22 Foods That Start With T (Images With Recipes)

Some people might wonder why there would be an article about foods that start with T. For them; it might be trivial and not really important.

Well, I will beg to differ; we cannot claim to know everything, and no knowledge is wasted.

Going through a list of food that begins with T can open you to many possibilities you are not aware of. Plus, if we cannot learn and try new things, life will be boring.

So this article will look at some of the foods that start with T.

You might find one dish or recipe here that interests you, and you are free to try it out, explore more dishes, and increase your knowledge.

1. Tomatoes


Tomato is one common vegetable that Is widely known and used in many cuisines and dishes. It is an edible vegetable with lots of cultivars. Tomatoes have various tastes; some are slightly sweet. Some are sour, but it is a succulent plant that plays an essential role in the culinary world, in the medicinal and economical option.

Tomatoes appear in almost every recipe, and this vegetable is either sliced or grounded into paste form and used. You will find tomatoes in salads, cooked vegetables, soups, and sauces. You can eat tomatoes raw or cooked or grilled.

Also, tomatoes provide a rich vitamin C source, fiber, and potassium, all good for the heart’s health. Continuous tomato consumption can reduce your chances of getting cancer, reduce the blood glucose of people diagnosed with diabetes, and maintain healthy blood pressure.

Tomatoes are high in water and fiber content; this supports hydration in the body and makes bowel movement easy and regular. This means that it reduces the chances of you getting constipation.

If you are looking for a salad recipe for your tomatoes, you might find this one helpful; it is called fresh herbs and tomato salad. If you are hoping to make pizza sauce for your homemade pizza, this blog will give you all the help you need to make a delicious pizza sauce.

2. Taro Root

Taro Root

Taro root is an edible tropical plant; it is a root vegetable popular and grown for its corms. It is a common vegetable used in a variety of dishes worldwide. It has a starchy texture with a mild nutty taste. The corms have a light purple color, and the leaves of this plant are also edible.

There are many methods of preparing this vegetable; you can roast, cook, fry, simmer, or mash them. This plant is easy to digest, making it a typical food to serve to children. It is important to cook this root more than one time to get rid of the acidic content.

Taro roots are a good source of nutrients and fiber, it improves the blood sugar management, and is suitable for the heart’s health. The fiber content reduces the chances of you getting heart diseases; this root produces resistant starch that reduces the cholesterol levels that affect the heart.

You can find taro root in many recipes like taro cake, taro pudding, taro steamed pork, and taro boiled duck. All these are regular recipes in Asian cuisine, and you can get the ingredients and instructions on this blog on how you can prepare taro steamed pork ribs.

3. Trout


Trout is a fish species whose habitat is in freshwater, and they are closely related to salmons. This fish lives in the sea, but they return to the rivers to lay their eggs. They are edible and are usually caught for food. Trout fish comes in different variations, and there are different sizes, colors, and dotted patterns.

This fish has an earthy flavor with a mild, delicate texture and is best suited for recipes and ingredients with some acidic taste like citrus and lemons. You can best enjoy this fish boiled or fried.

This gish goes well with vegetables like red potatoes, asparagus, green salad, and rice. One of the recipes you could try out is pan-fried trout with almonds and parsley. Click here to get more information about this recipe.

Trouts are classified as an oily fish, which means that it is rich in omega-3 which helps boost the heart’s health. This fish is also a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is recommended for pregnant women; it is also good health of the brain and bones.

4. Tapioca


Tapioca is a starch that is gotten from the cassava root. This fantastic plant is commonly used in African and South American cuisines. The cassava plant has brown skin and a whitish interior, it bears resemblances with the yam, but it contains more starch.

The tapioca is gotten when the cassava’s outer skin is peeled, and the interior part is grounded into a fine powder. The casava is gluten-free and has been used recently as a substitute for wheat flour.

Tapioca starch can be used for cooking and baking, and it can be used for pudding, bread, as a thickening agent, and as a swallow in West African cuisine. The uses for this tapioca starch even go beyond the culinary world, and some people use it to starch their clothes to give them a firmer appearance.

In West African cuisine, this starch is made into fufu and served together with the local soup. It is a staple food, and cassava is grown in vast quantities. If you are interested in this dish, you can check the following video for more information.

5. Tripas


Tripas is edible meat that is gotten from the inner linings of an animal’s stomach and intestines. It can be gotten from goats, pigs, cows, and sheep. This meat has to be thoroughly washed to ensure that all the intestines’ dirt is done away.

This meat has to be cooked properly so that it can be soft and not rubbery. You can cook this meat, or you can grill it depending on your preference. Some people decide to make a stew or curry out of them.

This meat is popular in Mexican cuisine as you can sometimes find them being used as stuffings for tacos and served with guacamole. The surprising thing is that this meat is very delicious, but most people do not know this and they most time throw it away.

You might be tempted to feel disgusted, but it is essential to state that the intestines are rich in monosaturated fatty acids, niacin, and Vitamin B12. If you did not know the importance of this meat and are interested, you could try it out at home.

It is not difficult to prepare, and you have to pay attention to the cleaning and make sure you cook it properly. You might only get the opportunity to eat this meat if you slaughter a full goat or chicken at home. It would be challenging to find this meat in the restaurant.

If you want to enjoy this relish, you can check out this blog for more instructions and the ingredients you need to achieve this purpose.

6. Torpedo


Torpedo is slang for Middle Eastern food known as Kibbeh. Kibbeh is a dish that includes spiced ground meat, spices, onions, and ground grain that are mixed to form a fine paste. This paste is either formed into balls or like a shape of a submarine weapon “torpedo.”

These balls or torpedo-shaped Kibbeh are deep-fried or grilled, and they are served in a tray together with dishes like rice or semolina. Kibbeh is treasured and considered a national treasure in Syria and Lebanon.

7. Tofu


Tofu is a meal made from condensed soy milk that is shaped into solid squares. The process of making this solid square-shaped item resembles the process of cheese making. The texture of these blocks varies from extra soft to hard and firm blocks.

Tofu has a subtle flavor; depending on the recipe you are using, most people add flavor to these tofu blocks by adding spices or marinating them. They are very good at absorbing flavors, making it easy to flavor them according to the recipe you are using.

Tofu is best used with savory and recipes. They are gluten-free because of the soy milk used, but this can change depending on what spices and ingredients you add to it. This delicious meal has no cholesterol, and it has a high-protein value.

Tofu is also an excellent source of calcium, iron, and essential amino acids that the body needs. Adding this dish to your diet improves the elasticity of the blood vessels and reduces inflammation.

One recipe you could try out with tofu is the Tofu Tikka Masala recipe; it is delicious and mouthwatering. You can find the recipe on this blog.

8. Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki is a cooking technique in Japanese cuisine and dishes where food is grilled and broiled with a soy sauce glaze. They use mostly seafood such as trout, tuna, salmon, and mackerel. The sauce used in broiling is known as teriyaki sauce.

Teriyaki sauce differs from soy sauce; soy sauce has different variations and is used throughout the world. At the same time, teriyaki sauce is indigenous to Japanese cuisine.

The use of teriyaki sauce is for marinating; it serves as a marinade for the meat. The meat absorbs the flavor, and the sauce tenderizes the meat. The sauce is hence a cooking agent, you pour the sauce over the meat once it has cooked, or you can dip the meat in the sauce.

The essential ingredients in teriyaki sauce include water, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey, green onions, citrus zest, and sesame seeds. If you are interested in making your homemade teriyaki sauce, you can check this recipe and the instructions.

9. Turkey

smoked turkey

Turkey is a domesticated bird, which is reared for its delicious meat. It is a famous poultry bird, and in North America, this bird is synonymous with Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Turkey has some similarities with chicken, although they are different. If you want to prepare a chicken recipe but have no chicken, you can always use turkey as a substitute.

Turkeys are sold whole in supermarkets like chicken, without the head, feet, intestines, and feathers. They can also be sold in slices or shredded, depending on your preference and the method you want to use.

You can use turkey in different recipes like sandwiches, curry, stew, meatballs, Bolognese, and burgers. Turkey meat is a good protein source, and this protein is vital for muscle growth and maintenance. It also helps to transport nutrients around your body and give structure to your cells.

Turkey meat is also loaded with many B vitamins, vitamin B12 is necessary for the formation of blood cells, and the production of DNA, vitamin B3, which contains niacin, is vital for cell communication and energy production. Vitamin B6 helps in the production of neurotransmitters, and these are all the benefits of including turkey in your diet.

If you are looking for a thanksgiving recipe for your turkey, you could consider looking up this recipe. This recipe from Martha Stewart gives you a plump juicy turkey with crispy golden brown skin, the perfect way to serve turkey at thanksgiving.

10. Turnip


Turnip is classified as a white vegetable grown for its white, fleshy taproot. It is usually grown in temperate climates, and it is grown for both human and livestock consumption. The leaves and roots of this plant are both edible and beneficial healthwise.

Turnips are biennial fruits; during the first year of planting, the root takes formation, growing, and storing nutrients. During the second year, the turnip flowers and produce seeds, after which it is harvested for use.

Turnips have a crispy and crunchy texture like carrots, and they have a slightly bitter and spicy flavor. The turnip’s age affects the taste; the younger turnip tends to be sweet, which fades as the turnip stays longer.

This plant accompanies many dishes, and you could use it as a seasoning for your meals. Some cooking methods for turnips include roasting turnips, turnip dip, mashed turnips, turnip fries, and you can also use them in casseroles. One recipe you could try out is parmesan-crusted crushed turnips. They are delicious and a good alternative for crushed potatoes.

Turnips are the right way of adding nutrients and vitamins to your diet. First of all, the leaves are a good source of vitamin A, C, K, manganese, folate, and copper. Both the root and leaves are a good source of fiber, which lowers your risk of getting intestinal problems.

The presence of dietary nitrates in turnips contributes to the health of your blood vessels. It stops the sticking together of platelets in the blood and reducing blood pressure. Turnips also aid digestion, weight loss and reduce your chances of getting cancer.

11. Terrine


Terrine is a meal made up of coarsely chopped meat or seafood mixed with vegetables and spices, all packed into a rectangular shape. This rectangular dish has layers of meat, fish, or seafood, with other ingredients in between.

The most prevalent ingredient used for terrine is pork; other ingredients you will find in a terrine dish are eggs and breadcrumbs. The eggs are used as a binder, which helps prevent your terrine dish from falling apart after cooking. Breadcrumbs are added to the mix to absorb the grease that might be produced during the cooking process.

It is better to serve the terrine once it has cooled off. You can slice up up the terrine before serving with bread, or you can serve it whole and allow others to cut slices for themselves. You can check out this recipe of easy pork and veal terrine; it is an excellent place to start if you are interested in this meal.

12. Toast

orange french toast 2

Technically speaking, the term toast does not refer to any specific food. It is a process of preparing bread by exposing it to radiant heat. The bread pops up of the toaster browned with an altered taste and flavor.

Toasting the bread makes it firmer for you to apply your spread and add other things like an omelet and ham. Toasting makes the bread look more palatable for eating. There are many recipes on how you can toast your bread, and you could try one of these and eat your bread differently.

Some recipes include toasting your bread after dipping them in eggs; some recipes involve you toasting the bread after you have applied your jam or butter or any other fruit that you use. You can check out this recipe for an orange toast if you are interested.

13. Torte


A torte is a sweet-tart or cake, rich in many ingredients and has a lot of layers; you could find stuffings of different cream flavors, jam, fruits, and mousse in between these layers. Tortes have resemblances to cakes, but they are two different things with slight differences.

Both have different ingredients; for instance, a cake is made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter, baking powder, flavors, and icing, which can be optional. The ingredients for a torte include eggs, and it has little or no flour compared to a cake. It is stuffed with jam, fruits, mousse, and whipped cream.

The weight between both also differs; a cake is lighter because of the flour’s gluten content. On the other hand, the torte is heavier because of all the extra ingredients and stuffings added to it. There are many recipes for a torte.

While some recipes are modest, others are outstanding and flashy, making you tell the difference without looking further. A torte is made up of rich flavors, which makes it irresistible. You can check this blog for a raspberry-filling torte recipe.

14. Tenderloin


Tenderloin refers to meat cut from the loin of a goat, cow, or pig. And it is taken from under the ribs in the hindquarters. This meat is tasty and juicy, and this meat dries out if you overcook it. This meat is best for recipes that require small pieces of tender cut. It is easier to cook and absorb flavor.

Tenderloin is the perfect meat for any occasion, from regular family supper to spectacular dinners and parties. It is a delicious meal that takes you less time to prepare, and it comes out with the right flavors. One exciting recipe you could look at is the garlic herb butter beef tenderloin roast.

Apart from the rich flavors, tenderloin is rich in protein and serves as a significant source of vitamin B1, which helps the nervous system’s proper functioning. Also, this part of the meat is low in fat, and it is a good source of phosphorus, iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium.

15. Tuna


Tuna is an oceanic fish that belongs to the genus Thunnus. It is a saltwater fish and comprises of different sizes. They are elongated, with a round body, and they are robust. There are usually two types of canned tuna.

The chunk light tuna comprises smaller-sized tuna fish, and albacore comprises the larger type tuna fish. This contains a significant amount of mercury which is harmful to your health. It is always recommended to eat this fish in small quantities and less often.

On the other hand, this fish is rich in nutrients and minerals. It is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids in the body, which is low in fat. Tuna contains vitamin B12, folate, and iron, and these nutrients help prevent anemia; a lack of these nutrients can lead to various types of anemia.

Tuna does not have any carbohydrates, which supports blood sugar control. This fish can be eaten fresh or canned. You can prepare tuna in the form of steak, sushi, fillets, and sashimi. You can use your tuna in a tuna pasta salad which is a delicious recipe. You can find more about this recipe in this blog.

16. Tahini

Tahini 1

Tahini is a condiment in Middles Eastern Cuisine, and it is a paste made from roasted sesame seeds. It is a staple dish in Mediterranean cuisine; it is a major ingredient in dishes like baba ghanoush, hummus, and halva.

It is a perfect recipe to add to your diet if you are vegan or prefer a gluten-free meal. It has a flavorful nutty taste and a smooth texture. It does not take a lot of time or procedure for you to make.

You can use this paste for your salad dressing, as a spread for bread, and as a dip for snacks like burritos. You can also use it to top your fish, meat, and vegetables. Tahini is full of nutritious fat, minerals, and vitamins.

The presence of manganese and phosphorus is vital to your bone’s health, and the monounsaturated fats possess anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

17. Tangbao


Tangbao is a soup-filled steamed buns in Chinese cuisine. This dish is made by wrapping a gelatinous filling in the dough. You cook this to melt the filling in the dough, and the filling becomes soup.

Tangbao is soup dumplings, and they are served as appetizers. This soup dish can be prepared either by steaming or pan-frying them. It is essential to eat this meal immediately; this will prevent the soup dumplings from re-congealing or bloating with moisture.

To eat this, you have to place them in your spoon carefully and then poke a hole on one side of the dumpling with your teeth. The hole will enable you to suck and slurp the soup within the dumpling.

18. Tuwo Shinkafa

Tuwo Shinkafa

Tuwo Shinkafa is a dish from the northern part of Nigeria; it a thick pudding made from rice. The rice is mixed with water and cooked. When the rice is soft, it is mashed, and the result is a large sticky ball of rice.

These rice balls are served as an accompaniment to different stews and soups. To eat this, you make a small mold from the rice balls and dip it in the stew or soup, and you swallow it. Swallowing is the traditional way of eating this dish, but those who find it hard to swallow can chew the rice balls.

If you ever consider trying this recipe, this blog gives you the perfect guide for making tuwo shinkafa.

19. Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori is a dish made from a roasted chicken, and this chicken is marinated in spices and yogurt. This marinated chicken is then roasted in a tandoor which is a cylindrical oven made from clay. It is Indian cuisine, but it has become famous throughout the world.

This chicken gets its name from the type of oven that it was traditionally made in. the yogurt and spices tenderize the chicken. The meat is slashed to the bone, which helps the marinade penetrate the chicken. This process also helps the chicken to cook faster and better.

If you do not have a tandoori oven, you do not have to worry; you can still prepare your tandoori chicken in an oven or over a grill. The best part of the chicken you can use for this recipe is the bone-in thighs and the legs. The fats in this region of the meat enable it to stay moist while under heat.

Chicken breast is not the best part of the chicken to use for a tandoori recipe because it tends to dry out quickly while under heat. You can find one of the best recipes for this dish on this blog. It gives you the best way to go about it if you are using an oven, an air fryer, or a pan on a stovetop.

20. Tandoori Fish Tikka

Tandoori Fish Tikka

This is a fish dish popular in Indian cuisine. It involves making the fish flavorful using different ingredients and spices and a unique means of preparation. The fish has a lemony flavor, with ingredients like yogurt and tandoori masala.

You find this dish in many Indian restaurants, and it is a nice meal for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The fish is delicate and flaky, coated with aromatic spices. The yogurt which is used to marinate the fish contributes to the soft texture of the fish.

If you ever think of trying out Indian cuisine, this is an excellent place to start from. Tandoori chicken is a blend of delicious flavors with a soft, enjoyable texture. You can find a good recipe for this dish on this blog.

21. Tahri


Tahri is a rice dish that uses spices to flavor and color the rice. The rice has a yellowish appearance, a popular dish in Indian cuisine. Other things added to this rice include seasonal vegetables and potatoes.

You need to soak the rice for thirty minutes in water before you begin cooking. This dish is usually cooked on special occasions like marriages, pooja, and festivals—the rice pairs well with kebab, yogurt, or raita.

It is an aromatic dish with delicious flavor, and if you are ever tired of eating plain rice, this could be a quick recipe for you to try. Click on this link if you want more guidance on how to go about the preparation for this dish.

22. Tacos


This is a popular Mexican dish that has spread like wildfire worldwide, and it is eaten and loved by a lot of people. This delicious meal is made from corn tortillas which serve as the wrapping for the ingredients.

The corn tortilla is topped with different ingredients like pork, beef, seafood, chicken, vegetables, beans, and cheese. You can top all these with any sauce of your choice. These ingredients are wrapped in the corn tortilla and eaten while held in hand.

It is fast food that you can include in your meals, and it could be breakfast, quick lunch, or snack. You can easily make this dish at home; it does not require a tedious recipe or process. This blog gives you adequate information on how you can make a taco at home.


There are many delicious dishes and recipes listed here that I am sure you might have been hearing for the first time. The culinary world is broad and contains a lot of dishes that we can not exhaust.

I am sure you have added some knowledge to your bag about foods that begin with T. Apart from the knowledge, I hope you have discovered one or two foods you are interested in and curious about.

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