When I first bought tempeh about a year ago, I had no idea what it was or what it would taste like. It’s a mix of fermented soybeans, rice, barley, and millet, with a chewy texture and nutty flavor. 1/4 of the package (about a serving, in my opinion) is 120 calories, 5.5 grams of fat, and 10 grams of protein.
My first experience with tempeh was also my first attempt at grilling - it turned into a delicious sandwich with grilled veggies, hummus, and goat cheese.
After Gina’s post earlier this week, I was craving a good tempeh sandwich. I almost always have a package in my fridge since it has a long shelf life.
Saturday morning after yoga, I was craving a breakfast sandwich, and decided to make some “tempeh bacon” to go with it.
I “make” tempeh bacon by cutting the tempeh into thin slices and marinating it in a mixture of liquid aminos (or soy sauce), a bit of Worchestire or a pinch of liquid smoke, and a pinch of season salt. When I’m not avoiding added sugar, some maple syrup or honey might be added, too. Marinate it for a few minutes and then cook in a skillet for a few minutes on each side.
Along with wheat bread, avocado, egg whites, and nutritional yeast, this made one amazing breakfast sandwich.
I used the rest of the tempeh last night as a topping on a tortilla pizza, along with some sautéed mushrooms.
With garlicy cooked spinach, tempeh, mushrooms, mozzarella, and feta.
I had one for dinner last night and one for my lunch today.
Do you like tempeh? What’s your favorite way to eat it?
I even snacked on a bit of it raw (it’s fully cooked) last night as I was cooking, and it wasn’t bad at all! Thanks for all of the congrats for my brother!
The winner of the Chobani giveaway was Ray! Congrats!