Vegan Carne Asada Fries
Recipe type: Seitan Main dish
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4 to 6
Our version features strips of baked organic fries, seitan, and nondairy sour cream. It might not be the pinnacle of healthy dishes, but it’s so tasty that we can see why it spread like wildfire.
  • Two 16-ounce bags organic frozen fries, any variety
  • ½ cup prepared salsa, smooth rather than chunky
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 to 16 ounces seitan, drained and cut into strips
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 8-ounce container vegan sour cream, purchased or homemade (see note)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • Minced fresh cilantro for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 425º F.
  2. Spread the fries on a large, parchment-line baking sheet.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the salsa, olive oil, and chili powder. Add the seitan and stir together. Transfer to a parchment-lined roasting pan.
  4. Place the fries and seitan mixture in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until the fries are golden brown and crisp.
  5. Meanwhile, halve each avocado, remove the pit. Scoop the flesh out into a shallow bowl. Mash well. Add the juice of ½ to 1 lime, to taste. Cut the other lime into thin wedges.
  6. To serve, arrange some fries on each individual plate; follow by some seitan strips, then a dollop each of the mashed avocado and sour cream.
  7. Sprinkle with some tomato and garnish with cilantro. Serve at once.
Recipe by VegKitchen at