tem·​peh ˈtem-ˌpā How to pronounce tempeh (audio)
: an Asian food prepared by fermenting soybeans with a rhizopus

Examples of tempeh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made without dairy and gluten, and options for vegans and vegetarians, the weekly changing menu proves nutritious meals don’t have to be boring with dishes like tomato camu camu chickpea stew and tempeh chorizo taco salad bowls. Anna Haines, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, salmon, sourdough bread, salad greens, cheese, rice, chili crisp, baked tofu, marinated tempeh, chicken thighs, olive oil, eggs, flaky salt. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 16 Dec. 2023 Some of the recipes even taught her a few new cooking techniques, like, sprinkling roasted tempeh with sugar for the last few minutes in the oven so the crumbles caramelize. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 30 Oct. 2023 On a deck with sweeping views of the city, Zani was grilling sausages, halloumi, and tempeh kebabs. Heidi Blake, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 Swap the chicken for tofu or any meat substitute; dairy ingredients for almond or soy milk, cheese, and yogurt (if going that route instead of using ranch); and even the pork or turkey bacon for tempeh strips. Sammy Mila, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2023 Alternative Pastas This delicious meal here is not pasta, but actually spaghetti squash with tempeh bolognese. Redbook, 6 Apr. 2023 These include yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and tempeh. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 20 Nov. 2022 Alternative, easier-to-digest options that will cause less bloating include tofu, tempeh or quinoa. Christine Nguyen, D.o. Mayo Foundation For Medical Education and Research, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


Javanese témpé

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tempeh was in 1950

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“Tempeh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tempeh. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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