BBQ Tempeh Tacos with Vegan Ranch

BBQ Tempeh Tacos with Vegan Ranch

by Briona Adams

So good you won't believe it's vegan! Seriously. This dish packs a lot of punch when it comes to flavor, and the tempeh will leave you feeling totally satisfied. 



For the avocado salsa

  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 jalapeño diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the tacos

  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup green cabbage shredded
  • romaine lettuce shredded
  • vegan ranch*
  • 8 taco-size flour tortillas
  • cilantro for topping



  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the tempeh, garlic powder and smoked paprika to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the BBQ sauce and cook until it begins to caramelize (approx. 3-5 minutes). Turn heat to low until ready to eat.
  2. Prepare the avocado salsa by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. Add the red and green cabbage to a bowl and drizzle with vegan ranch (I used about 1/4 cup of ranch). Toss to combine.
  4. Heat the tortillas over an open flame or in a pan.
  5. To assemble layer tacos with romaine, cabbage, avocado salsa, tempeh, vegan ranch and cilantro.

Recipe sourced from This Savory Vegan.