20+ Hearty Soy Curls Recipe Ideas

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You’ll love these fantastic soy curls recipe ideas for vegan-friendly and protein-packed meals! Budget-friendly, easy to make and so flavorful.

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Hearty Soy Curls Recipes

Vegan Pepper Steak With Onions
Make this flavorful vegan pepper steak with onions, bell peppers and a delicious brown sauce for a healthy and crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner! Perfect over rice.
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vegan pepper steak
Spicy Vegan Fried “Chicken” Soy Curls
Oven-baked or made in the air fryer, this crispy vegan fried chicken is so versatile and tasty! Soy curls are flavored with chipotle chili powder and coated in cornmeal, flour, nutritional yeast and a handful of pantry spices for this recipe.
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vegan spicy fried chicken soy curls salad
Vegan Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Serve this goodness to vegan skeptics! Meaty and crispy pan-fried soy curls are marinated in a beefy broth, mixed with savory onion, green pepper and mushrooms, then topped with a gooey vegan cheddar cheese sauce.
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Philly Cheesesteak
Peanut Noodle Stir-Fry
This vegan peanut noodle stir-fry takes only 30 minutes to make and is a crowd-pleasing takeout-style dish for the whole family! Only simple ingredients needed to make it.
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Vegan Noodle Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce
Vegan Buffalo Pizza
Loaded with spicy buffalo soy curls, a cooling vegan ranch and extra hot sauce, this fiery pizza is so crowd-pleasing! Perfect for non-vegans and parties.
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vegan buffalo pizza
Vegan Orange Chicken
Miss orange chicken? Make this vegan-friendly version with the help of hearty soy curls! This recipe offers great texture, flavor and essential nutrients.
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08 vegan orange chicken
BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich
Easy, healthy and so satisfying, this sandwich is perfect for barbecues and to feed a crowd! It’s an entirely meatless recipe bursting with texture and flavors that is great for entertaining.
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BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich
Vegan Chicken Fajitas
Meet your new favorite mid-week dinner! These vegan chicken fajitas are sizzling good and perfect for sharing with friends and family.
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Vegan Chicken Fajitas
Vegan Hamburger Helper
You’ll love this healthy plant-based comfort food! Vegan hamburger helper is made with ground soy curls, a cheesy sauce and macaroni pasta. The perfect one-pot dinner idea!
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Vegan Hamburger Helper
Shawarma with Soy Curls
Loaded with vegetables, spiced soy curls and a flavorful sauce, this vegan Shawarma is lunchtime perfection. Enjoy this filling high-protein wrap at home or take it with you!
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Vegan Shawarma
Vegan Chicken Salad
Skip the animal and make this delicious chicken salad from soy curls! Only a handful of simple ingredients are needed for this 10-minute, family-friendly side dish.
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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
Get ready for 20 grams of protein with this vegan Tuscan garlic “chicken” and sun-dried tomato pasta! Ready in only 30 minutes and so delicious!
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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Garlic Soy curls
Cajun Soy Curls and Grits
Do you love vegan soul food? Serve these chewy seasoned soy curls bursting with cajun flavors over creamy grits and get your cravings fixed the vegan way.
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two white bowls filled with homemade vegan grits which are topped with cajun flavored soy curls
Vegan Jambalaya
Speaking of Southern classics, try this vegan Jambalaya made with rice, vegetables, textured protein chunks and lots of delicious seasoning and spices! It’s a great one-pot meal.
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Vegan Mongolian Beef
If you love takeout-style food, try this vegan Mongolian beef recipe! Soy curls are coated with umami seasoning, sugar, starch and vinegar and then drowned in a flavorful soy sauce mixture.
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vegan mongolian beef
Vegan Gyros with Soya Chunks
Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with this easy vegan gyros recipe! It’s great for wraps or on a platter with rice and yogurt sauce.
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Vegan Butter Chicken Soy Curls
If you love Indian food, try these vegan-friendly butter “chicken” curls packed with garlic, onion, chili, cumin, masala, coriander and more delicious herbs.
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butter soy curl chicken
Vegan Ropa Vieja
This vegan spin on classic Cuban ropa vieja features shredded soy curls in a spicy sauce with juicy green olives and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. Try this delicious protein-packed comfort food dinner!
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vegan ropa vieja
Mock Chicken Casserole
Did you love chicken casserole before going vegan? This warm and cozy dish is easy to make fully plant-based with the help of soy curls, cream cheese, sour cream, seasonings and a handful of other staples.
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vegan chicken casserole
African Peanut Stew
Loaded with flavorful ingredients like garlic, ginger, peanut butter and coconut milk, this African stew is one-of-a-kind delicious! Serve with some fresh lime, herbs and salty peanuts.
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Plant Based Peanut Stew with Soy Curls
Vegan Chicken & Dumpling Soup
Flavorful, comforting and nostalgia-inducing, this vegan chicken and dumpling soup is perfect for cozy days and batch cooking! It’s going to be a hit with the family.
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Vegan Chicken and Dumplings Soup

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20+ Hearty Soy Curls Recipe Ideas

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
You’ll love these fantastic soy curls recipe ideas for vegan-friendly and protein-packed meals! Budget-friendly, easy to make and so flavorful. Try the following wraps with hearty soy curls, crunchy veggies and a creamy sauce!
Serves 6


Soy Curls Lettuce Wraps

  • 8 oz soy curls 225 g
  • ¾ cup Teriyaki sauce 180 ml
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 12 leaves lettuce
  • 1 cup carrots shredded (150 g)
  • 2 cups red cabbage shredded (180 g)
  • ½ cucumber finely chopped
  • ½ cup green onion sliced
  • Vegan ranch for topping
  • Cilantro for topping
  • Sesame seeds optional for topping


  • In a medium bowl, cover the soy curls in hot water for 15 minutes, then drain and press the excess water.
  • Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add the soaked soy curls together with the Teriyaki sauce and soy sauce.
  • Cooking, occasionally stirring, until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Divide the flavorful soy curls between the lettuce “wraps” and top with fresh veggies, ranch, cilantro and sesame seeds.


  • You can create your own marinade using vinegar, sugar, tahini, chili sauce, garlic and ginger if you don’t have Teriyaki sauce at home.
  • Romaine or butter lettuce work well for the wraps!
  • Find 20+ more soy curls recipes in the article above.
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
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20+ Hearty Soy Curls Recipe Ideas
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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