Maple-Caramelised Tempeh Fajitas with Spicy Guacamole

Mains / Vegan / Vegetarian

Fajitas de tempeh caramels et et guacamole épicé a l’érable-web
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4-6 portions
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  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup spicy salsa verde, home-made or store-bought
  • Salt and ground pepper


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 lb tempeh, cut into strips
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 2 capsicums, cut into strips
  • 1 red onion, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4-6 large tortillas



  1. Use a fork to mash the avocados in a bowl. Add the lime juice and salsa, and season to taste with salt and pepper.


  1. Warm the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the tempeh strips to give them colour, stirring gently, as tempeh can easily come apart. Brown on all sides, turning with a spatula or tongs.
  2. Pour the maple syrup into the pan, add the chili powder, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring the syrup to a boil, stirring frequently until it thickens and adheres well to the tempeh.
  4. Add the capsicums and onion and cook another 3 – 4 minutes. Sprinkle the cilantro over all.
  5. Warm tortillas in the microwave. Fill with the caramelised tempeh and veggies, then spread on the spicy guacamole. Roll up, serve, and enjoy!

The caramelised tempeh and vegetables will keep in the fridge for 1 week. The guacamole can keep in the fridge, with plastic wrap placed directly on its surface to slow oxidisation.

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