Tempeh is an amazing and tasty high-protein ingredient that shines in so many different types of recipes. The versatility and compatibility of tempeh with various other flavors makes it an awesome and convenient protein source that you will never get bored of! Find new and creative ways to enjoy tempeh with these 15 recipes shared on our Food Monster App!
1. Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup
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This Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup from Mitra Shirmohammadi is the ultimate cozy and comforting meal to enjoy on a chilly winter day. Packed full of protein and loads of flavor, this noodle soup is filling and so amazing!
2. Black Bean Tempeh Nachos With Cashew Cheese
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This fabulous array of ingredients is more of an assembly than a recipe. The cashew cheese is so delicious you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful! Check out these Black Bean Tempeh Nachos With Cashew Cheese from High Protein Vegan by Ginny McMeans.
3. Maple and Mustard Glazed Tempeh With Crunchy Pistachios and Scallions
So here’s the deal for this Maple and Mustard Glazed Tempeh With Crunchy Pistachios and Scallions from Kim Sujovolsky: we add maple, we add grainy mustard, we add seasonings, we let all that caramelize with some finely minced garlic and shallots, we top with pistachios and crunchy scallions, and everything becomes this delicious medley of tangy, sweet, crunchy and caramelized goodness. You can serve it over mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, and it’s amazing over green beans with some sweet potato wedges or fries like in this recipe!
4. BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches With Stewed Fig, Onion Marmalade and Arugula
These delicious BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches With Stewed Fig, Onion Marmalade and Arugula from VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer are a great meal that you’ll want to enjoy again and again. Awesome flavors in tasty sandwich form – who could ask for more?
5. Queso Tempeh Taco Salad
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Even though it’s a salad, taco salad is usually a far cry from a healthy dish. Its main ingredients typically include fried tortillas, taco meat, and cheese, which all come together to create a calorie-, sodium-, and saturated fat-loaded entree. This new and improved Queso Tempeh Taco Salad from Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD is a nutrient-dense, fiber-loaded entree with all the savory flavors intact!
6. Butternut Squash Tacos With Tempeh Chorizo
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These Butternut Squash Tacos With Tempeh Chorizo from Christy Morgan come together fairly quickly and are a meal just by themselves. Delicious, convenient, and full of goodness – what more could you want?
7. Tempeh Goreng: Indonesian Spicy-Sweet Tempeh
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This Tempeh Goreng: Indonesian Spicy-Sweet Tempeh from Karlijn Wever is full of flavor, has a bit of a kick, and is sweet and sticky from the keyjap (sweet soy sauce). If you’re new to tempeh, this is an awesome way to eat it. This is super crunchy and is worth every step of the recipe. Yum.
8. Tempeh, Lemongrass, and Broccoli Coconut Curry
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There are an endless amount of possible curry combinations! This Tempeh, Lemongrass, and Broccoli Coconut Curry recipe from Amarilis Moldes features vegetables like broccoli, potatoes, and green beans and is full of protein from the tempeh and the edamame. The coconut broth is elevated by the addition of lemongrass which adds depth and layers of complex flavors.
9. Buffalo Tempeh Wings
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Vegan tempeh Buffalo wings? Yes please. Tender strips of tempeh are coated in breadcrumbs and a tangy, spicy Buffalo sauce in these Buffalo Tempeh Wings from Lisa Le – a perfect appetizer for game day, parties, or anytime you feel like indulging in a “wing” craving!
10. Jerk Tempeh Wraps With Mango Basil Aioli
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This dish is like a vacation in a wrap. Spicy jerked tempeh is wrapped up in crisp lettuce and paired with a tangy mango basil aioli. The wraps by themselves pack some heat but the dressing cools things off and adds a sweet refreshing flavor. You’ll love these Jerk Tempeh Wraps With Mango Basil Aioli from Chrysta Hiser!
11. Marinated Tempeh Gyro Tacos With Cucumber Salsa
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Take a fresh new look at gyros with these Marinated Tempeh Gyro Tacos With Cucumber Salsa from Alison Edmund. Tempeh is marinated in a blend of Greek flavors, then paired with dairy-free tzatziki and topped with cucumber “salsa.” Full of flavor, and perfect for the next Taco Tuesday.
12. Cheeze ‘Burger’ Mac
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If you can’t decide between a plant-based burger or something “cheesy”, why not have both!? Make this Cheeze ‘Burger’ Mac from Chrysta Hiser! This mac and cheese recipe is creamy, delicious and comforting while the “burger” made from ground tempeh crumbles makes it the perfect hybrid of two classic dishes.
13. Easy Tempeh Oat Meatballs
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If you’re looking for a great, simple, plant-based protein-packed staple to incorporate in your meals – this is the PERFECT recipe. These Easy Tempeh Oat Meatballs from Hailee Repko are easy to make, loaded with flavor, can be easily added to a variety of recipes, and are great for the meal prep crowd. They also pair perfectly with any sauce, so you can throw together classic spaghetti and meatballs, make a sandwich, or pair them with a sticky-sweet Asian glaze.
14. Sweet and Sour Tempeh
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15. Curried Vegetables With Tempeh Triangles
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This Curried Vegetables With Tempeh Triangles dish from Kimmy Murphy is loaded with plenty of healthy greens and carrots, plus crispy tempeh for protein. This dish comes together quickly. All you need to do is cook the tempeh, mix the vegetables with curry spices, then cook them in the same pan you used to make the tempeh, making it perfect for a mid-week meal. Serve with quinoa or any kind of grain and you’ve also got yourself a lunch that’ll keep you full until dinner.
For more amazing tempeh recipes, check out 26 Tempting Tempeh Recipes You’ll Love and 5 Tips For Making Amazing Tempeh Dishes! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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