12 Delicious Tofu & Tempeh Recipes Even Meat-Eaters will Love -- If you're new to plant-based proteins, these healthy and delicious recipes are the perfect introduction. You won't even miss the meat!
Happy Friday friends!
I haven't been this happy to see the weekend for a good 7 days or so. But alas it's here, and I'm celebrating with what else than a roundup of fermented soy foods!
Seriously though, I haven't done a roundup in a while, and I wanted to spread my love for tempeh recipes with those who may not even know how to pronounce it, let alone know what it is or what to do with it.
It's tem-pay by the way! And yes, it is fermented soy beans, but that means it's full of protein AND probiotics! Double win.
So I'm sharing some of the best ways to prepare tempeh and it's vanilla cousin tofu that will seriously change your mind about plants. Lessgo!
Vegan Tempeh Mushroom Bourguignon - Sinful Nutrition
Seriously one of my all-time favorite recipes on the blog, and most def favorite way to make tempeh. Julia Child may be rolling in her grave, but I am in heaven. Plus it's alcohol-free!
Farro Bowl with Crispy Baked Tofu - Nutritioulicious
Farro, much like tofu is such an underrated ingredient. When thrown in a bowl as beautiful as this one, it could be packing peanuts for all I care. I am eating it!
Tofu Banh Mi Bowl - The Foodie Dietitian
Banh mi, banh ME. I'm kinda secretly hoping you don't like this one, so I can keep it all to myself.
Vegan Tempeh Taco Bowls - Sinful Nutrition
Let's taco 'bout this one right quick. Ground beef is a distant memory once you lay your guac covered hands on tempeh taco meat...It's the other white (non)meat.
Crispy Tofu with Sweet & Sour Orange Sauce - Abbey's Kitchen
Put crispy in front of anything, and I'm there. It just so happens that dipping it in a sticky sweet orange sauce completely seals the deal for me.
Chilled Peanut Noodle Salad with Crispy Tofu - Erica Julson
Two words: Peanut. Butter. No need for further explanation
Sumac Tempeh with Braised Cauliflower - 80 Twenty Nutrition
Truth be told, I've never cooked with sumac, but pairing it up with braised cauliflower is a no-brainer for being an A+ dish.
Mason Jar Buffalo Tofu Tacos - Sinful Nutrition
Where my buffalo chicken lovers at?! Better yet, it's in a jar, making this meal capable of traveling any and everywhere. The beach. The park. The moon. ANYwhere.
Crispy Chipotle Tofu and Black Bean Burritos - The Foodie Physician
Crispy strikes again! This time wrapped up in a blanket of burrito origin, which is actually one of my life goals.
Loaded Tofu Tacos - My Cape Cod Kitchen
Did someone say TACOS?! Who needs da beef, when tacos are as filled to the brim with goodness as these are?!
Thai Collard Green Lettuce Wrap - Sinful Nutrition
Teriyaki flavored tofu definitely helps, but I'd literally dip anything in peanut sauce and call it a winner. This one is indeed a winner.
Tofu and Spinach Enchiladas - C It Nutritionally
In the best way possible, these don't look like they should be as healthy as they are. Being healthy and appearing to be super indulgent deserves a trophy.
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Make it a great day!
Have you ever cooked with tofu or tempeh?
What's your favorite meatless meal?
I can never have enough tofu and tempeh recipes! Great list 🙂
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
So many delicious recipes here, Emily! Thanks for including my farro bowl. I can attest to the deliciousness of your tempeh bourgignon, and there are a few other recipes here I must try!
I love cooking with tofu! This will definitely expand my recipe collection! Also, thanks for sharing a recipe of mine 🙂
Summer @ summer-price
I have never had much luck cooking tofu and tempeh but I have friends who love it. I think I am just doing it wrong. These look really tasty so maybe I'll give it another go or give them the recipe and ask them to make it for me 😀
I love both tofu and tempeh! Can't wait to try some of these recipes.
I love tofu but don't use it often. Tempeh isn't my fav though. I love a hearty quinoa salad with avocado and lots of fresh veggies.
I think it would be a funny experiment if I made one of these recipes and tried to feed my husband one. See how he handles it! 😉
Carmy @ carmyy.com
I haven't tried farro before! I'll have to give these recipes a try!
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
Awesome round-up Emily! Thanks so much for including my recipe along with all of these amazing looking dishes!