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Air fryer spicy mango tempeh garnished with green onion and extra sauce on a plate

Air Fryer Spicy Mango Tempeh

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Total Time: 25 min.
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Entree, Appetizer
  • Method: Blend, Air Fry, Sauté
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A sweet and spicy vegan protein made with whole food ingredients. This Air Fryer Spicy Mango Tempeh recipe is sure to be a favorite!


  • 1 Large Mango (Peeled and Chopped with Pit Removed)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (Peeled)
  • 1 Inch Fresh Ginger (Peeled)
  • 2 Tbsp Liquid Amino or Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Tapioca Starch
  • 2 8 oz Packages Tempeh (Cubed)
  • 1 Green Onion (Sliced Thinly, for Garnish)


  1. Prepare the mango, garlic and ginger as directed above. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Place all of the ingredients, except the tempeh, into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Set the sauce aside. 
  3. Cube the tempeh into 1 inch squares and carefully arrange in the air fryer. Allow to cook for 10-15 minute or until golden brown and crisp. 
  4. Carefully, transfer the tempeh to a frying pan and place on the stove over medium heat. 
  5. Pour enough sauce to coat the tempeh thoroughly. You may have left over sauce. 
  6. Stir the tempeh until it is completely coated and the sauce is warm. Approx. 3 minutes. 
  7. Serve and garnish with green onion and extra sauce if desired.


  • If you have leftover sauce, it can be used as a salad dressing, served over grilled or roasted vegetables, or used to dress your own favorite plant-based protein.
  • The tempeh can also be substituted with cubed tofu or seitan, if desired.
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Keywords: Air Fryer Tempeh Recipe, Spicy Mango Tempeh, Vegan Entree