I recently decided to try textured vegetable protein, something I had never cooked with before. It comes dry, and you prepare it by combining it with water and microwaving it. I love it! It’s such a versatile protein and is fun to use. You’ll be seeing more of it in my recipes coming up! If you don’t feel like trying textured vegetable protein, try any type of crumbled protein instead.
Stir Fry with Buffalo Vinaigrette
5 large carrots
1 cup mushrooms
2 cups broccoli
1 yellow onion
1 cup textured vegetable protein
1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp lemon juice
Dice onion and place in heated pan with olive oil or cooking spray. Cook about two minutes. Meanwhile chop carrots, mushrooms, and broccoli, add to pan with onions and cook until veggies are cooked (about 6 more minutes).
Cook the textured vegetable protein according to directions on package. Set aside.
Combine the remaining ingredients (besides the avocado) in a bowl to make the vinaigrette. Slice the avocado.
Finally, layer the vegetables, textured vegetable protein, and vinaigrette on a plate. Top with avocado and serve.