Seitan is what vegan dreams (I mean meats) are made of! While most people are at least a little familiar with tofu—one of the longest-standing meat alternatives—many people don’t realize that seitan has also been a common meat substitute for more than a thousand years!

Also known as wheat gluten, seitan first appeared during the sixth century as an ingredient in Asian cuisine. Today, you can buy ready-made seitan or “vital wheat gluten” at most natural food stores. This low-carb, cholesterol-free powder is packed with protein (60 grams per cup!) and easily transforms into a dense, delicious vegan meat.

So what are you waiting for? Here are 10 of the best vegan seitan recipes to try:

1. BBQ Seitan Skewers

Yes! Throw these bad boys on the grill!

2. Vegan Fajita Bowls

This recipe is loaded with flavor.

3. Vegan Curry Seitan Chicken Salad

Perfect for picnics! Get the recipe.

4. Mongolian Seitan



Recipe here.

5. Seitan Currywurst

This recipe is a vegan take on a German classic.

6. Vegan Lentil Salisbury Steak

Seriously drool-worthy. Recipe here.

7. Vegan Beefy Seitan Roast



This recipe is worth the time and effort.

8. Chile Colorado Seitan Stew

Hearty AF. Get the recipe.

9. The Best Buffalo Seitan Bites

This recipe is guaranteed to be good.

10. Vegan Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi



BRB, making this now!


Want more? Click here for a list of amazing recipes that will have you making your very own vegan meats in no time!

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