Whether you are a novice in the seitan world or an avid experimenter, these recipes are for you. I’m a big fan of wheat meat in all it’s forms, sometimes I grab some premade seitan from the grocery store but most the time I love to make my own. Below you’ll find options for both, recipes with seitan and recipes for the seitan itself. But before you dive into all the amazing options here’s a knowledge dump for the newbies.
What is Seitan?
Seitan is an awesome vegan protein source and versatile, meat like ingredient made from vital wheat gluten. It’s quite literally the gluten extracted from flour so if you are gluten intolerant this is not the meat alternative for you.
Homemade Seitan – Vital Wheat Gluten Recipes
Plenty of the recipes below involve making your own seitan as part of the process. Making your own seitan from vital wheat gluten for the first time can sound intimidating but some of the recipes only take ten minutes hands on time!
There are a few different methods to cooking seitan, each of which will produce different textures, densities, etc. and once you start playing around with it you can start getting creative. The main cooking methods are boiling, steaming or baking. Once you’ve found a recipe and method you like, make double batches and you can throw it stir fries, salads and more to add a protein punch to your meals.
I always highly recommend homemade seitan over store bought because I find the store bought variety tends to have a less appealing texture and often a weird side taste as well. This is of course just my personal opinion and you can test out some different brands until you find the one you like.
You can buy vital wheat gluten here.
Recipes with Seitan – Where to Buy Seitan Ready Made
Many of the recipes below have the option of using a homemade recipe or using a store bought block of seitan. I prefer homemade but you can absolutely find some at your supermarket and work with that as a base.
You can buy seitan in many regular supermarkets, as it is becoming more popular. It is usually stocked next to the tofu. If your local supermarket doesn’t carry it, try to find the closest health food store.
Health food stores almost always have seitan, whether you are shopping in a small store, or in a large chain like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.
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Vegan Seitan Recipes
Here are all the best recipes with seitan and for homemade seitan whether you are looking for quick and easy or creative and fun! These delicious vegan seitan recipes will keep you coming back for more.
Try this delicious vegan bbq chicken recipe. Perfect for throwing on the bbq, adding to salads, or just enjoying as is!
Busting with flavors, textures, and colors, this delicious vegan sandwich is our take on a Mexican torta. Stuffed with amazing seitan, refried beans, avocado, salsa and more, this sandwich will satisfy any cravings for a filling, meaty sandwich.
Even if you don't want the full sandwich the seitan ribs are incredibly quick to throw together and perfect for eating straight or using for salads and stir fries.
This vegan salami is easy to throw together and can be used in anything from sandwiches to vegan charcuterie boards to soups!
Perfect for meal prep, you can make your salamis on a Sunday and enjoy this delicious homemade seitan deli meat throughout the week.
This jerk seitan chicken is perfect for a vegan BBQ. The seitan gives a meaty texture and delicious zingy jerk marinade, vegan jerk chicken is a must try.
Try this insanely succulent roast seitan turkey, perfect for special occasions, Sunday Roast, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Featuring a fully flavored outer layer, meaty textured centre encapsulating scrumptious cranberry stuffing. This vegan roast is incredibly moreish and will have you wanting to make it all through the year, not just on the holidays!
These vegan kebabs are colorful, delicious and a perfect vegan grilling option. Make the seitan kebabs with our homemade seitan recipe, or use store bought seitan.
Bring them to your next vegan bbq or cookout, or just have them for nice vegan summer dinner!
Try this delicious vegan cobb salad recipe. It does not disapoint when it comes to the traditional flavours and textures. Complete with seitan chicken, roasted bacon flavoured chickpeas and ranch dressing, this salad is a hearty meal the whole family can enjoy!
This Korean seitan sandwich is packed with flavor! From the delicious combo of tastes in the seitan marinade, to the spicy kimchi, and delicious crusty bread, this is one vegan sandwich recipe you are not going to want to miss.
These seitan sandwiches can be made with homemade seitan or store bought and can be customized depending on your personal threshold for spiciness!
These vegan satay skewers are perfect for your next bbq, or you can cook them on the stove top for an easy dinner.
Seitan satay is filling, delicious, and packed with Thai flavors. Combined with the creamy peanut satay sauce, the skewers are taken to the next level.
Re purpose leftovers by topping salads and stuffing wraps with the cooked seitan cubes.
These vegan seitan burgers are a delicious blend of earthy beetroot, kidney beans and tasty spices and flavours. Perfect for a vegan BBQ - they are a must try.
These delicious vegan seitan gyros are easy to put together for a flavor packed meal. Leftovers pack really well for an awesome seitan wrap lunch.
Throw these vegan gyros together for dinner or throw them on the grill, either way you'll love them!
This vegan spicy chicken sandwich will blow you away. With a crispy, well seasoned batter, a tasty vegan chicken centre, creamy vegan mayo, refreshing iceberg lettuce and fresh soft bun. This is one of our favourite vegan sandwich recipes. Chicken seitan works pefectly in this tasty recipe.
Try these mini vegan sliders, they are perfect for parties, game day grazing boards and more. They are super delicious and addictive with beer bbq seitan, creamy crunchy coleslaw and melty vegan cheese!
This sticky BBQ seitan sandwich is the perfect munch. The sticky seitan BBQ ribs make for a a delicious vegan sandwich filling. They are surprisingly meaty in texture, giving this sandiwch an epic bite. Topped with crunchy salad, creamy vegan mayonnaise and American mustard, you will be impressed by this seitan sandwich recipe..
Yes you can even make seitan using your Instant Pot! It takes less than 20 minutes and tastes great. Serve with brown rice for a complete healthy meal.
Seitan Bourguignon comes together in one pot and features carrots and pearl onions, fresh thyme, and a hearty red wine sauce. It pairs perfectly with rosemary cauliflower mash (recipe included), mashed potatoes, or thick slices of toasted bread.
There is something utterly compelling about Bao. These Easy Vegan Hoisin Seitan Ch'kn Bao are a total favourite mid-week dinner at our place!
A simple vegan Irish stew with tons of veggies, tender chunks of seitan, and a tasty umami Guinness broth. Simple and quick to make, it also freezes perfectly and is great for meal prep!