Korean-Style Vegan Tacos

Korean-Style Vegan Tacos
15 min
20 min
Makes 2 servings
SWEET, SALTY AND GARLICKY. Recipe by olivesfordinner.com

• Vegan recipes do not use any ingredients of animal origin including eggs, dairy, or honey.
• Recipes are vegan when prepared with the specified ingredients.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) SWEET EARTH Enlightened Foods Traditional Seitan Slices
  • 1/4 yellow onion, grated
  • 1/2 pear, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon gochugaru or crushed red pepper flakes
  • Vegetable oil or canola oil, for searing the seitan
  • 6 to 8 flour or corn tortillas, slightly warmed
  • 1 cup red cabbage, mandolined
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Vegan sour cream or creamy dressing
  • Kimchi, chopped
  • Black and white sesame seeds
  • Lime wedges
Packaging of Traditional Seitan Slices with GMO, protein, and plant based labels and a seitan sandwich by the product name.
Plant-based Seitan


Step 1
First, slice the seitan slices into slightly larger than bite-size pieces. There are variations in the thickness of the seitan, which actually adds a nice textural element in the finished dish.
Step 2
Combine onion, pear, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and gochugaru in a medium-sized bowl and stir. Add in the seitan and toss the mixture around with your hands or a large spoon until well-coated. Cover and place into the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
Step 3
To sear the marinated seitan, preheat a large cast iron pan over medium-heat for a minute or two. Add a little vegetable oil to the pan, and roll it around to coat.
Step 4
Working in batches, shake off any excess marinade and place the seitan in a single layer in the pan.
Step 5
Allow it to cook on one side for a minute or two, then flip and finish the other side. Repeat with the rest of the seitan.
Step 6
If there are any burnt bits stuck to the pan in between batches, just use a spatula to scrape them off before making your next batch.
Step 7
Place the seitan in the tortillas with the desired amount of cabbage, scallions, cilantro, sour cream, kimchi, sesame seeds and lime juice. Serve immediately.