12 Mouthwatering Tempeh Recipes You Should Try This Week

Sarah Von Alt|
June 28, 2018
12 Mouthwatering Tempeh Recipes You Should Try This Week

Increasingly popular in Western countries and more widely available at grocers (and on menus) worldwide, tempeh is proof of the incredible versatility of soybeans. While tofu is widely recognized as one of the longest-standing meat alternatives, most people have no idea that tempeh has an equally rich (and delicious) history.

Hailing from Indonesia, this plant-based staple is made by fermenting soybeans in banana leaves until a firm, earthy patty forms. Today, you can buy ready-made tempeh at the store from a variety of brands. Tempeh contains more protein (31 grams per cup!) and dietary fiber than tofu, and its mild nutty flavor works great in a wide array of recipes. So what are you waiting for? Here are 12 of the best vegan tempeh recipes to try:

1. Spicy Tempeh Breakfast Sausage

These savory patties are packed with flavor.

2. Vegan Polynesian Tempeh Wings

Yes!! Get the recipe here.

3. Vegan BLT Quinoa Bowls

A healthy take on a simple flavor combo. Recipe.

4. Peanut & Lemongrass Tempeh Satay

This recipe is sure to impress.

5. Vegan Tempeh Meatballs

Seriously, tempeh can do it all.

6. Sriracha BBQ Tempeh Wraps With Tahini Slaw

You can’t go wrong with this mouthwatering recipe.

7. Korean Tempeh Shiitake Bowl


8. Tempeh Bacon BLT Sandwich

Tempeh was made for BLTs! Recipe here.

9. One Pot Taco Spaghetti

Get the recipe.

10. Tempeh Reuben With Sriracha Vegenaise

This recipe is a vegan take on a classic sandwich.

11. Red Curry Tempeh Summer Rolls

These yummy rolls are perfect for hot summer days!

12. Grilled BBQ Tempeh Sliders With Kale Slaw

WANT! Recipe here.

Looking for more? Click here for delicious vegan recipes, meal ideas, and tips on eating vegan.

Get Your Free Vegetarian Starter Guide

Get Your Free Vegetarian Starter Guide

Something went wrong, please try again.

Something went wrong, please try again.

Something went wrong, please try again.

Submit your story

Fill out the form

Thanks for signing up!

First Name

Invalid field format

Last Name

Invalid field format


Invalid field format


(image only: JPG or PNG, less than 300KB)

Invalid field format


Invalid field format


Invalid field format