37 Foods Beginning With T

Trying to remember foods that begin with the letter T? It can be hard to think of any when someone puts you on the spot. So we’ve put together a helpful list of 37 foods beginning with T to help you! How many of these foods have you heard of?

1. Tabasco

Tabasco is a very spicy red pepper. It is typically long and thin, and is used to make Tabasco sauce. Tabasco sauce is notorious for its hot and spicy flavor.

2. Tabbouleh

This is a popular Levantine dish. Tabbouleh is made using finely chopped bulgur wheat, mint, onion, parsley, and tomatoes. These are seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and sweet pepper. Tabbouleh tends to be served alongside chicken or lamb dishes.

3. Table Spread

Table spread is similar to butter and margarine. It is made using healthy plant oils, so contains less fat than other spreads.

4. Tacos

A traditional Mexican food, tacos are now a favorite dish across the globe. These make use of a hard corn shell, which is then filled with all manner of tasty treats. The traditional recipe uses beef, but you can also use chicken, fish, or any vegetarian or vegan variants. Lettuce, onions, salsa, and tomatoes are often included, too.

5. Taffy

This is a sweet, chewy candy. Taffy is made by boiling sugar, butter, sweeteners, as well as any flavorings or colors that you want to use. This mixture is then stretched so it becomes aerated, which gives you the wonderfully chewy consistency that is signature to taffy.

6. Tagliatelle

Originating from Italy, tagliatelle is one of the many types of pasta available across the world. This pasta is flat and long, often considered to be ribbon-like. It is most commonly used with beef and pork dishes, but can also be added to any manner of vegetarian dishes.

7. Tahini

Tahini is a condiment made using sesame seeds. It originates from the Middle East, and is a favorite with Mediterranean dishes. Tahini is packed full of nutrients, but is also low in calories. It has a nutty flavor.

8. Taleggio

Taleggio is another famous Italian cheese. This cheese is semi-soft, and is named after the Alpine region Val Taleggio. It has a fruity tang and a strong aroma. Taleggio is produced every autumn and winter, and was traditionally matured in caves for between 6 to 10 weeks. The cheese is then washed once a week using a sea sponge to prevent the growth of mold, and it forms an orange rind.

9. Tamari

Originating from Japan, tamari is a popular soy sauce. This flavorful soy sauce is created by fermenting soybeans using a special fungus called Koji with brine. Tamari has a strong flavor and makes a great dipping sauce.

10. Tamarillo

This is a small, egg-shaped fruit that is very similar to a tomato. The seeds are larger than that of a tomato, and are edible. Tamarillo fruits come in a variety of colors, however, the red ones are the most popular variant. They are sweet but tangy, and have juicy flesh.

11. Tamarind

The tamarind tree produces edible fruit pods which have a sweet, tangy pulp. Tamarind pods are widely used in cooking around the world. These trees are native to Africa, but also grow in other tropical areas such as Pakistan and India.

12. Tangelo

This is an interesting hybrid fruit, which is a cross between tangerines or mandarins with grapefruits or pomelos. They have a loose rind and are juicy in flavor. Tangelos are mostly cultivated in Florida.

13. Tangerine

Tangerines are small citrus fruits that are part of the mandarin family. They have a loose skin which makes them very easy to peel. Tangerines are juicy fruits, and are an excellent source of vitamin C.

14. Tapenade

Tapenade is a tasty food paste made by puréeing anchovies, olives, and capers. It is usually seasoned with basil, garlic, parsley, and mustard. Black and green olives can be used depending on your preferred flavor.

15. Tapioca

This is a type of starch that’s sourced by extracting it from cassava roots. Tapioca is usually used as a thickening agent in puddings.

16. Taro

Taro is a root vegetable that is known by several different names: taro, talo, and dalo but to name a few. Most parts of taro are edible. The stems have a mild nutty flavor, but the roots are what taro is mostly used for.

17. Tarragon

Tarragon is a very popular herb in French cuisine. It comes in different varieties, but French tarragon is one of the most popular. It has a unique flavor which pairs well with chicken and fish.

18. Tart

Tarts come in all shapes and sizes. This is a pastry dish that can be filled with the ingredients of your choosing. It can be sweet or savory, however most fillings tend to be fruits or custard.

19. Tea

This aromatic beverage is a popular drink around the world. There are so many different varieties of tea around the world, but one of the most common is the camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea plant. Tea comes in bags or loose leaves, and is prepared by pouring boiling water over them.

20. Teaberry

Originating from North America, the teaberry is the fruit of a small shrub. The shrub itself is very aromatic and can spread quite widely. The teaberry fruits are small, red, and spicy in flavor.

21. Tea oil

This is considered to be one of the healthiest oils around the globe. Tea oil is produced using camellia oleifera seeds. It is naturally high in omega-9 fatty acids, and is low in saturated fats.

22. Tempeh

Tempeh is a dish native to Indonesia. Fermented soybeans are formed into a cake-like block, and have a firm, chewy texture and nutty flavor. Tempeh is an excellent source of protein, so is ideal for those following a plant-based diet.

23. Tempura

Tempura is a batter that is typically used in Japanese cuisine. This tends to usually feature seafood or vegetables, such as shrimp, squid, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and many more.

24. Tenderloin

This is a tender cut of meat taken from between the lowest ribs and the hip bones. Beef tenderloin is a lean cut of meat with a small amount of intramuscular fat. This cut of beef tends to be moist and packed full of flavor because of the marbling. Pork tenderloin is another popular variation.

25. Teriyaki

Originating from Japan, teriyaki is a popular dish across the world. This is where the meat has been boiled or grilled over hot coals before being marinated in sugar, soy sauce, and mirin. Traditional Japanese recipes mainly feature fish such as marlin, skipjack tuna, salmon, or yellowtail. Other red meats such as chicken, pork, beef, and lamb are more commonly used in the West.

26. Terrine

Terrine is a traditional French dish where meat, seasonings, and fat have been blended together. This is then cooked in a covered pottery mold in a bain-marie. It was traditionally made using meat, but modern variations feature more vegetable ingredients.

27. Tetrazzini

An American dish, tetrazzini uses seafood or diced poultry with mushrooms. This is paired with a cheese sauce or cream, then served over noodles, pasta, or spaghetti. It is often garnished with breadcrumbs, cheese, fried onions, and parsley.

28. Thyme

One of the most popular herbs used in cooking, thyme is very aromatic. It is very popular with seasoning certain dishes because of its bold flavor. Thyme works particularly well with chicken. It can also be used to help ease coughs and congestion.

29. Tiramisu

This classic Italian dish has taken the world by storm. The name “tiramisu” means “pick me up” in Italian. Tiramisu is a no-bake dessert which is made by dipping sponge fingers in espresso, which forms the base. This is then topped with a mixture of eggs, mascarpone cheese, sugar, and then topped with cocoa.

30. Tisane

Tisane is a fragrant herb infusion. It can be made using herbs, bark, flowers, fruit, or spices which are then simmered in hot water. This tends to be a popular alternative to tea, as it is caffeine-free.

31. Tofu

Tofu is a popular alternative to meat, making it a great choice for both vegetarians and vegans. It is created by coagulating soy milk, which is then pressed into blocks of varying softness. Tofu is versatile, and can be used for both savory and sweet dishes.

32. Tomato

This versatile food is actually a fruit, not a vegetable. The tomato is used in several different recipes, from sandwiches to soups. Tomatoes are notorious for their health benefits, and are full of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folates.

33. Triticale

This healthy grain is actually a hybrid of rye and wheat, achieved through crossbreeding. It originated from labs in both Scotland and Germany, but is now widespread across the globe. There are many health benefits to triticale, including protecting against asthma, giving your heart health a boost, improving your digestion, metabolic rate, and energy levels, as well as many more.

34. Trout

The trout is a freshwater fish that has several different varieties. Trout is a fish that has many health benefits, too, mainly that it’s packed full of healthy omega-3. This can help to maintain good heart health. Trout are closely related to salmon and char.

35. Tuna

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One of the most popular fish around the world, tuna is a huge fish that can be used in a variety of recipes. This fish can weigh up to 70kg! Tuna is a saltwater fish that has a very meaty flesh, as well as a rich flavor. Sadly, because tuna is such a popular fish, it has been gradually overfarmed in recent years. As a result, some species of tuna are some of the most threatened by extinction, such as the southern bluefin tuna.

36. Turkey

Turkey is one of the most popular poultry meats, and has become synonymous with holiday feasts around the globe. This tasty bird is native to North America, where it was consumed because of its cultural significance. This is of course a tradition that has continued until this day, with the whole family tucking into a meaty feast for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. This tasty bird is low in fat when the skin has been removed, and it’s also packed full of amino acids, selenium, and serotonin.

37. Turmeric

A member of the ginger family, turmeric has taken the health world by storm in recent years because of its numerous health benefits. Turmeric is widely used in different cuisines across the world, and can be used in both food dishes and tea. Some of the health benefits include aiding digestion, anti-inflammatory properties, and pain relief.

In summary

So there you have it! Our list of 37 foods beginning with T comes to an end. How many of them did you remember? We hope there were a few interesting ones you’d never heard of before, too! Now you can go and impress all of your family and friends with all the foods beginning with T that you can name.