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Grilled Barbecue Tempeh with Avocado

We’re still settling in and unpacking at the new house, but that hasn’t stopped us from breaking out the grill as soon as we could! A few nights ago we used it for the first time and despite having a quiz to take and other things to do, I had to put together something simple and quick to throw on the grill. Tempeh strips, sliced avocado, grilled onions, and barbecue sauce made for a delicious and fast veggie meal with all of the wonderful taste and smell of charcoal that I didn’t want to miss out on by not eating meat.

I stumbled upon this veggie basket for grilling recently at Rite Aid, of all places! It was in their clearance bin of summer items and it caught my eye because I hadn’t seen one before but the concept is perfect. If you don’t have a Rite Aid nearby or your store’s selection of summer items has been picked clean, they’re very affordable on Amazon too. I know I’ll use this all summer to change up my veggie routine.


  • Lightlife organic “Bacon” tempeh strips (I accidentally grabbed these, thinking they were a solid block of tempeh but they ended up working out really well!)
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Onion, sliced
  • Hamburger bun or kaiser roll
  • Annie’s Smokey Maple BBQ sauce


Place the tempeh strips in a bowl and brush with barbecue sauce, allowing it to marinate for about 30 minutes. Slice the avocado and onion, and get the onion over the coals first so they have time to cook until tender – about 10 minutes. My husband grilled the tempeh until it was heated through, and toasted the buns on the grill too. Assemble your sandwich, top with extra barbecue sauce, and enjoy!


  • Theresa
    July 3, 2017 at 10:18 am

    This looks tasty! I grew up eating tempeh, and although I don’t eat it much anymore, I would absolutely eat this burger.

  • Tanvi Rastogi
    July 5, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I am a vegetarian so I will have to give that a shot. 🙂


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