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Kale and Seitan

What you need: 

1 huge bunch kale (about 8 to 10 cups), sliced
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
2 cups seitan, sliced, cubed or chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar

What you do: 

1. Steam kale for 5 to 10 minutes, or until bright green and soft. You could also dunk it in boiling water for a couple of minutes, uncovered, until bright green if you don't have a steamer.
2. Heat the oils in a large skillet or wok over medium heat and add the onion, ginger, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are just translucent. Add seitan (if it is packaged in water, drain it first) and stir to heat though.
3. Around this time the kale should be done. Take the kale and add it to the skillet/wok and stir to combine. Heat for a couple more minutes or until kale is done to your liking. I tend to like it pretty "crunchy."
4. Turn off heat. Sprinkle on the soy sauce and rice vinegar and stir to mix everything together. Enjoy!
Source of recipe: I wanted kale and seitan and winged this recipe.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
3 to 4


This is just the kind of dish I like.  It has simple ingredients, is quick to make and tastes wonderful.  I used toasted sesame oil which went nicely with the garlic and ginger.  I might try just a little bit of heat, like a garlic chile sauce next time to give it a little bite.  It's a versatile dish and many variations are possible.


Just made this, it was great! It was my first recipe with seitan and my wife and I LOVED it. I served it over brown rice, to add some substance. Also, I don't recommend the baby kale (I submitted a picture above), it was too stringy and not hearty enough to go with the seitan. Also, I sliced the onions, per recipe, however I will chop them next time. 


This was super easy and tasted pretty good, I added some red peppers to it since I had some in the kitchen and some chopped jalapeno. Really nice flavors and not a lot of work thanks.


Hi, this sounds delicious. Of all these recipes I'm looking at, I am wondering what "kind" of kale is used. I noticed in Whole Foods last week they had two kinds. Also, what do you do about the very strong bitterness? Thanks!


this was super good! I've never made seitan before and I've been meaning to do that, so I tried this recipe out because I had some leftover kale. It was really tasty! Loved the marinade/sauce. I'll be using it in the future!


This came out SO excellent! For a recipe that was just thrown together it's quite good. Used some homemade seitan my dad made. Will definitely be making this again.


This was yummy! I used canned kale because that just happened to be in my house.  The kale was mushy but it tasted wonderfully with all the spices.  I also used crystallized ginger, which was lovely. This is the first time I have cooked with seitan, and I definitely will again. Thanks!

By the way. if anyone is wondering this is about 350 calories per serving but that's including all the oil calories, so it's actually a bit less. 

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