If you’re interested in gaining the benefits of soy foods or are looking to add more plant-based proteins to your meal plan, consider adding Tempeh to your next grocery list. Tempeh is a nutty-flavored, fermented soy product originating in Indonesia. It is made by soaking the soybeans first, then inoculating them using a fungus (rhizopus oligosporus) to begin the fermentation process.
The beans will rest at room temperature for a few days while mycelium begins to form, binding the beans together to form a cake.
Tempeh, like tofu, is quite versatile in the kitchen and can be easily used as a meat alternative in a variety of dishes. If you need a little inspiration, here are three tempeh recipes you can test out this week!