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Seitan Tacos with Buffalo Coleslaw

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No introduction needed here!!  Do these tacos look good, or what?  These Seitan Tacos with Buffalo Coleslaw are so delicious that I am just going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Lately, I have been loving making my own unique versions of coleslaw and incorporating them into the main dishes that I cook.  A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a  nearly full bottle of opened buffalo sauce sitting in my fridge just waiting to be used.  So, I put my brain to work and came up with the idea of making a buffalo coleslaw.  I was definitely loving this idea.  But then, I thought, “what am I going to serve with this tasty coleslaw?”  I went back to my freezer and fridge for inspiration and found seitan, tortilla shells, and pineapple.  Hmm…a bit of spiciness paired with some sweetness?  Yes, please!  And so became the Seitan Tacos with Buffalo Coleslaw.

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Seitan Tacos with Buffalo Coleslaw

Servings: 2 (Makes 4 tacos)


For the Buffalo Coleslaw:

2 1/2 cups coleslaw mix
3 TB vegan mayo (I used Vegenaise)
1/2 TB buffalo sauce (or more if you like it really spicy!)
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp sriracha sauce
sea salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste

For the Tacos:

olive oil cooking spray
1/2 of an 8 oz package of ground seitan
2 TB Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce)
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
4 tortillas


1. Combine coleslaw ingredients.  Mix well.  Store in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  Set aside.

3. In a medium skillet, heat seitan and liquid aminos over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.

4. Lower the head to medium-low.  Stir in pineapple and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until all of the ingredients are warm.

5. Place tortillas onto the baking sheet and heat for approximately 3 to 5 minutes, or until warm.

6. Compile the tacos in this order: tortilla, buffalo coleslaw, and seitan and pineapple mixture.

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I used fairly large tortillas, so I ended up rolling each taco into the form of a burrito.

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I love tacos and I absolutely adore Mexican food.  But now and then, I like to make “non-traditional” versions of some of my favorite foods.  These tacos most certainly are not traditional (and are pretty far from being considered “Mexican cuisine”), but they are absolutely delicious.  The crunchy texture of the coleslaw combined with the chewy texture of the seitan was perfect.  And, of course, the spicy combination of the coleslaw with the sweetness of the pineapple was to die for!  All of these amazing combinations rolled (literally! ;)) into one dish made my taste buds super happy! 🙂

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If you are not yet convinced that you need to drop what you are doing and go buy the ingredients for these tacos, did I mention that they are insanely easy and quick to make, AND they are vegan?  It does not get much better than that!

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  • Jeremy DeHague June 9, 2013, 1:03 pm
    Your recipes are very unique! Those tacos look very very good! I'm def going have to give these a try!
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness June 9, 2013, 4:19 pm
    Okay this sounds amazing! I don't like mayo but I bet you could replace it with plain Greek yogurt. The flavor combinations sound so fun, would never have thought about combining buffalo sauce and pineapple in the same dish.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 9, 2013, 5:59 pm
      Greek yogurt would definitely work. And in all honesty, I HATE mayo, but I love Vegenaise, so you might give it a try!
  • kimathungryhealthygirl June 9, 2013, 6:06 pm
    Yum....I'm always up for tacos. I've never had seitan, but I've seen a couple of recipes with it here recently. I'll have to give it a try.
  • kelly @hidden fruits and veggies June 9, 2013, 6:09 pm
    The coleslaw on these sounds totally amazing! I get in strange moods where I'm just obsessed with coleslaw (sometimes, I made a meatless California reuben, just cheese, dressing, and coleslaw) -- it sounds even better with buffalo sauce!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 9, 2013, 6:12 pm
      That sounds delicious! And I know what you mean...I am majorly addicted to coleslaw right now!
  • swissfitchick June 9, 2013, 6:38 pm
    Love the addition of pineapple!! And tacos are just always a winner!!!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine June 9, 2013, 8:27 pm
    Buffalo slaw??! OMG - YES! This is totally going on my summer BBQ salad list. What a great idea!
  • Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body June 9, 2013, 8:43 pm
    I love tacos! They used to be one of my faves growing up and I used to always have them for my birthday party parties! I haven't been able to find sietan where I live :(
  • jessielovestorun June 9, 2013, 10:10 pm
    You always have such unique recipes. I mean really, buffalo coleslaw?! Can't get much more original than that =)
  • jessiebearwhat June 9, 2013, 10:25 pm
    Oooh I like the buffalo coleslaw idea. yum.
  • ashley June 10, 2013, 1:45 am
    You're totally right - these pictures DO speak for themselves! Yumm-o!!
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats June 10, 2013, 4:21 am
    I've never tried Seitan but it looks really interesting :)
  • Marie @ Little Kitchie June 10, 2013, 5:22 am
    These really do look fabulous!! I love buffalo sauce!
  • Anna Smith-James (@AnnaTheApple88) June 10, 2013, 7:23 am
    I love the addition of pineapple in this. Spicey sweet combo, yum!
  • Alyssa @ Road to RD June 10, 2013, 8:40 am
    What an interesting combination of flavors! I ever would have thought of it, but it sounds pretty darn tasty!
  • Kelly @ Vegan Iowan June 10, 2013, 8:41 am
    The buffalo coleslaw sounds so creative and fantastic! I could see it being used on lots of different dishes. Thanks for sharing!
  • Brittany June 10, 2013, 8:52 am
    I was convinced after reading the title! These look so good, LOVEE me some vegan tacos!
  • Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie June 10, 2013, 9:11 am
    I absolutely love tacos, and these look so so good! What a great way to switch it up!
  • megbek June 10, 2013, 9:16 am
    I love tacos! And you're totally rocking out the Mexican. Haha, put your brain to work girl, it does miracles! I don't even know what seitan is but it looks good!
  • Katherine June 10, 2013, 9:35 am
    Girl I think my mom is starting to hate me looking at your blog. Your food always looks SO GOOD! Ah, seriously, the other day I was telling my mom all about your recipes. We live right near the border of Mexico, so my mom can cook some mean Mexican food, but I think she's jealous that I'm drooling over yours :D
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 10, 2013, 11:51 am
      Aww, that is seriously such a compliment! I am sure that her Mexican cooking is FAR better! I would love for her to cook for me!
  • Erin June 10, 2013, 9:47 am
    Oh yum!!!! I would like to try this with chicken!!
  • Lisa June 10, 2013, 10:18 am
    What a yummy recipe!!! You know I love those vegan recipes! I would've never thought to add pineapple, but I bet it makes it extra tasty with a slight sweetness!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 10, 2013, 11:52 am
      I just happened to have pineapple in my fridge leftover from another recipe so i figure, "why not?" It turned out really well!
  • Deborah D. @ Its All About Me Fitness June 10, 2013, 10:25 am
    The buffalo coleslaw drew me in! Definately trying this out! Everything tastes better with buffalo sauce :)
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health June 10, 2013, 10:29 am
    delicioussss idea.
  • makingthymeforhealth June 10, 2013, 10:45 am
    It's crazy how much seitan looks like real meat! I love the flavor combination in these, the addition of cole slaw is so unique!
  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles June 10, 2013, 10:53 am
    I don't think I've ever tried seitan! I usually stick with tofu if I want a meat substitute, but I may have to give it a shot sometime. if you're really big into coleslaw right now you should check out The Food Network Magazine's current issue...it's got a section on 'coleslaw 50 ways'. You may get some more ideas, although buffalo seems pretty hard to beat!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 10, 2013, 11:53 am
      You should definitely give seitan a try for something different! And that magazine article sounds right up my alley. Yum!!
  • jumpeatrun June 10, 2013, 11:30 am
    Yum for seitan! this looks delish!
  • Tara June 10, 2013, 12:40 pm
    The most far-out taco I have tried was a mushroom mango taco topped with purple cabbage. It was so delicious! I never had that flavor before.
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen June 10, 2013, 1:52 pm
    mmm sweet and spicey is the best combo!
  • blonde hair blue eyed runner June 10, 2013, 3:19 pm
    yummy yummy yummy! I love your recipes!
  • katalysthealth June 10, 2013, 4:08 pm
    would have to replace the mayo since it gives me the creeps but other than that everything else sounds amazing!! the flavors sound like they would be so great together!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 10, 2013, 8:09 pm
      In all honesty, I HATE mayo and it totally creeps me out, too! But I really like the Vegenaise. Weird huh? :)
  • eatgreatbegreat June 10, 2013, 6:28 pm
    I love anything with coleslaw...it's one of my favs! I love the idea of adding it to the tacos. They sound great!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 10, 2013, 8:09 pm
      Thank you! Adding coleslaw to tacos is awesome because it provides a nice and crunchy texture.
  • Alex (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) June 10, 2013, 7:59 pm
    Love the addition of pineapple! And buffalo coleslaw? So creative! Buffalo sauce makes everything better :)
  • Joanne June 11, 2013, 5:51 am
    Seitan is actually the one vegetarian protein source that I've never cooked with! I need to change that and get these tacos into my life.
  • Ashley June 11, 2013, 2:49 pm
    I love trying different types of coleslaw at home - this one sounds fantastic! And so do the tacos : )

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