20 Underrated Yet Delicious Soy Curls Recipes to try at Home

Not to let their name confuse you, soy curls are actually a product of soy beans. The beans are cooked, shredded and then dried by experts in food processing. People then buy them usually to replace their meat diets.

Soy curls are not genetically modified too which is a plus for consumer health and so are they free of pesticides, additives, and preservatives too.

Further, this food item is rich in iron, fiber, and potassium.

As for how they taste, soy curls are rather plain yet rather than being a drawback, this is the very reason as to why they should not miss on your recipe whenever you get the time since they are able to blend in any flavors of your taste. And this article will give you several of these options.


20 Delicious Soy Curls Recipes

1. Vegan Hamburger Helper with Soy Curls

You can count on this hamburger to impress even the people who are most picky when it comes to what they eat.

The ingredients include; cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, cumin, pasta, raw cashews, cheese, yellow mustard, onion powder, garlic powder etc.

To prepare, place vegetable broth and extra seasoning in a bowl. Add the curls and wait them to soak (around fifteen minutes). Drain the curls and transfer to a pan, sauté until brown. Transfer to a bowl then pulse for a while. Wipe the pan.

Separately, transfer the cheese ingredients (cashews, water, yeast, smoked paprika etc.) to a blender and have at it until the product is smooth. This is the cheese sauce.

Pour the pasta back into the pan and mix it with the sauce.


2. The Curious Chickpea

Tried a buffalo pizza before? Cauliflower, pasta, or even tofu? Well, chick peas are yet another great option for you to explore if you are curious enough. The ingredients include; garlic, soy curls, olive oil, and vegan mozzarella.

For our purposes here, we will assume that you already know how to make a pizza (it is another long process that space does not permit that we go into here) so we will pick off from the topping stage. Shape the dough according to your preferred way depending on how you intend to bake then spread on it a layer of olive oil.

Add garlic, the mozzarella, soy curls, and finally scallions. Bake until the pizza has dark spots.

Serve with ranch and hot sauce.


3. Vegan Mongolian Beef

While many vegans will find this course very delicious, it is especially for you if you were into loved the real Mongolian Beef or American cheese prior to turning vegan or vegetarian.

The ingredients include; soy curls, umami seasoning, canola oil, vegetable stock etc.

You need a large bowl to start on cooking. In it pour rice wine vinegar, then add vegetable stock, vegan cane sugar, and mushroom seasoning. Mix well then add soy curls. Wait for ten minutes.

The curls will have drained much of the liquid though you should pour out any that might have remained.

With oil, cook these contents for a short while then reduce the heat. Add ginger and garlic then sauté for not more than a minute. Once the mixture thickens, add onions, brown sugar, and red pepper flake. Cook for a final three minutes.

This recipe serves well with rice.


4. Vegan African Peanut Stew

On top of the rest of the uniqueness if this recipe, it can also be made in quite large amounts and frozen for eating in future.  The ingredients among others include, turmeric, carrot, nutritional yeast, peanut butter, vegetable stock etc.

To save time, start by soaking the soy curls in hot water (they should not be there for more than twenty minutes). Separately, sauté onions and carrot with either oil or little water.

Add chili powder, ginger, turmeric, and coriander. Again, pour canned tomatoes therein, coconut milk, and vegetable stock. Whisk with peanut butter then simmer.

Back to the soy curls, pour the water and cover with a lid. Cook for thirty minutes. Add potatoes that are well dices and greens (e.g. spinach or kale) until when they potatoes soften.


5. Vegan Gyros with Soya Chunks

This recipe is unique in that its storage does not require that it is frozen. It will just work fine at room temperature. Don’t let “Soya chunks” in the title confuse you by the way, it is the other name for soy curls. The ingredients here include among other things, onion, soy curls, garlic, paprika, plant-based oil etc.

Of course you want to cook the curls first then drain water from them. In another pan, add oil, and then onions. Let them cook for a short while.

Now add the soy curls, paprika powder, thyme, and salt. Watch them cook then you can go on to serve. You will know things are ready when you see them become brown.


6. Vegan Orange Chicken Recipe (Soy Curls)

Are you looking for a sauce that is sticky and at the same time sour? If yes, then Vegan Orange Chicken is your thing. The ingredients requires to pull it off include; tamari, ginger, chili flakes, orange, and ginger root.

To prepare, mix soy curls (having soaked them in water already) with tapioca. Air fry for fifteen minutes. Now, make the orange sauce by simmering all ingredients in a skillet for less than a minute.

Add date pate for sweetening (optional). Combine the sauce and curls. Cook until the sauce thickens (around a minute).

Some of the best foods with which to serve this recipe are Coconut spinach rice, Ramen noodles, and Roasted broccoli.


7. Spicy Vegan Peanut Noodle Stir Fry

You want to jump on this recipe not least because of the extra flavor and cream that it adds to the noodles. The ingredients to pull it off include; noodles, peanut butter, tamari, and carrots. Udon noodles are a great option because they are thick and short. Moreover, they get ready fast.

Follow the instructions on your noodle packaging to get your noodles ready. Boil the soy curls too. As you do both these tasks, whisk peanut sauce.

Drain the curls and fry them in a skillet until they have turned brown. Now add peanut sauce, cabbage, carrots, and garlic. Cook for three minutes. Add the noodles and toss.

This recipe can be served with Sriracha and Cilantro alike.


8. Vegan Shawarma with Soy Curls

This Mediterranean will do if at all you are in a hurry. It does not take more than thirty minutes to prepare. The ingredients you will need are; green pepper, flavored oil, paprika, tomato, pickles, coriander, cumin and cayenne.

Heat oil along with onion in a pan. When the onions start to turn brown add soy curls (you would have boiled them in hot water by now), turmeric, coriander, ginger, paprika, and no-chicken bouillon. Stir and then cook for ten minutes.

Find the flat breads and on the top of each, place mixed greens followed by the soy curl mixture just described, and cucumber, tomato, and pickles. Finally, sprinkle diary free “thousand island” dressing.


9. Vegan Chicken and Dumplings

This recipe can work well on any day yet it can be a saver too during thanks giving when as a vegan you do not have the luxury of eating turkeys. The ingredients include, celery, soy curls, and parsley.

Good substitutions for parsley are sage and then chives.

Preparing this recipe has the aspect of soup and then the dumplings. We are limited here to explore the details of either so we will briefly hint on them. The soup process includes sautéing onions, celery, carrots etc. the vegetables are then later mixed with broth and slurry.

The dumplings on the other hand are made by whisking together salt, baking powder, and flour. Non-diary milk then is added and butter too.

The dumplings form when the dough is scooped in table spoons and dropped in the soup. There will be further cooking of the soup after this.


10. Oil-Free Vegan Butter Chicken Soy Curls

This recipe is one of the closest ways to remind yourself of Indian food. The ingredients include among others; garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, cumin, nutritional yeast, and of course, soy curls.

Start by sautéing onions for a few minutes. Add garlic and ginger next and sauté for another two minutes.

Place the result of this in a blender along with cumin, nutritional yeast, coriander, turmeric, garam masala and black pepper. Blend until everything smoothens.

Draw out the sauce and to eat add soy curls and water. Cover and heat until bubbling. Reduce the heat and cook for another fifteen minutes.

The recipe can be enjoyed most when served with Brown rice, Cilantro, or even unsweetened plain vegan yoghurt.


11. Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta with Garlic Soy Curls

This recipe has quite a long list of ingredients. They include; garlic powder, paprika, fresh thyme, virgin oil, soy curls, and vegetable broth. In the place of vegetable broth, you can very well use chikin flavored broth.

To prepare the soy curl, we will soak it as usual though we will also add broth, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning. Once ready, drain the water and add this mix in a skillet then heat with oil. Add cashew milk, and paprika then cook not for more than five minutes.

Now add the sundried tomato, yeast, and spinach then boil. Finally, add lemon zest and toss to coat. Turn off the heat and wait a short while whilst covering the food. Serve.


12. Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

This recipe does not exactly have many rules as it will do just fine as supper or lunch. It is up to you to prepare when you wish. The ingredients are; no beef bouillon, liquid smoke, torpedo rolls, mushrooms etc. Needless to say, each of these brings a unique touch with it.

The bouillon is for soaking the soy curls with a flavor of beef.

As usual start by placing the curls in water. This time add liquid smoke, no beef bouillon, and soy sauce. Cook the mushrooms for not more than ten minutes.

Separately, sauté the onions and pepper. Now toast the rolls to build the sandwiches. Add mushrooms, soy curls, and the sautéed components. Finally, smoother with diary-free cheese.


13. Vegan Chicken Salad

You want to try the salad if you have allergies as it is completely gluten-free. It can also be free of nuts if you are deliberate about the mayonnaise that you use.

Necessary ingredients include; lemon juice, vegan mayonnaise, dijon mustard, vegan chicken bouillon etc.

Having hydrated the soy curls to begin with, place vegan chicken stock in the same bowl. Add the rest of the chicken salad ingredients too then mix. Pour this content in another bowl with mayonnaise and seasoning.

This recipe will do well on picnics and other outings especially outdoors as they accompany roasted meals well. Consider grilled Tofu steaks for example.

Other options include grilled street corn as well as veggie burgers.


14. Vegan Ropa Vieja

The ingredients here include; paprika, garlic cloves, red wine, cayenne pepper, olive oil, red bell pepper, and cumin. Some of these have to be attuned to certain specifications for the recipe to turn out well. The red bell pepper is better off when sliced into strips.

As for red wine, it is meant to bring a meat element (the real Ropa vieja uses white wine).

Heat olive oil in a skillet, sauté pepper and onions therein then add garlic and the rest of the spices. By now the soy curls are soaked already so drain them and add them to skillet.

Pour some red wine next and allow it to simmer at least when it has almost entirely evaporated. Add crushed tomatoes next and finally liquid smoke and red wine vinegar. Serve with Vieja rice.


15. Vegan Jambalaya

For this recipe, you are free to soak the soy curls in water or vegetable broth. The latter gives you a benefit of more flavor.

The ingredients include; vegan sausages, green onions, bay leaf, black pepper, garlic, and cajun seasoning.

With soy curls prepared as has been explained over and over or soaked in broth, cook the sausages in oil until they turn brown. Next cook onions and celery in oil until they are brownish.

Then add red chili pepper, onions, and garlic. Mix these with rice, soy curls, and sausages and stir. Add chopped tomatoes and vegetable then reduce the heat and boil. Simmer for some twenty minutes.

Brown long rice rather than white long grain rice works well for this particular meal.


16. Fatfree Vegan Kitchen

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients; cornmeal, nutritional yeast, soy curls, poultry seasoning, black pepper, plain non-diary yoghurt, and chipotle powder.

Whisk yoghurt and hot sauce to start with them pour the soy curls (they have been hydrated at this point) in the container where the whisking happened to coat them.

Separately combine nutritional yeast, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, poultry seasoning, chipotle powder, and creole seasoning in a bowl then sprinkle the mixture on the curls.

Place them in an oven and bake until they turn crispy.

If you have issues with sodium. Then you can opt for sodium-free seasoning in the place of creole seasoning.


Other Delicious Soy Curls Recipes

  1. Mock Chicken Casserole
  2. Vegan Pepper Steak with Onions
  3. BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich
  4. Cajun Soy Curls and Grits



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