Vegan Seitan & Swiss Chard

Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard PinThey don’t get much easier than this one. If you’re in a rush when you get home from work, you can whip this Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard recipe up in just a few minutes and enjoy a glass of wine while it cooks. And it tastes delicious!

With only 124 calories per serving and 16 grams of protein, it’s also a great recipe to support your weight loss goals. You should eat a starchy complex carb with it though, like a purple or orange sweet potato, or some brown rice.

That’s a purple sweet potato in the picture. We get them at the mercado near our home in Cuenca, Ecuador and they’re delicious. They’re so sweet and creamy that they don’t need anything else on them. Amelia eats hers plain, but I usually put a little tabasco on mine. The sweet and spicy flavor is to die for!

In case you’re not familiar with seitan, it’s a meat substitute made from gluten so if you’re a gluten-free eater, this recipe isn’t for you. However, if you don’t have any issues with gluten (99.3% of people don’t), seitan is a great addition to a vegan diet. It’s low calorie but it’s also a great source of protein and other healthy nutrients.

Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard

We bought our seitan from Fratello Vegan, a vegan restaurant here in Cuenca that makes their own seitan and other mock meats like vegan chorizo. That’s why it looks a little different (more yellow) than the packaged seitan you’ll find in the states, which is usually more brown in color.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant-based eating.

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Seitan & Swiss Chard
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This quick an easy Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare and it's great for your weight loss goals.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Seitan & Swiss Chard
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Rating: 5
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This quick an easy Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare and it's great for your weight loss goals.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Assemble your ingredients. Chop the veggies.
    Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard Prep 1
  3. Add the onions and seitan to a medium casserole dish. Add the veggie broth and toss to coat.
    Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard Prep 2
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Stir half way through.
  5. Add the chard, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes and salt. Stir to mix.
  6. Return to the oven and bake until the greens are wilted, about 10 minutes. Stir halfway through.
  7. Add the lemon juice. Toss to coat and serve immediately.
    Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard Prep 4
  8. Serve with a sweet potato or brown rice.
    Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard Top
Recipe Notes

Serving size is about 1 cup.

Inspired by Big Vegan by Robin Asbell.

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