Turmeric Tempeh Skewers with Mango Relish

Turmeric Tempeh Skewers with Mango Relish


These Turmeric Tempeh Skewers with Mango Relish are healthy, simple, and absolutely heavenly. This easy plant-based protein is sure to become a family favorite!


A Healthy Vegan Protein

Tempeh is high in protein, probiotics, and is also incredibly versatile.  But when you combine turmeric with tempeh… you get a health powerhouse.

Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.  It has also been scientifically proven to have the potential to prevent heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.  Wow!  These two were meant to be partners.


Everything is Better on a Skewer!

But let me get back to this Turmeric Tempeh Skewer recipe! Skewers are just fun.  I mean, what is better than eating something off of a stick?! No need for forks!

If you also love eating from a stick, check out these Tempeh and Mushroom Yakitori Skewers, Broccolini Vegan Corn Dogsor these Miso Ginger Veggie Kebabs.  Yum, yum, YUM!

But best of all, these turmeric tempeh skewers can either be baked in the oven or grilled. No need to wait until a nice summer day to enjoy these vegan skewers!


Quick & Easy Homemade Mango Relish

However, I think my favorite part of this tempeh skewer recipe is the fresh mango relish. It sweet, bright, with a little kick. So yummy. Luckily, it’s also only fresh veggies and fruit so feel free to pile it on.


Frequently Asked Questions:


  • What tempeh works best for these skewers?


  • Can you garnish with a store-bought relish or salsa?

    • Yes.  We would recommend a using a sweet variety though.  Opt for a salsa or relish made with mango, pineapple, or corn to contrast with the earthy turmeric flavor of the skewers. 


  • How long will leftovers keep?

    • The skewers and relish will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.  We would suggest storing them separately so the skewers don’t become soggy from the mango in the relish. 


  • What if I don’t have skewers?

    • You can still enjoy this tasty turmeric tempeh without skewers.  Just bake the tempeh and serve it alongside a bed of lettuce or over a grain for a complete meal. 


Get Ready for… Turmeric Tempeh Skewers with Mango Relish!

Incredibly easy and INCREDIBLY tasty!  These Turmeric Tempeh Skewers with Mango Relish are perfect for an appetizer or a main entrée.  Better yet, they can be enjoyed at home or at a picnic.  All-in-all, a recipe you will want to make again and again.  Enjoy!


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Skewers on a white plate, with a small bowl of relish.

Turmeric Tempeh Skewers with Mango Relish

  • Author: MeatlessMakeovers
  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Cook Time: 25 min.
  • Total Time: 40 min.
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Plant-based Protein
  • Method: Bake or Grill
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Protein packed tempeh covered in an irresistible turmeric rub and topped with a fresh mango relish. This Incredibly nutritious plant-based protein that will have you coming back for more!



2 Bricks Tempeh (Cut into Rectangular Chunks)


1 Inch Grated Fresh Ginger

1 Piece Grated Fresh Turmeric

2 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Ground Turmeric

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1/4 tsp Salt

1 Lime (Juiced)

Mango Relish:

1 Medium Mango (Diced Small)

1 Medium Red Bell Pepper (Diced Small)

1 Jalapeño (Diced Small)

1 Cucumber (Diced Small)

1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro (Chopped)

1/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1 Lime (Juiced)



  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and prepare the fresh vegetables as per the directions above.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the mango relish and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, add the ingredients for the marinade and stir to combine.
  4. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Insert a skewer into each piece of tempeh. Make sure to insert far enough into the tempeh, so it feel secure.
  6. Using a spoon or basting brush, coat each skewered tempeh with the turmeric marinade and place each skewer onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake them for 25-30, flipping them halfway through.
  8. Serve immediately with a dollop of fresh mango relish and extra cilantro. Enjoy!


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