tem·​peh | \ ˈtem-ˌpā How to pronounce tempeh (audio) \

Definition of tempeh

: an Asian food prepared by fermenting soybeans with a rhizopus

Examples of tempeh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try sautéing tempeh cubes in a veggie stir-fry or grilling as kabobs, Burgess suggests. Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 21 Apr. 2022 Feisty Monkey wild peanut cilantro soba noodles, raw tacos and grilled tempeh Reubens. g-zen.com. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 25 Mar. 2022 Proteins are chicken, tempeh, salmon, steak and bacon. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 9 Feb. 2022 Plant proteins include soybeans (edamame), chickpeas, lentils and other legumes, tofu, tempeh, nuts, seeds, and whole grains like quinoa. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 8 Feb. 2022 The Vegan Food Festival is being hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai from January 14-30 as a way to shed light on sustainable eating and prove that vegan food goes way beyond just tofu and tempeh. Kaitlyn Mcinnis, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 High-protein vegan foods include beans, legumes, tofu, tempeh, edamame, soy milk, hemp seeds, chia seeds, nuts, peas, grains, rice and most mock meats. Robin Goist, cleveland, 1 Jan. 2022 This week’s edition features a pizza topped with lamb ragu and a Caribbean take on tempeh. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Oct. 2021 Savory with garlic, ginger and soy sauce, the marinade works just as well on chicken, pork, tempeh and mushrooms. Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tempeh

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tempeh

Javanese témpé

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12 May 2022

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“Tempeh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tempeh. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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