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January 8, 2015

Seitan and Polenta Skillet with Fresh Greens

Nava Atlas

  • This skillet supper is close to a meal in itself—full of flavor, protein and the great nutrition of greens. Susan Voisin/Fatfreevegan.com

Serves 4-6

One 18-ounce tube or block (500g) ready-made polenta
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 pound (450g) seitan, cut into bite-sized pieces or strips
4 large or 6 medium stalks bok choy with leaves, sliced crosswise
5 ounces (140g) fresh baby spinach
4 scallions (spring onions), green and white parts, sliced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, or more to taste
¼ cup (60g) sliced oil-cured sun-dried tomatoes, optional
Salt and ground pepper to taste

Slice the polenta ½ inch thick. Cut each slice into 4 little wedges.

Heat a wide nonstick skillet. Add a drop of the oil and spread it around with a paper towel to create a very light coat, or use cooking oil spray. Add the polenta wedges; cook in a single layer over medium heat, about 5 minutes on each side.

Remove the polenta to a plate. Heat the oil and soy sauce slowly in the same skillet. Before they get too hot, add the seitan and stir well. Raise the heat to medium-high and sauté, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Stir in the bok choy, spinach and scallions, then cover and cook until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.

Sprinkle in vinegar to taste. Gently fold in the polenta wedges and dried tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and serve at once.

Recipe courtesy of Nava Atlas of Veg Kitchen.


All figures are per serving (assumes 6 servings).

Calories: 395
Fat: 6 g 
Carbs: 27 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 60 g
Sodium: 499 mg