What is Tempeh?
Tempeh is hands-down my favorite soy food. Not only is it a versatile ingredient, but I love its taste and texture. For those new to tempeh but familiar with tofu, I liken tempeh to blue cheese as tofu is to regular cheese. Tempeh is a cultured or fermented soy product that offers healthy nutrients to our gut. It has a higher protein content than tofu and is rich in iron and calcium. Tempeh takes on the flavors that accompany it.
How I Enjoy It
My preference is to include marinated and baked tempeh in sandwiches or salads. I also pan fry crumbled tempeh and add it to marinara sauce or use it in a faux “egg” salad with Greek yogurt, mustard, dill or basil, and pickles. This sandwich is stacked with fermented and probiotic-rich foods – Swiss cheese, kimchi, pickles, and of course, tempeh. While my sauce isn’t fancy, I like the mild flavors with the more intense kimchi. Enjoy and have a napkin handy.
P.S. This was a sandwich made for mama. I haven’t sold Kimchi to the kiddos yet – however, 2/3 kids do love baked tempeh on its own!