Seitan with Sweet Peppers and Onions

Looking for some new ways to prepare healthier, vegetarian options at home? Seitan could be your new go-to ingredient. This versatile meat substitute has a wide range of entrée possibilities.

Recipe courtesy of Eleni’s Modern Mediterranean

Makes 4 Servings


  • 1 lb Taft Foodmasters seitan loaf version, cut into 1” by 1” pieces

  • 5 tbs olive oil (divided use)

  • 3 Spanish onions, cut in half and sliced ¼” thick

  • 2 red pepper, cut in half and sliced ¼” thick

  • 2 green peppers, cut in half and sliced 1/4” thick

  • ½ bunch fresh basil leaves, about 1 ½ oz (leave torn)


  1. Place thick sauté pan over medium high heat.

  2. Add 3 tbs oil and heat until very hot, add onions a little at a time to maintain heat.

  3. Once all the onions are added lower the heat to medium, stirring constantly.

  4. Cook until you have a nice caramel color, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Once caramelized, add the peppers and cook slightly.

  6. Set aside for 5 minutes then add the basil. Toss in, set aside.

  7. In a separate sauté pan, add the remaining oil and allow it to get very hot.

  8. Add seitan and cook for about 1 ½ minutes.

  9. Add seitan into pepper and onion mix and toss.

  10. Plate and serve

Notes: Best served over whole wheat pasta.

Nutrition Information: Nutrition analysis per serving: Calories 480; Fat 25g; Saturated fat 3g; Cholesterol 0g; Sodium 410mg; Carbohydrate 26g; Fiber 5g; Sugar 9g; Protein 38g.

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