Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

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I’m sharing this Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce from the Candle Cafe Cookbook with some minor modifications. I’ve made seitan from scratch twice and want you to know that it takes a long time to make. My hands hurt by the time I got all the “white” out of my dough ball. To create Seiten, you knead a dough ball of wheat gluten for at least an hour to activate the wheat protein. To make this recipe easier, I buy seitan from my local organic market. If you can’t find it in your local market check on the web, it depends on your region where you can buy Seitan online.

Seitan Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce | Vegetarian

What is Seitan?

Seitan is a high protein vegan meat alternative that is made from gluten, the main protein from wheat.

This dish is our all-time favorite at Candle Cafe in New York. When you look for Seitan at your food store, search for certified organic un-marinated, cubed traditional products.

How to Make Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

First, you’ll need to gather up all the ingredients to make this seitan recipe with chimichurri sauce. You may have quite a few of these already in your pantry, but a trip to the market may require a natural foods market if you are not going to attempt scratch-made seitan.

  • lemons
  • limes
  • oranges
  • 1extra virgin olive oil
  •  fresh garlic cloves
  • Waxing Kara Honey
  • sea salt
  • fresh parsley
  • cilantro
  • Silken tofu
  • Seitan
seitan recipe chimichurri sauce up close
Chimichurri sauce

Step one: Make the first marinade and prep skewers

Place the marinade ingredients in the blender and blend well, set aside. Place seitan on skewers that have been soaked in water for at least an hour. Pour marinade over seitan and refrigerate for at least an hour, at most overnight.

Step two: Prepare the seitan recipe chimichurri sauce

Place all sauce ingredients in the blender and blend well, place in a glass jar and refrigerate. Heat grill and grill skewers 5 minutes each side. Serve on a bed of mixed greens, sliced tomato, and easy pickled onions.

The marinate and the sauce, plus finishing this dish on the grill REALLY makes it a credible meat alternative. I was pleasantly surprised.

Modifying this Seitan Recipe

In light of the fact that this is a meat alternative, you may be interestest in this recipe because you observe a vegan diet. If you are vegan, it should be obvious to you to exchange the honey in this recipe with whatever sweetener you like to use. Coconut sugar, Agave Nectar, Rice Syrup. Whatever rocks your world, go for it. It will be delicious no matter what!

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Seitan Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce | Vegetarian

Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: seitan recipe
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 12
Calories: 428kcal
Making scratch Seiten is not an easy task. It takes a lot of time (at least a half-day) You knead a dough ball of wheat gluten for at least an hour in ice-cold water to turn it into wheat protein. To make this recipe easier, I buy seitan from my local organic market and strongly suggest you do the same.

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Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 c parsley finely-chopped
  • 1 c cilantro finely-chopped

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 c fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 c fresh lime juice
  • 1 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c silken tofu
  • 1/4 c parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
  • sea salt
  • 1 1/2 lb seitan cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

Instructions

  • Place all marinate ingredients in the blender and blend well, set aside.
  • Place seitan on skewers that have been soaked in water for at least an hour.
  • Pour marinade over seitan and refrigerate for at least an hour, at most overnight.
  • Place all sauce ingredients in the blender and blend well, place in glass jar and refrigerate.
  • Heat grill and grill skewers 5 minutes each side.
  • Pour sauce on grilled skewers.
  • Serve on a bed of mixed greens, sliced tomato and Easy Pickled Onion

Nutrition

Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 113mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 27.2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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3 thoughts on “Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

  1. As close to Candle Cafe’s dish as possible! Delicious!

  2. Not vegan. Do you know what they do to bees to get honey? Please find another sweetener.

    1. Bett,

      In our recipes, we do our very best to encourage everyone to adapt as necessary. We encourage creativity and we practice inclusivity in our recipe content. We create kosher recipes, recipes made with meat and we create meatless recipes. We do this so that everyone gets ideas on how they can use honey at every meal if they so desire. If they don’t that’s fine with us too. To each his/her own, as they say.

      I’m writing to open up communication with you about your comment.

      I am one of “them”.

      One of those people who keep bees. I see it as my life’s best and most noble work.

      Every day from March to October I wake up and care for my bees.

      I plant 40 acres of nectar-rich plant material specifically for them. I clean their equipment with my hands to prepare for the season.

      I buy them new equipment each year because disease requires me to burn equipment that looks perfectly fine.

      I provide jobs for people. Only people who don’t mind really hard work and it’s really hard work. And it’s really hard to find people who want to work really hard today. You’d be surprised.

      When the bees are sick, we care for them. When they are hungry, we feed them. We even give them herbs and probiotics to keep their immune systems strong.

      Do you know that there really aren’t many bees found in the wild today?

      I’m not sure what you meant to imply by “not knowing what they do to bees” but perhaps I can suggest that you take a moment to realize that without bees, YOU would have NO vegetables to eat.

      That’s right “ilikevegetables” without “them” those people who do things to bees you’d have no food to eat.

      Have you ever wondered what you’d eat if there were no vegetables?

      I hope that this provided you with some enlightenment.

      Peace,

      Kara

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