Another great use of homemade basic seitan! The possibilities are endless. This week we show you how to make soft tacos from leftover seitan. Recipe also includes how to make your own salsa and guacamole!
PREPARATION TIME: 20 MINUTES
(if your BASIC SEITAN is already prepared)
COOKING TIME: 20 MINUTES
YIELD: 1 DOZEN TACOS
INGREDIENTS FOR TACOS
3 cups BASIC SEITAN, cubed, (or 1 (12 oz.) package SmartGround® Mexican Style Crumbles, or 6 Gardein™ chick’n breasts, chopped)
2 teaspoons Mexican Seasoning of your choice (not necessary if using the SmartGround®)
1 dozen corn tortillas
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 cup pico de gallo or salsa (see recipe below)
1 cup black beans, cooked, rinsed and drained
1 cup rice, cooked
guacamole (see recipe below)
vegan sour cream (optional)
oil for sautéing
INGREDIENTS FOR SALSA
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1 bulb garlic, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup cilantro, washed and packed tightly
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon Mexican Seasoning or Simply Organic® Salsa Mix
2 tablespoons Simply Organic® Mole Sauce Mix (optional)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
dash of ground cayenne pepper (optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Makes about 1½ cups.
INGREDIENTS FOR GUACAMOLE
3 large ripe avocados
2 tablespoons salsa
lime juice and sea salt to taste.
Combines all ingredients, mashing the avocados until chunky yet a bit smooth.
DIRECTIONS FOR TACOS
1. Heat a little oil in a large skillet and sauté the chopped seitan (or Gardein™) with the Mexican Seasoning for about 3 minutes. It should be well seasoned and a bit crispy when done. Remove from the pan and set aside. (If you are using Smart Ground® Veggie Crumbles, no cooking or seasoning is required. Just heat is slightly and put into a small bowl and set aside. )
2. In the same skillet, heat a small amount of oil or Earth Balance Buttery Spread and lightly sauté one tortilla for a few seconds, flipping it once. This is just to moisten and soften it up.
3. Remove the tortilla from the pan. If using guacamole, spread a thin layer of it inside the tortilla, and then add one large spoonful of the veggie meat (seitan, SmartGround® or Gardein™) in the center of it, spreading it out so that it is a line down the center. Continue to fill the taco with the remaining ingredients.
4. Repeat the process for the remaining tortillas. Double the tortillas if necessary to hold the ingredients.