• Party Food

  • Difficulty: Simple

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Yakitori – Tempeh and Aubergine Kebabs with Miso Coating

Yakitori is the name given to kebabs sold by street vendors in Japan. Traditionally, they're cooked over an open flame charcoal grill, making them ideal for barbeque season. Tempeh, which is made from fermented soya beans, is a source of protein and other nutrients.

  • Makes 4-8

  • Preparation 5 mins

  • Cooking 10 mins

Yakitori – Tempeh and Aubergine Kebabs with Miso Coating
  • Dairy-Free

  • Egg-Free

  • Vegan


For the kebabs
  • 200g tempeh, sliced into half moons
  • 4 spring onions, sliced into 3cm pieces
  • 1/2 aubergine, cut into 2cm cubes
For the Yakitori Sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegan miso
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar


  1. In a bowl, mix together all the sauce ingredients.
  2. Coat the tempeh and vegetables thoroughly with the sauce. The kebas can be used straight away or can be left to marinate for 2-3 hours to increase the flavour.
  3. Put the tempeh and vegetables onto 4 large or 8 small bamboo skewers.
  4. Grill or barbecue the kebabs for around 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are cooked through and well browned.

Cook's Tip

Using authentic Japanese soy sauces like tamari and shoyu, rather than standard supermarket ones, will also give the sauce more depth.

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