These make a wonderful lunchtime meal, or cut in quarters they would be good finger food or appetizers for a party.

Tempeh Pineapple Toasts

Yield: 8 slices


  • 8 slices bread, toasted
  • 1 lb. tempeh, sliced in thin squares
  • 1 can pineapple rings
  • 1 jar vegan sandwich spread or vegan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • pinch sweet paprika powder as garnish
  • 8 candied cherries as garnish

Tempeh Pineapple Toasts


  1. Toast the bread in a toaster.
  2. Slice the tempeh in 8 thin squares.
  3. Warm the oil in a frying pan and braise the tempeh until golden brown on each side.
  4. Remove from the heat, brush with the tamari sauce.
  5. Drain 8 pineapple rings on a paper town, then lay in the warm frying pan to lightly brown and warm.
  6. Once the bread is toasted, spread with vegan sandwich spread or vegan cheese.
  7. Lay 1 tempeh slice on each slice of bread.
  8. Top with the pineapple.
  9. Dust with sweet paprika powder and place a cherry in the middle.