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BBQ Tempeh Avocado Sandwich

These BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches are the perfect summertime meal, spicy and sweet, loaded with avocado, juicy tomato, onion, spicy mustard and vegan mayo.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwich
Author: Kathy Patalsky


  • 1 8oz package of tempeh, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 cups vegan BBQ sauce (DIY BBQ Sauce recipe here)
  • 2 ciabatta rolls (or another bun/bread option)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoon vegan mayo
  • 1-2 tablespoon spicy mustard
  • greens, lettuce or cole slaw (optional)


  • Add the tempeh and BBq sauce to a large pot. Tuen heat to high and cover with a lid. After two minutes, turn heat to low and leave covered. Allow to cook another minute or two, then uncover lid. Gently toss the tempeh with the BBQ sauce a bit. The sauce should be darkening and the tempeh should be tender by now. Keep cooking the tempeh until the sauce is nice and sticky and thick, and the tempeh is soft and limp. Do not over cook to the point where the tempeh is falling apart though. Turn off heat and set aside to cool a bit. (As the tempeh cools, the sauce with thicken up even more.
  • Toast your bread and slice open.
  • Add the vegan mayo and mustard, tomato, onion. then top with plentiful amounts of tempeh. The finish with the avocado and greens (or slaw). Close buns, slice and serve warm!

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 22g