Easy Tempeh Fajitas

vegan tempeh fajitas

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I wish I started making this recipe years ago, because it amazes me how fast I can get a flavorful and filling meal on the table. If you’re into Mexican flavors, these easy tempeh fajitas will be a part of your staple recipe rotation!

easy tempeh fajitas

Homemade Tempeh Fajitas

Despite my mom making fajitas often when I was growing up, I never made them at home much until recently. Since I don’t eat poultry, it’s hard to find a hearty replacement for chicken that actually has adequate protein. I do order shrimp fajitas at restaurants sometimes and have made them from home. But, I’ll admit that until the past year, I wasn’t very confident in my fish preparation skills and preferred to eat it while out. Then one day it dawned on me – tempeh! I often slice it thin as you can see in the photo and add other marinades for wraps, grain bowls, and sandwiches, and that size is perfect to provide the hearty protein element needed in the fajita.

If you’re making fajitas from home, you can easily sub another protein for the tempeh used here, but I also love tempeh because it cooks SO quickly while absorbing flavor easily. By using a bag of frozen peppers and onions, this meal from start to finish only takes 10 minutes. TOTAL. I wasn’t kidding when I named this recipe “easy tempeh fajitas”. If you use fresh peppers and onions (which I opt for often in an effort to reduce the plastic bag waste from frozen veggies) it’ll add no more than 5 minutes, so you can still have delicious filling tortillas on the table in 15 minutes.

vegan tempeh fajitas

Easy Tempeh Fajitas

With bold flavors and filling ingredients that come together in under 10 minutes, these easy tempeh fajitas will be a part of your staple recipe rotation!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1 bag frozen peppers and onions or 2 bell peppers and 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 packages tempeh cut into thin strips
  • 2 tsp chili powder


  • Heat oil over a medium skillet before adding peppers and onions and stirring well. Cover and let cook 3-4 minutes, stirring once half way through.
  • Stir chili powder into pepper and onion mixture before adding in sliced tempeh. Stir again, cover, and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite tortillas and top with guacamole, cheese or non dairy cheese, or your favorite fajita toppings.
Keyword easy tempeh, vegan mexican dinner
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