Tempeh, made from cooked fermented soy beans, is nutrient- and protein-dense, making it a great plant-based alternative to meat. Its naturally nutty flavour and robust texture make it well-suited to being sliced or cubed, then marinated and cooked in similar ways to meat, such as stir-frying, barbecuing and even baking in the oven.


Try our delicious and easy recipes using tempeh, then for more vegan dinner ideas, try our favourite tofu recipes, high protein vegan meals, budget vegan recipes and best ever vegan meal ideas.

Best tempeh recipes

Tempeh curry

This speedy plant-based curry is perfect for a midweek meal, and it's great for using up any veg you have in the fridge.

Bowl of tempeh curry in focus at forefront of image with another out of focus in the background

Tempeh rice bowl

Humble oats are transformed into a nutritional powerhouse topping for this gochujang tempeh bowl. The topping lasts a week so is a great one to meal-prep.

Tempeh rice bowl garnished with avocado, carrot ribbons, cucumber and kale

Marinated tempeh

The slight spice in this marinade adds flavour and colour to your tempeh. It's the perfect addition to any meal if you're looking for extra protein.

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Plate of marinated tempeh with rice and broccoli

Tempeh stir-fry

A nutty sauce pairs perfectly with the tempeh. It tastes great with rice or noodles and makes a healthy lunchbox meal.

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Vegan tempeh & pineapple kebabs

Delicious chunks of marinated tempeh work brilliantly with juicy pineapple in this easy alternative to the traditional BBQ skewer.

Pineapple Kebabs with Tempeh on a White Plate


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