Tempeh Bacon Bagel

Serves 2 5 mins Prep 10 mins Cooking


For the tempeh

  • 200g block of tempeh, thinly sliced widthways
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the sticky glaze

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ΒΌ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari

For the garlic cream cheese

For the spicy tomato sauce

For the bagel

  • 2 bagels, sliced in half and toasted
  • Fresh spinach leaves and a sprinkling of mixed seeds, to garnish

Tempeh Bacon Bagel

Serves 2 5 mins Prep 10 mins Cooking


Cooking Steps

  • 1

    In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, paprika and soy sauce or tamari.

  • 2

    Place a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add a little oil, followed by the tempeh slices. Cook the tempeh for 3 minutes on each side, brushing with the glaze on both sides.

  • 3

    Once the tempeh bacon is caramelized and sticky, remove from the skillet and set the slices aside to crisp up.

  • 4

    Wipe the skillet with a paper towel before adding a touch more oil, then the cherry tomatoes. Cook until slightly blistered, about 3 minutes.

  • 5

    Add the Very Lazy Garlic Paste to the vegan cream cheese and the Very Lazy Chilli Paste to the tomato ketchup.

  • 6

    Serve the tempeh bacon in toasted whole wheat bagels with the tomatoes, spinach, garlic cream cheese, spicy ketchup and a sprinkling of mixed seeds.

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