START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

4 Ways to Try Tempeh

  • 2 of 6

Creative Tempeh Tricks

For a vegetarian “chicken salad,” crumble tempeh and simmer in water with a pinch of dried sage and thyme, and some garlic and Dijon mustard. Drain and mix with your favorite chicken salad ingredients. Serve on bread or on a bed of greens.

For spring rolls, wrap strips of cooked tempeh and vegetables in rice paper and dip in your favorite sauce. Or try Thai Basil Tempeh crumble in lettuce wraps with chopped water chestnuts, green onions and red peppers.

Pan Fried
Put some protein in your favorite salad with tempeh croutons. Cut tempeh into cubes and marinate in your favorite vinaigrette, dressing or sauce. Fry in a small amount of oil on all sides until brown and crispy.

Try grated or crumbled tempeh in pasta sauce, soup, tacos and chili. A great way to introduce tempeh to your friends or family is to substitute half the beef or turkey in a recipe with crumbled tempeh.

Grilled or pan-seared tempeh is terrific on top of your favorite salad or in a whole-grain wrap. Slice tempeh, brush with oil and sprinkle with your preferred spices (a Cajun mix is always good). Grill on both sides. Lightly brush with a barbecue or simmer sauce and heat on both sides again.

  • 2 of 6

Read more: All recipes, Appetizers & Snacks, Basics, Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Entrees, Family, Food, Green, Green Kitchen Tips, Health, Side Dishes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian, , , , , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love


+ add your own
6:54PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013


6:46PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Thanks for the recipes.

11:45AM PDT on May 26, 2013


5:58AM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Love this stuff!

8:22PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

Thank you Katie!

7:52PM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Thank you so much, I'm very open to trying this and can honestly say I never have, wasn't even sure how to give it a shot. Now I know!!!!!! :)

5:15PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

Great yums!

12:29AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Recipe looks great, and I like the idea of, 'Just crumble tempeh, season with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder and fry in oil until crispy - even the most skeptical carnivores will love it.'. Thanks Magdalena R.!

12:56AM PDT on Sep 3, 2011

I love these ideas

11:35AM PDT on Sep 2, 2011

Just crumble tempeh, season with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder and fry in oil until crispy - even the most skeptical carnivores will love it.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I am keneth peter, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my husband return back …

Just wondering: What substance makes you rant? Apparently some here have taken it... Every substanc…

Thanks for the spread of awareness. Hope we get such info for each region of the world.

Thank you for posting.

Thanks for posting.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!