Wheat gluten, also called seitan (Japanese: セイタン), wheat meat, gluten meat, or simply gluten, is a food made from gluten, the main protein of wheat.


Co-op Café Basic Seitan

Course: Main Dish


Seitan Stock

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cups tamari soy sauce


  • 1 pounds vital wheat gluten
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon peppermint
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tamari soy sauce


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Combine the 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of tamari in a pitcher.
  3. Form a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and slowly add the water and tamari mix to the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir to incorporate, Be sure to get everything incorporated, but try not to over mix because the dough will become chewy.
  5. Let rest 15 minutes then cut into two pieces and put into stock and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Do not boil. Boiling the seitan will make it rubbery.
  6. Let cool and then cut.