Homemade Seitan

Posted by: EatFree

>> Vegan, Vegetarian

Seitan is a vegetarian meat substitute that is made of the protein found in wheat-gluten.  This is the same protein that gives breads their elasticity and chew.  Making seitan at home is easy and only requires a few ingredients.  Their meaty texture is a great transitional food for new vegetarians craving meat.


  • one 10 ounce box of Vital Wheat Gluten (approx. 2.5 cups)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fine sea salt or to taste


  1. Bring a pot of water or low-sodium stock to a light boil.
  2. Meanwhile slowly add enough warm water to gluten until soft dough forms. Knead lightly.  Let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Cut into desired shapes (remembering seitan swells up about 50% of its size when cooking).  Put in water or stock, bring back to a boil, and then cook on low for an hour.  Use as you would meat in recipes.  Enjoy!


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