Difficulty rating: For rookies Serves: 4 people

Yep, we went there. Christmas without compromise to the max. All the delicious, meaty turkey goodness, but totally plant-based, all-natural and nutritious. Dreams do come true!
Recipe by Better Nature


  • 2 x 200g Better Nature Organic Tempeh, sliced into thick chunks or slices to your liking
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 4 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Add the water, liquid smoke, mustard, rosemary, thyme, sage leaves and garlic to a mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly until combined. 
  2. Place the tempeh chunks into a roasting dish, before pouring the marinade on top of them. 
  3. Place the tempeh in the fridge to marinade, preferably overnight but 2-3 hours is sufficient if necessary. Turn over the tempeh pieces at least a couple of times to ensure they soak up the marinade evenly. 
  4. Remove the tempeh chunks from the marinade, generously brushing them with olive oil and place them in a new roasting dish. 
  5. Roast the tempeh at 180-200°C (160-180°C fan) for 10 minutes on one side, then flip and roast for a further 10 minutes on the other side.


We hope you loved this recipe as much as we do! We'd love to hear/see how you got on with it, so please share an image and tag us on Instagram!