Mar 27, 2017
12 Meatless Monday Recipes That Prove Seitan Is the *Real* MVP!
When we think about meat alternatives, our minds tend to go straight to tofu or tempeh — but there’s another option that is worth getting excited about (and it isn’t chickpeas). Seitan is a wheat gluten, and it’s been acting as a meat substitute in certain parts of Asia for over a thousand years. If you have yet to try it, we’ve got 12 mouth-watering reasons why you need to give it a shot this Meatless Monday.
Meatless Gyro WrapBiting into a soft pita stuffed with fresh veggies, tangy sauces, and hearty protein is what indulgence is ALL about. Thanks to seitan, you don’t have to feel robbed of this experience when you go veg. High five. (via Brewing Happiness)
Irish Seitan Stew and ColcannonThis cozy Irish classic gets a veg-friendly makeover in this recipe, and it’s everything we’ve dreamed about. (via Planticize)
Seitan and Vegetable Stir-FryThis savory and smokey stir-fry is the weeknight savior your Meatless Mondays have been missing. It’s healthy and ready in 20 minutes, and the robust seitan pieces ensure you won’t miss the meat. (via Pickled Plum)
Seitan Banh Mi SandwichesBanh Mi sandwiches have become crazy popular in the US, and it’s something a lot of us pine for on the regular. Lucky for us plant eaters, this recipe puts a meatless twist on our street cart fave. (via Chronicles of Passion)
Vegan Chicken Pot PieIt’s hard to imagine a chicken pot pie without, er, chicken. But this recipe pulls it off gloriously with the use of seitan; Grandma would be impressed! (via Connoisseurus Veg)
Chipotle Seitan Tacos With Jicama Slaw and Charred CornIf anyone ever tries to tell you that plant-based meals are “boring,” just throw them one of these bad boys. Smokey seitan brings mad flavor to these jam-packed tacos, and they’ll likely out-rival any meat taco out there. (via Vegan Miam)
Meatless Chicken Quinoa Salad BowlMeal bowls, FTW! This satisfying salad eats like a hearty meal. It’s easy, convenient, and overflowing with textures and flavors. (via Afrovitalityeats)
The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast BurritoThere are plenty of bean burritos to choose from, but why not go big? This option brings you a substantial helping of seitan to help get you going with your day. (via Lauren Caris Cooks)
Easy Vegetable and Seitan CurryNothing beats getting cozy with a warming bowl of perfectly spiced curry. This good stuff brings seitan to the mix for a filling veggie-centric dinner. (via Produce on Parade)
Vegan Mushroom Philly CheeseWhere there’s a will, there’s a way. You don’t need beef to enjoy a warm and melty Philly-style sandwich, and this tasty recipe proves it. (via Healthy Happy Life)
Seitan, Red Bean, and Mushroom BourguignonThis comforting French classic gets an exciting twist, thanks to seitan. (via Emily Honeycutt)
Mushroom and Chestnut Stuffed Seitan Roast With GravyWe’re not going to lie — this recipe has an extensive ingredient list, but it is oh-so-worth it. Amaze your guests (and yourself) by making your own tender and meaty stuffed seitan roast. (via Green Evi)
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Born in Canada and now living in the beautiful state of North Carolina, Dana is a coffee-reliant food writer with a healthy appetite, a taste for culinary adventure, a thirst for good beers, and an endless hunger for food photography. When not writing for Brit + Co, she can be found pouring herself into her blog-turned-webzine, Killing Thyme, or taste-testing at local breweries with her husband. Dana's ideal down time includes pizza, marathoning on Netflix, or watching her fave flicks from the 80s and 90s - no matter how great or awful they are!