Vegan Carne Asada Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Carne Asada Recipe

Vegan Carne Asada Recipe
Chef Jade_Vegan Carne Asada


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • Large bowl
  • Grill or grill pan
  • Tongs


For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the "meat:

  • 1 package of seitan wheat meat, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • For serving:
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges for squeezing


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to make the marinade.
  • Add the seitan, red onion, and bell peppers to the marinade. Toss to coat and marinate for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to high heat.
  • Using tongs, remove the seitan and vegetables from the marinade and discard the excess marinade.
  • Grill the seitan and vegetables for 5-7 minutes, until charred and tender.
  • Warm the tortillas on the grill or in the microwave.
  • To assemble the carne asada tacos, place a few strips of seitan and grilled vegetables on each tortilla. Top with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Calories: 303 | Total Fat: 13g | Total Carbohydrates: 27g | Dietary Fiber: 4g | Protein: 18g

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