Delicious, and so versatile!
These Fajita Soy Curls are easy to prepare, delicious, and so versatile! They can be enjoyed in several ways:
- In tacos
- In fajitas
- Over nachos
- In Buddha bowls
- They're even delicious as a quick snack right out of the fridge!
Yes, that's right! Even straight out of the fridge (or cooler 😉)! I actually enjoyed these Fajita Soy Curls on a recent river tubing trip with several girlfriends. Instead of the typical cheese & sausage tubing snack, I thoroughly enjoyed a small bag of these fajita soy curls along with some red grapes while floating down the river. What a dreamy summer day! ☀️
This easy and flavorful recipe calls for simple ingredients, too!
- Dehydrated soy curls
- Vegetable broth
- Vegan Worchestershire Sauce
- Liquid Smoke, mesquite flavor
- Fajita seasoning (I used Penzey's Fajita Seasoning)
Soy curls need to be soaked
Soy curls need to be soaked briefly. Prior to soaking, a nice trick I've discovered recently is to break up the longer dry soy curls prior to soaking. I think it's a little easier to break them by hand when they're dry instead of waiting until after they're soaked...but, either method is fine. It's totally up to you!
Begin by placing the soy curls in a large bowl. Then, add the vegetable broth and water. Allow to soak for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to be sure the soy curls stay submerged in the liquid (or you may end up with some crunchier bits).
The directions on the soy curls package say to soak the soy curls in water. However, I like to soak my soy curls in vegetable broth and water so they absorb all of that savory vegetable broth flavor.
Get ready to add more flavor
While the soy curls are soaking, get ready to add more flavor. Pour the vegan Worchestershire sauce and liquid smoke in a small bowl. Stir or whisk together briefly to combine.
Drain the soy curls
After the soy curls have finished their brief 10 minute soaking time, drain them using a colander.
After draining, you'll be adding flavor. Place the soaked and drained soy curls in a bowl and pour the vegan Worchestershire sauce and liquid smoke over the soy curls. Stir to coat the soy curls well, and then add the fajita seasoning and stir again to get all of that flavorful goodness all over.
Heat and brown
Next, place the coated soy curls in a preheated non-stick pan. I like to preheat my pan to about medium heat or just above. Allow the soy curls to heat and brown in the pan, stirring occasionally. I like to get the fajita soy curls lightly brown on most sides. This takes about 10 minutes. Then, remove from the heat and enjoy!
Oh, gosh...the possibilities are endless! These fajita soy curls are delicious in tacos, fajitas, over nachos, or in Buddha bowls. With any of these serving styles, they're great served with things like brown rice, cilantro, bell peppers, onions, guacamole, green onion, avocado slices, salsa, & Insane Nacho Cheeze Sauce!
I use a brand called Butler Soy Curls, which I've bought on Amazon. You can also purchase them directly from the company: Butler Foods
Fajita Soy Curls
- large bowl
- small bowl
- 12-inch, nonstick pan
- 8 oz soy curls
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbsp vegan Worchestershire sauce
- ½ tsp liquid smoke, mesquite flavor
- 1.5 Tbsp fajita seasoning (I used Penzey's Fajita Seasoning)
Soak the soy curls
- Place the soy curls in a large bowl. You can break up the soy curls into smaller pieces at this point if you would like, or you can wait to slice them up after they are soaked. I do think it's a bit easier to break them up by hand while they're dry.
- Add the vegetable broth and water and soak for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to be sure all of the soy curls are submerged in the liquid throughout the soaking process.
Drain the soy curls, then add flavor
- After soaking, place the soy curls in a colander and allow to drain.
- Meanwhile, combine the Worchestershire sauce and liquid smoke in a small bowl and stir or whisk to combine.
- Slice or break up the longer soy curls at this point if you didn't do this before soaking them.
- Place the soaked soy curls in a bowl and add the Worchestershire sauce & liquid smoke mixture. Stir until evenly coated. Then, add the fajita seasoning & stir to coat.
Brown the soy curls
- Place the coated soy curls into a preheated nonstick pan on medium heat. Stir occasionally and heat until the soy curls are lightly browned on most sides. This takes about 10 minutes or so.
- These soy curls are fantastic served in tacos or fajitas, over nachos, or in buddha bowls. You can combine them with things like bell pepper strips, GCK Insane Nacho cheeze sauce, guacamole, brown rice, onion, cilantro, corn, diced tomatoes, etc. Enjoy! 😁