Buffalo Tempeh Sliders


A perfectly balanced pocket of vegetarian Buffalo delight. Great for parties or potlucks with people who can't eat meat but still want something packed with flavor. Flaxseed or barley tempeh work best. Choose a good brand of pitas that will hold together.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
52 mins
18 sliders


  • 3 (8 ounce) packages tempeh, cut into 2-inch strips

  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) bottles Buffalo wing sauce (such as Frank's® RedHot)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese, or more to taste

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced

  • 2 stalks celery, diced, or more to taste

  • ¼ red onion, diced

  • 1 (5.3 ounce) container Greek yogurt, or as needed

  • 18 pita pockets, or more to taste


  1. Place tempeh in a large bowl and cover with Buffalo sauce. Set aside to marinate, 10 to 20 minutes.

  2. Remove tempeh from Buffalo sauce, reserving sauce. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook tempeh in a single layer, in batches, until heated through and lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side. Pour some Buffalo sauce back over tempeh to coat.

  3. Combine blue cheese, cilantro, green bell pepper, celery, and onion in a large bowl. Mix in enough Greek yogurt until topping just holds together.

  4. Divide tempeh pieces among pita pockets; top with a spoonful of the topping. Top with remaining Buffalo sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
9g Fat
38g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 1257mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 276mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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