Front view of vegan tempeh bacon, apple, arugula sandwich on brown crumpled paper

Apple, Arugula and Smoky Tempeh Sandwich

The vegan tempeh sandwich that encompasses fall and all its flavors! Smoky tempeh, sweet apples and spicy arugula, a perfect dipper for those winter soups.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan club sandwich, vegan tempeh sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 161 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 16 smoky tempeh strips , either prepackaged or make your own(see notes)
  • 2 red apples , sliced into thin rounds
  • 20 arugula leaves , add more or less for your preference
  • 8 slices¬† your favorite bread , gluten free if needed
  • 6 tablespoons Caramelized Onion Aioli (or use store bought mayo for easy option)
US Customary - Metric


  1. If using prepackaged smoky tempeh strips, then cook them in a toaster or regular oven or in a pan on the stove until crisp. 

  2. If making your own, then see notes on the options I have.

  3. Toast bread, then smooth aioli on 4 of the slices. 

  4. Divide tempeh, apple slices and arugula between the 4 slices of bread. Top with the rest of the bread slices.

  5. Dig in! Pairs great with my Ultimate Creamy Winter Squash Soup.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Apple, Arugula and Smoky Tempeh Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 390mg16%
Potassium 278mg8%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.