12 Best Soy Curl Recipes

Soy curls are an absolutely delicious and versatile meat substitute. You have got to check out some of the best soy curl recipes!

There will be days when eating all greens and other foods won’t suit your appetite and you feel for something meaty. This post is here to help you with just that.

What are Soy Curls?

Soy curls are a form of vegan meat replacement guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. It’s soybeans that have been boiled and dehydrated. It has a long shelf life and, is filled with protein and fiber.

The different ways in which this can be prepped to make the best meals are unmatched. It’s healthy and grown without the need for chemicals such as pesticides.

They are sold in health food stores and on different websites so you can get as much as you’d like.

Grab your favorite spices, seasonings, and other flavorful additives so you can select from this list the recipe you desire to try first. See, 15 Vegan Soulfood Recipes.

Where to buy Soy Curls?

You can easily buy your soy curls on Amazon:

Butler Soy Curls – 3 pack

Butler Soy Curls – 24 pack

1. Vegan Chicken Teriyaki

bowl of rice, broccoli, and teriyaki soy curls

See the recipe at Zardy Plants

Oh no! This recipe has nothing to do with actual chicken. This one is about our favorite meat replacement…soy curls!

You can cook it in 20 minutes or less and with only three ingredients you’ll make an incredible dish. I’ll describe it as sweet, and saucy yet sticky and chewy all combined into the single word “delicious”.

It is drenched in teriyaki sauce and served with rice and broccoli. It’ll give you that feel of ordering takeout teriyaki chicken, only for us vegans, this is better.

2. Delicious Vegan Chicken & Dumpling Soup

vegan instant pot chicken and dumplings in a white bowl

See the recipe at Healthier Steps

Winter is coming! Now we’re going to need all the warmth that we can get. A nice bowl of vegan soup is sure to bring more heat and healthy nutrients to our bodies.

It’s simple to make and all you need are some soy curls, celery, parsley, carrots, dumplings, and other additives you’d like to bring out the flavor you’d really want.

This could be the appetizer or side to your main course for dinner as you watch the weather from your window or watch TV.

3. Vegan White Bean Chili

white bean chili with soy curls

See the recipe at My Quiet Kitchen

This protein-filled nutritious meal is thick and rich with all the right ingredients to give it the right texture. It comes seriously close to the original chili. Plus, it’s easy to prepare!

If you have an Instant Pot it’ll take most of the workload off. Just sauté your chopped veggies and pile everything else including the soy curls to simmer.

With all the hot peppers you’ll be adding, the flavor is sure to bring a smile to your face. If you would like your white chili to be flaming hot just add a few seeds from the jalapeño to your pot.

Be careful though, too much and you might not be able to stand the heat. When it’s done enjoy and you’ll realize soon that the leftovers are divine.

4. Vegan Chop Suey

vegan soy curl chop suey

See the recipe at Zardy Plants

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of saucy vegan stir fry calling your name. It’s packed with a lot of vegetables and is just simply delicious and healthy.

If you’re cleaning out your fridge and pantry you may find a few of these ingredients. Soy curls are your protein for this dish, accompanied by vegetables, vegan broth, hoisin, and soy sauce. 

5. Cajun Soy Curls and Creamy Vegan Jalapeño Grits

bowls of grits and soy curls

See the recipe at The Curious Chickpea

If you love grits this soy curl recipe will blow your mind! The creamy grits and spice with cajun spice are beyond this world.

To have the ultimate turnout you’ll definitely need to spend a great deal of time and attention to get it right. Grits will need constant stirring to prevent it from getting lumpy, but you’ll enjoy the meal in the end with all your effort.

Rehydrate your soy curls and cook them with broth instead of just boiling them. Finish prepping, serve it with grits, and add a little garnish to make the meal even more presentable.

6. Spicy Vegan Jerky

hand picking up soy curl jerky

See the recipe at Chef Ani

Heading on a road trip or picnic anytime soon? Why don’t you add vegan jerky to your list of snacks?

This non-GMO soybean product is seasoned in a special way to make them the most addicting jerky sticks you’ll ever have.

When it’s baked in the special sauce the aroma that hits you after opening the oven is enough to make your eyes water at the thought of how magnificently delicious it will taste. No one can resist the urge to eat loads of this vegan jerky.

7. Vegan Buffalo Soy Curl Pizza

buffalo soy curl pizza

See the recipe at The Curious Chickpea

Have some fun with this fiery and delicious vegan pizza. You can make this for date night, movie night or on a weekend when you’re feeling spontaneous in the kitchen.

The soy curls will soak in all the buffalo sauce so your mouth will literally be tingling with the delicious flavors.

The dough formed into that crispy crust with layers of soy curls, spicy sauce, and ranch. Ugh! It’s tasty enough to make your eyes roll back as you get a taste of heaven. 

8. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Garlic Soy Curls

See the recipe at Vegan Richa

This yummy pasta recipe is worth all the time it takes to make. Considering that the dehydrated soy curls are flavorless, the creamy garlic sauce with tomatoes will be sure to soak in all that goodness.

For a more garlicky effect, some people soak the soy curls in garlic vegetable broth before prepping again with even more seasoning and spices for the creamy pasta.

When you’re done, serve yourself a hot plate and top it off with a garnish or sides of your choice.

9. Buffalo Soy Curls Salad

buffalo soy curl salad

See the recipe at VNutrition

This recipe will add a little color to your diet with proper presentation. We know that once the meal looks good, we’re more drawn to eat. This buffalo soy curls salad has just that.

The few ingredients you’ll need are purple onions, carrots, avocado, soy curls, vegan ranch for your topping, and leafy greens of your choice.

Season and prepare the soy curls however you want. It can be fried, baked, barbecued or air fried. This plant-based soy curls meal will leave your taste buds in a fit of joy and wanting more. 

10. Vegan Shawarma with Soy Curls

soy curl shawarma with mixed greens

See the recipe at Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

This is a great soy curl recipe for making lunch. It is basically flat bread wrapped around soy curls, diced peppers and greens, pickles, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

As you bite into it the dairy-free dressing will slide along your lips making every tiny lick subconsciously satisfying. It tastes so good!

After making the soy curls ¾ of the work is done and all you need to do is wrap and drizzle your dressing.

Enjoy it nice and warm and don’t forget to bring a napkin if you’re taking it to work. It can get a little messy!

11. Vegan Clam Strips

soy curl clam strips

See the recipe at 86 Eats

This is a fun finger food to prepare and the main ingredient you’ll need to make of course is soy curls. You can purchase them in-store or on Amazon.

You can air fry your soy curls which makes it super convenient and you don’t need to fry them with a lot of oil. In the air fryer, all you need is to give it a light spray of oil.

If you’ll be using your skillet, go right ahead. Prep the meat substitute however you like and deep fry them until they’re golden brown.

Serve it with your favorite sauce and voila, hot and delicious began clam strips ready to be devoured!

12. Vegan Hamburger Helper

bowl of soy curl hamburger helper pasta

See the recipe at This Healthy Kitchen

From the looks of it, this is very much like macaroni with vegan cheese sauce. This classic dish is oil-free, low-fat, and easy to prepare as it’s a one-pot meal.

The general ingredients that should be used are macaroni shells, soy curls, broth, cashew, vinegar and mustard, and hot sauce.

You can also add your other favorite seasoning but carefully measure the quantity you use. You don’t want to drown out the taste of the original recipe.

It’s gluten-free, twisty, and healthy. Can’t get enough? Then go ahead and make some more and store it in the freezer.

Honorable Mentions

Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper

Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper in a skillet

Enjoy these delicious Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper, in which seasoned Soy Curls are smothered in a flavorful sauce with a tropical twist!


Thanks so much for tuning in to all the great vegan meals you can make with soy curls!

The best part about all of these is that you can add your own little twist to prepare it in a way you’re comfortable with.

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