As a result of October being World Vegetarian Month, we are showcasing one of our favorite ways to use our sourdough English muffins... a hearty, vegetarian Seitan Banh Mi sandwich!
Further, we followed The Nut-Free Vegan's recipe for this plant-based Seitan Banh Mi sandwich, and used our vegan sourdough Whole Wheat Dam Good English Muffins instead of a baguette.
Although typically the foundation of a Banh Mi Sandwich is based around meat, however, to make it vegetarian, we used Seitan!
What is Seitan?
Seitan is a popular plant-based protein substitute for meat, which is made by rinsing away the starch in wheat dough, leaving just the high-protein gluten behind. It is very versatile, and serves as the base for many commercially available vegetarian products.
Seitan Banh Mi Sandwich:
- Pickled vegetables
- ¼ cup matchstick carrots
- ¼ cup matchstick daikon radish
- ½ cup rice vinegar
- Seitan marinade
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. garlic
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- ¼ cup brown sugar lightly packed
- 1 tsp. sweet chili sauce
- Sriracha mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup vegan mayonnaise I use Earth Balance Mindful Mayo
- 1 tsp. lemon
- 1 tsp. sriracha
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 10 oz. seitan
- 2 baguettes
- 4 thin cucumber slices
- 1 large jalapeño sliced
- ⅓ cup cilantro
- In small bowl, mix carrots, daikon, and rice vinegar. After that, let sit 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Next, mix seitan marinade in medium bowl, then add seitan. Let marinate 10 minutes.
- Mix sriracha mayonnaise ingredients together and set aside.
Heat olive oil over medium heat, add seitan and remaining marinade. Cook 10 minutes.
- Coat both sides of baguette with sriracha mayonnaise. Add cooked marinated seitan, cucumbers, pickled vegetables, jalapeño slices, and cilantro."
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In the same vein as our handmade, preservative-free vegan sourdough English muffins, seitan is also versatile and can be used in many different ways. As such, we recommend getting creative with it, and trying out different seitan sandwiches.
Other seitan sandwich recipes:
- Seitan Pastrami Sandwich
- BBQ Seitan Sandwich
- Seitan Steak Sandwich
- Seitan Chicken Sandwich
- Seitan Bacon