Barbecue Seitan Kabobs

Barbecue Seitan Kabobs

This seitan is meaty, full of flavor, and does’t have a rubbery texture like many seitan recipes. Rip it up, add veggies, and it becomes perfect for grilling on skewers. I used a store bought barbecue sauce. You can use any barbecue sauce that you would like.


  • assorted summer veggies (I used zucchini, bell peppers, and mushrooms)
  • 2 ¼-½ cup vital wheat gluten*
  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika 
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil 
  • 1 cup water 
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Add all dry ingredients except salt to a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Add all the wet ingredients and salt to a separate bowl and mix well.
  3. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and mix very well. (*Depending on the consistency of the wet ingredients, you may need to add a bit more vital wheat gluten).
  4. Add spoonfuls of wheat gluten to the mixture and knead until the texture of the dough becomes elastic and fibrous.
  5. Continue kneading for five minutes. Tear off small pieces of dough and wrap them in aluminum foil.
  6. Steam in a steamer over water on the stove at medium heat for about an hour.
  7. Chill cooked seitan in the fridge overnight or use seitan right away.
  8. Rip apart seitan and cut veggies into bite-sized pieces. Add seitan and veggies to skewers.
  9. Cook on the grill for a few minutes on each side until the edges start to brown and get grill marks.
  10. Top it off with barbeque sauce and enjoy. 

If you make this recipe be sure to let me know how it goes and tag me on Instagram @plantifulpicnic.

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