Dian’s tempeh and green beans stir fry

If you are looking for a great meat-free dish that will soon become one of your staple dishes then go no further than this tempeh and green beans stir fry. This is guaranteed to be a family favourite, because it sure is one of mine!

Trying to add more meat free days into your week? Then here is a great one using tempeh instead of meat. A traditional family favourite from Dian, a lovely member of the Foost team. Enjoy! Tempeh is a fermented soy bean that has a nutter flavour and firmer texture then tofu (also made of soy beans).

?Serves: 2
Prep:5 mins Cook: 15 mins


  • 1 packet tempeh (can be found with the tofu in grocery stores)
  • 200g green beans, cut into thin diagonal slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cloves shallots, minced
  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis (can be found in the Asian aisle of grocery stores)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Cut the tempeh into 1cm x 1cm cubes
  2. Heat a small pan on medium heat and add one tablespoon vegetable oil to pan
  3. Once the oil is warm, add the tempeh to the pan and fry until golden brown on all sides. Once done set this aside
  4. Add remaining vegetable oil, garlic and shallots to the small pan and stir fry until fragrant on medium heat
  5. Add beans to the pan and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat
  6. Add the tempeh and kecap manis to the pan
  7. Stir fry for another 2 minutes and remove from heat
  8. Serve with steamed rice and sides of your choice


For more variety and extra serve of vegetables add more vegetables such as carrots, capsicum, celery, broccoli, and eggplant into the stir fry.

You can double this recipe and store the left over in the fridge for up to 3 days.

This is an easy and different recipe, perfect for introducing your kids into the kitchen (they can help cut with our Foost knives 

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