Seitan Recipes

“Buddhist’s Delight” (Chinese-Style Vegetable Stew)

Buddhist's Delight recipe

Inspired by a favorite vegetarian Chinese restaurant dish, this stew is enhanced with protein-packed seitan. Made from cooked wheat gluten, seitan is available in most natural food stores. Gluten-free? Substitute an equivalent amount of tofu for the seitan. For an everyday meal, serve with Tri-Color Coleslaw. To make it a feast, add Scallion Pancakes or simply serve veggie spring rolls from your natural food store’s frozen food section. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons. Photo by Theresa Rafetto.

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Cornmeal-Crusted Seitan

Cornmeal-Crusted Seitan

If you want to dress seitan up just a bit, sautéing it until crisp in a golden cornmeal crust does the job nicely. Serve with Easy Mushroom Gravy or Quick Vegan Barbecue Sauce (or your favorite natural brand), green veggies, and a simple salad or slaw.

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Seitan and Mushrooms in Paprika Cream

Seitan and mushrooms

Who says it’s not easy to be a vegan in Paris? I beg to differ. There are a number of fantastic vegetarian and vegan eateries all over the city of lights. Tender seitan, far better than any I’ve had in the U.S., is a common offering. This simple dish of seitan and mushrooms in a sweet paprika “cream” sauce is an amalgam of seitan dishes I enjoyed at Le Potager du Marais and Les Cinq Saveurs D’Ananda. Photos by Evan Atlas. 

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Tofu and Seitan Sauté with Mushroom Gravy

Tofu and seitan with easy mushroom gravy

Here’s a simple high-protein skillet of tofu and seitan, enveloped in delectable Easy Mushroom Gravy. Serve on its own or over grains or noodles, along with a colorful salad. Shown here, Cabbage, Apple, and Raisin Slaw. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Seitan and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Seitan and broccoli stir-fry

This easy vegetable stir-fry featuring broccoli and carrots, showcases seitan’s unique flavor and texture. Serve with hot cooked brown rice or Asian noodles, along with one of the many tasty options in A Slew of Slaws. more→

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Seitan Chow Fun

Seitan Chow Fun Noodles

When you’re in the mood for tasty Asian-style fare, this seitan stir-fry, embellished with broccoli, peppers, and hearty noodles comes together quickly. Serve with spring rolls (from the natural foods store freezer) and a simple coleslaw with a sesame-ginger dressing. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Sweet-and-Sour Seitan and Vegetables

Sweet and Sour Seitan and Vegetables

This easy and colorful seitan stir-fry, embellished with broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, and pineapple makes a delicious and nourishing meal served over rice or noodles. Complete the meal with one of VegKitchen’s many slaw-style salads. To vary this dish, you can substitute tofu for the seitan. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. Photos by Evan Atlas.

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Garlicky Greens with Seitan and Vegan Sausage

Greens with seitan and vegan sausage

Vegan sausage is a fun protein source that provides plenty of flavor and spice to a meal. The bold taste of Tofurky or Field Roast sausage provides a perfect foil for fresh greens. I prefer these brands to other kinds of faux sausage, because they’re made with tofu and seitan rather then textured soy protein. Serve this hearty dish with a simple grain or noodles, and a colorful salad. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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