Seitan Asada Tacos
with Lime Rice & Radish Salsa
Seitan is a plant-based meat alternative made from gluten, the primary protein in wheat. We use seitan, marinated in a flavorful sauce of smoked paprika, cumin, and oregano, as a stand-in for steak in savory "carne" asada tacos. A simple salad of crispy radish, lime juice, and cilantro add a bright, crunchy topping to this classic Mexican favorite.
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- 1/2 cup white basmati rice
- 1 lime, zested and juiced (divided)
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 4 tsp low-sodium tamari
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp turbinado sugar
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 8 oz seitan, thinly sliced
- 4 radishes, trimmed and chopped
- 0.5 oz cilantro, leaves and tender stems minced
- 6 yellow corn tortillas
- 1/4 cup Treeline® Dairy-Free Sour Cream
- 2 tsp olive oil*
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil*
- *Not included
- Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
- For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
Combine rice, 1 cup water, and a pinch of salt in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until water is absorbed and grains are tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Stir lime zest into cooked rice and set aside, covered. (4-serving meal: use 1⅓ cups water)
Combine garlic, just half the lime juice, tamari, vinegar, sugar, oregano, paprika, cumin, and 1 tbsp vegetable oil in large bowl and whisk marinade. Add sliced seitan, toss to coat, and let marinate for at least 10 minutes. (4-serving meal: use 2 tbsp vegetable oil)
Stir together remaining lime juice, radish, cilantro, 2 tsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper in medium bowl. (4-serving meal: use 4 tsp olive oil)
Wrap tortillas in clean dish towel and warm in microwave for 15 to 30 seconds to soften. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add marinated seitan and any remaining marinade and cook until seitan is crispy in places, 4 to 6 minutes. (4-serving meal: use 2 tbsp vegetable oil) (TIPS: Work in batches for the 4-serving meal, adding more oil as needed. You can also wrap tortillas in foil and place in 400°F oven until heated through, 5 to 6 minutes.)
Divide warm tortillas between plates and top with lime rice, seitan asada, and radish salsa. Dollop tacos with sour cream. ¡Buen apetito!