Cooking Tips

Steam It!

Place sliced tempeh in a saucepan and cover with water or vegetable broth. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove the tempeh and proceed with marinating, grilling, baking, or otherwise seasoning and cooking it.

Bake it!

Tempeh takes well to a marinade. Tempeh marinade ingredients include soy sauce, lime juice, coconut milk, peanut butter, ginger, spices, or sweeteners like maple syrup, agave nectar or honey. Even a quick coat of soy sauce and a few other seasonings significantly heightens the flavor.

Grill it!

You can grill tempeh on your barbeque or paninni press after it’s been steamed or marinated. A light brush of oil will keep it from sticking to the grill.

Fry It!

Tempeh is traditionally served fried and served with greens in many kitchens in Indonesia. Simply slice tempeh into thin slices or cubes and cook in hot oil, until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Place tempeh in a bowl and stir in some of your favorite bbq sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed kale.

Shred It!

Crumbled into sauces and stews, tempeh takes on the flavor of whatever it's cooked in, making it a versatile way to add heartiness and texture to a meal. Add grated or cubed tempeh to pasta sauce, stew, soup, or chili.

Pro Tip!

We think tempeh is best served thinly sliced. Grilling or pan-frying tempeh until the edges turn crispy enhances its natural nutty flavor. Different tempeh recipes will call for various slice sizes, but in general we like to slice tempeh about 1/4 inch thick. With this thinness, it can acquire just the right amount of crispiness on the edges and maintain a nice, chewy interior.


Almond Satay Tempeh Skewers

Almond Satay Tempeh Skewers

There's so much to love about these almond, satay and tempeh vegetarian skewers.

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Banh Mi Bowl With Tempeh

Banh Mi Bowl with Tempeh

Fun twist on a traditional Vietnamese delight in a bowl with protein-rich tempeh!


BBQ Tempeh Sandwich

BBQ Tempeh Sandwich With Slaw

This sandwich is made using tempeh, homemade BBQ sauce and a quick cole slaw.


Tempeh Burrito

Tempeh Burrito

Hearty and customizable, gluten-free vegan burrito brim with South-of-the-border staples.

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Kale Salad With Crispy Tempeh Croutons

Kale Salad Crispy Tempeh Croutons

The crispy tempeh is the perfect replacement for traditional croutons!

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Smoky Tempeh Avocado Stacks

Smoky Tempeh Avocado Stacks

Crispy, creamy, smoky, full of plant-based protein and healthy fat.

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Ranch Salad Buffalo Tempeh

Ranch Salad With Buffalo Tempeh

Spicy, tangy, sauce tempeh over a cool ranch salad salad was just what the summer night ordered.


Veggie Tempeh Stir Fry

Veggie Tempeh Stir Fry

Tempeh Stir Fry makes for an easy Asian themed healthy dinner ready in under 30 min.

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Nutrition Facts

Typically, tempeh contains 35% dry matter, half of which is protein and tempeh does not contain salt. The soy carbohydrates in tempeh become more digestible as a result of the fermentation process. In particular, the oligosaccharides associated with gas and indigestion are greatly reduced by the Rhizopus moulds. In traditional tempeh-making shops, the starter culture often contains beneficial bacteria that produce vitamins such as B12 (though it is uncertain whether this B12 is always present and bioavailable) 304-522-1924. In western countries, it is more common to use a pure culture containing only Rhizopus oligosporus, which makes very little B12 and could be missing Citrobacter freundii and Klebsiella pneumoniae, which have been shown to produce significant levels of B12 analogs in tempeh when present (717) 267-0616. The fermentation process also reduces the phytic acid in soy, which in turn allows the body to absorb the minerals that soy provides.

Table 1. Tempeh nutrition facts

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