Quick, Easy, and Delicious Seitan Recipes


vegetarian seitan stew with peas and curry on a yellow platter

If you’ve been on the hunt for amazing and delicious seitan recipes, you’ve come to the right place! These wheat meat recipes are simple, tasty and a great alternative for families!

Anytime I bring up the phrase “seitan meat”, I always get a few raised eyebrows on what exactly it is. And honestly, I get it. It’s not like it’s a super popular or well-known term that is a household phrase or staple. But want to know a little secret? It should be.

So if you’re looking for some delicious Seitan recipes, here are some simple ones to get your taste buds wagging!

Delicious Seitan Recipes Anyone Can Make!

Seitan recipes are actually quite delicious. I’ve created and made varying ones numerous times and I can state with certainty that I’m almost always pleased with the results.

What can I say? User error has created a few duds. But that’s okay – because I’m here to help you skip the “almost” meals that aren’t so great.

Making seitan isn’t hard, but it is important to know a little bit of information about it before diving straight into each of these awesome lunch and dinner options.

What is Seitan? 

It’s basically a meat substitute that is the process of cooking and rinsing wheat dough. And while there may be a little bit more behind the science of it, the good news is that it can be purchased at the store already made as well if you don’t want to go the homemade route! 

What Does Seitan Taste Like?

Everyone’s taste buds are different, but people often say it reminds them of a chicken taste and texture. 

How Long Can You Store Seitan?

As long as you store it in an airtight container in the fridge, it should be good for up to a week to use again and again in leftover dishes. If you aren’t going to use it right away, you can store it in the freezer for up to 6 months – as well as long as you have it in a freezer approved container.

Can you eat Seitan on a Keto diet? 

Yes, you can. It’s high in protein and low-carb. When it’s made, the starches are literally rinsed off, making it a great food addition for your low carb lifestyle.

Can I eat Seitan on a Gluten-Free Diet?

Seitan is primarily made from wheat gluten. So if you’re wheat or gluten sensitive, this may not be the meat substitute for you.

That being said, Seitan has been eaten for thousands of years in multiple cultures – so it’s a tried-and-true meat substitute for vegetarians and vegans worldwide. In other words, if your gluten sensitivity is mild enough, it might warrant a test.

Is Seitan Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly?

Yup! There is no real meat or animal product involved in Seitan. As long as you make sure it’s made with your favorite products, it’ll meet your exact dietary requirements.

In fact, Seitan has been used for thousands of years in Eastern and Oriental dishes as a meat substitute for our ancient vegetarians and vegans.

Now that you’ve gotten a bit of basic information about Seitan, it’s time for the delicious recipes! 

Yummy and Simple Seitan Recipes Perfect for Lunch or Dinner

Vegan Seitan Steak

One bite of this and you won’t believe that you’re eating a meat substitute. It’s seriously that good! 

Seitan “Ground” Beef

Perfect for tacos or even in chili, you’ll love the taste and texture of this delicious recipe. 

Vegan “Wheat Meat” Chicken

Treat the taste buds of your family will this delicious meatless recipe. 

Seitan BBQ Ribs

Perfect for summertime BBQ fun and just as fun to eat! 

Seitan Fried Chicken

You’ll never believe this isn’t the real deal! 

Vegan Seitan Carna Asada Tacos

Taco Tuesday has never been so much fun!

Vegan Mongolian Beef

This dish will have you asking for seconds over and over again. 

Seitan and Vegetable Stir Fry

Everyone loves delicious stir fry and this dish is no exception! 

These delicious Seitan recipes are not only simple, but they are quite tasty, too! It’s time to take charge of your vegan eating habits and introduce your taste buds to the wide world of Seitan recipes. 

There are so many great recipes out there that you can literally meal plan months ahead of time! Plus, with the varying ingredients and seasonal veggies that you can add in, your Seitan recipe will be loaded with flavor and taste! 

Have fun making these delicious recipes for lunch and dinner and treat your Vegan lifestyle to a simple and tasty meat alternative.

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Kimberly C. Starr

I'm a ginger who loves reading, eating, being a nurse, spending time with my family, and writing about it all. I believe humor is the best medicine, followed very closely by chocolate and tacos.

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