In these easy seitan wraps, the barbecue-flavored plant protein contrasts delectably with avocado, tomato, and leafy greens. These go well with soups, potato and sweet potato dishes, fresh corn, salsa and chips — any way you serve it, it’s the basis of a great meal.
This recipe makes two generous wraps. Do you want just one? Cut the recipe in half. On the other hand, to serve four, the recipe doubles easily.
Swap in another plant protein: You can also make these wraps with an equivalent amount of baked tofu, tempeh, plant-based “beefy” strips, or plant-based chick’n.
What is seitan?
Seitan is a traditional Asian foods that has made its way into the Western natural foods market. Its name is the Japanese term for “cooked wheat gluten,” — and that’s exactly what it is. It’s a commonly used food in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cuisines.
Seitan is pure wheat gluten, the protein portion of wheat. It offers an appealing protein alternative for those who don’t have wheat/gluten intolerance or allergy.
Though many brands of seitan are available, making your own is more economical, and you’ll get a wonderfully tender result once you master the process. An Easy Homemade Seitan Recipe: This homemade seitan recipe using gluten flour provides an easy, step-by-step route to a great DIY version.
Find lots more here: Hearty Vegan Seitan Recipes and a Guide to the High-Protein Food
Barbecue sauce options: This recipe gives you the option of using your favorite brand of bottled sauce or making your own. We have two great recipes for you to choose from:
Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky, BittersweetBlog.com. Photos originally appeared on VegKitchen.com.
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- ½ cup barbecue sauce, bottled or homemade (see links to recipes in Notes)
- 8 to 10 ounces seitan, packaged or Easy Homemade Seitan (see link in Notes), cut into bite-size chunks or strips
- Two 10- to 12-inch wraps (soft and pliable)
- Vegan mayonnaise and/or mustard, as desired
- Sriracha, optional
- Mixed baby greens, shredded lettuce, baby arugula, baby spinach, or a combination
- ½ avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
- Heat the barbecue sauce in a small skillet. Add the seitan and cook over medium heat until the sauce is reduced and envelopes the seitan nicely.
- Place a wrap on a plate. Spread with vegan mayonnaise and/or mustard. For a spicier wrap, drizzle with sriracha, if you’d like.
- Put a big handful of leafy greens in the center of a wrap. Arrange a row of half of theseitan right in the middle of it; make rows of avocado and tomatoes on either side.
- Fold two sides the wrap over the ends of the row of seitan, keeping them tucked in as you roll the wrap snugly to enclose all the ingredients.
- Cut in half with a sharp knife and serve at once, or pack in a crush-proof container to transport as a school or office lunch.
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