Seitan Buddha Bowl

Seitan Buddha Bowl

Tuck into this protein-rich power bowl

Tuck into this seitan Buddha Bowl recipe - its packed with protein, a healthy dose of fibre for your gut bugs and immune-supporting vegetables.

Seitan is a very rich source of protein, and something I highly recommend you add into your plant-based diet (if you don’t have Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance). You can use any grain you want (brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat etc) if you decide not to go for the one here - but give it a try and let me know how you get on!

Prep time: 15-20 mins - Cook time: 30 mins - Total time: 45-50mins


For the Seitan

  • 1 cup Vital Wheat Gluten (you can purchase this one from Amazon)
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp smoky bbq powder
  • 1 tsp garlic pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3-4 tbsp soy sauce or liquid aminos

For everything else

  • 1 cup freekeh/quinoa blend (or any whole grain of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon black garlic paste
  • 1 cup Cavolo Nero
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 4-5 broccoli florets
  • 3-5 sundried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Vegan Bouillon powder/vegetable stock
  • 1/2 lemon


  • For the seitan, mix all of your dry ingredients in a spacious bowl - mix through thoroughly with a fork or a whisk to ensure an even spread of the spices
  • Grab 1/2 cup of water and add the soy sauce/liquid aminos to it and stir
  • Then, slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry mix bit by bit. The idea here is that you want to have a dough-like ball, so slowly add the wet ingredients into the mix and knead with your hands until a large dough ball is formed that has a firm, yet springy texture

Let the dough sit for 3-5 mins after kneading, and then grab a sharp knife and cut into strips

Your seitan after you’ve kneaded the dough, and cut it into slices
Your seitan after you’ve kneaded the dough, and cut it into slices
  • Next, you want to steam it for 25-30 mins, turning over halfway to ensure that both sides are cooked evenly. Once this is done, remove from steamer and set aside for 2-3 mins, and then it should be ready to eat.
  • For everything else, its pretty straightforward - sauté the cavolo nero and peppers in a small bit of olive oil in a pan, adding seasoning of your choice
  • Steam your broccoli as you normally would
  • Cook the freekeh/quinoa blend (or any grain of your choice) according to the instructions on the packet, adding 1 tsp of vegan Bouillon powder or vegetable stock. Once it’s cooked, add a teaspoon of black garlic to it and mix in thoroughly
  • Grab yourself your sundried tomatoes, slice them up thinly and add to the bowl to top it all off :)
  • Squeeze your lemon over the greens to ensure better absorption of your iron

And there you have it - a Seitan buddha bowl which I thoroughly enjoyed and I think you will too. If you get round to making it, tag me on social media so I can see what you create!