Say it loud, say it proud – Soyrizo!

photo: Jeff Moser

Although we aren’t vegetarian, life has conspired to prevent us from cooking meat at home, or at least mostly.  This has led to some need for creativity with protein sources and I wanted to share one of our best finds. Soyrizo! Vegan, no GMO, healthy, kosher & absolutely delicious. Not usually a fan of soy meat alternatives, I was surprised and happy about how much we love this. Foodie friends make shake their heads, but they really don’t know what they are missing.

A  favorite way to use soyrizo is fried up with onions and some cooked cubed potatoes in tacos or tostadas with fresh tortillas, salsa, cheese, lettuce, avacado – the works. So good.

The other night I made a version of the traditional Portuguese soup, Caldo Verde, by frying some up with paprika, garlic and onions, adding sliced potatoes and a couple cups of broth and cooking for 15 minutes. Then a big bunch of chopped kale went in and was wilted. This was amazing and perfect for the chilly fall weather setting in.

Also try it with scrambled eggs,  burritos, chile and black or white beans. It’s greasy (but healthy), crumbly and a bit messy to get out of the plastic casing, but worth an extra swipe of the sponge. Trader Joe’s makes a version that is equally tasty and may cost less depending on where you live.

So give it a try – it’s really tasty, I promise! Don’t just take my word for it – even folks at Chow Hound love it (well some of them anyways).



#1 Jim on 10.12.11 at 6:35 pm

Really, she’s not kidding. Soyrizo rocks. (and so did the soup…)

#2 Debra on 10.16.11 at 8:16 pm

I love Soyrizo and use it all the time in tacos and with eggs, but I think you’re more creative with it. I’ll be anxious to be a bit more inventive! Great suggestions!

#3 heather gm on 10.17.11 at 5:49 pm

Tacos was actually our first venture with soyrizo and the one that got us hooked. I actually can’t imagine using beef anymore because the soyrizo is just so much better.

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