh, but if it’s healthy food then it’s something that I definitely would want to try. I love kale so this dish is something that I will certainly try at home.

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    Sep 11, 2016 at 6:33 am

    I just started eating and growing kale last year and I can’t get enough of it now. Must try this recipe. Thanks for shiaing.

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    dana vento
    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Kale is one of my fav veggies and when it is a dedicated dish I love that. Your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Dina Demarest (@dinade)
    Sep 11, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    This looks delicious. Kale is one of those things that grows like crazy in my garden. Yum!

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    Bonnie Gowen
    Sep 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    That looks amazing! I would love to try that for lunch or supper tomorrow night.

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    BLisa B
    Sep 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    you can cook for me any day, that looks delicious!!

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    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    That looks delicious. I’m going to have to get some Kale and make this next week!

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    Nicole Haas Etolen
    Sep 12, 2016 at 4:24 am

    oh my goodness! This is really good for sure. I’ll have to try this.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Sep 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Kale is really good for you and I love new ways to of eating it. This stir fry tempeh and kale tomato sauce sounds and looks delicious so we will have to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Chrishelle Ebner
    Sep 12, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I have never cooked with tempah, but I love kale. It is a staple in our diet. I will have to try this recipe, it looks very interesting.

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    Sep 12, 2016 at 11:42 am

    What a great looking dinner!!! I love a good stirfry this one sounds amazing, love that you have Kale in it.

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    Liz Mays
    Sep 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    This is such a pretty meal and an awesome way to use kale. I bet I’d like these flavors a lot.

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    Bites for Foodies
    Sep 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    This recipe is right up my alley!! I make sauteed kale at least twice a week…and often add fresh tomato sauce to it. I never thought to add tempeh, or even tofu for added protein!

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    Sep 12, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    This looks so fresh and healthy! Totally making it this weekend.

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    Sep 13, 2016 at 1:50 am

    OMG, you had me at Tempeh….we are vegan, so we are always looking for yummy ways to get our protein and cook Tempeh! Thanks.

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    Sep 13, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Omg can we say yum?!?! This styfry looks absolutely delicious. Must give it a try!

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