soyrizo recipes

14 Soyrizo Recipes To Put A Spin On The Classic Chorizo

Soyrizo, also known as soy chorizo, is a vegan, plant-based alternative to the flavorful Mexican chorizo. Soyrizo is made from soy protein or textured vegetable protein (TVP) and comes in a two-link package. It has significantly less fat but the same amount of protein as Mexican chorizo, making it a healthier alternative.

Since soyrizo tastes and looks just like chorizo, it is an easy swap for the original ingredient in everything from quesadillas to burgers. If you have this protein-rich ingredient on hand, try making one of these soyrizo recipes for a healthier yet equally delicious chorizo alternative!

1. Breakfast Casserole with Soy Chorizo

Hash browns, soy chorizo, cheese, yogurt, and aromatics like garlic combine to make this cheesy, bubbling, hearty casserole. If you want, you can mix in some cream of mushroom soup to make it extra creamy as well. Serve it in a tortilla or with an egg on top for a filling breakfast meal!

2. Homemade Soyrizo (Vegan Soy Chorizo)

Can’t find soyrizo in stores? Make it at home from scratch! You will need sun-dried tomatoes, textured vegetable protein (TVP), low-sodium vegetable broth, red wine vinegar, tomato paste, tamari, white/yellow onion, garlic, and loads of spices. It gets done in less than an hour! Enjoy it as you please, whether it’s in tacos, dips, or chilis.

3. One Pot Chorizo Rice

This one-pot chorizo rice recipe is easy to make, very healthy, and super delicious. It uses simple ingredients like rice, beans, bell pepper, corn, garlic, and jalapeño to produce a nutritious meal in just 30 minutes. And because it is made in one pot, it will also minimize mess and leave you with fewer dishes to wash. A win-win!

4. Soy Chorizo and Potato Tacos

In this recipe, tacos get a plant-based transformation with soy chorizo and potatoes. The addition of avocado oil, white onions, and other seasonings gives it an otherworldly flavor. Serve it on warm tortillas topped with salsa, chopped cilantro, and diced avocado to get that much-loved Mexican flavor!

5. Soy Chorizo Lettuce Cups

Whip up a quick and easy lunch or dinner with this simple recipe. The savory soyrizo makes for a delightful filling for lettuce cups. And when topped with green onions, chow mein noodles, cilantro, serrano, peanuts, and cashews, you get layers of various flavors with a crunchy bite! This recipe is adaptable, so feel free to customize the toppings to suit your preferences.

6. Soy Chorizo Quesadilla

This soy chorizo recipe makes perfectly spiced, cheesy quesadillas that you’ll want to make again and again. Serve it with a side of guacamole, sour cream, or some hot sauce to customize it to your taste preferences. It comes together quickly, so you’ll have a wonderful dish on the table in just 15 minutes!

7. Soyrizo & Fried Eggs Bowl

Here’s a scrumptious meal that’s loaded with protein! Fried soyrizo with sautéed potatoes and mushrooms is an incredible combination. Seasoned simply with some aromatic garlic, finely chopped onions, and a kick of spice from cayenne pepper, this makes for an indulgent meal. Top it with a fried egg and serve it with rice.

8. Soyrizo & Spinach Penne

This gluten-free meal combines soyrizo with spinach, arugula, and peppers and comes together in just 35 minutes! It is so delicious that you won’t even realize you’re eating greens! If you like some heat in your food, add some crushed red pepper for a nice punch of spice. It’s easy to make, so delicious, and very filling!

9. Soyrizo Guacamole Burger

Nothing beats a good homemade burger! Use soyrizo, black beans, vegan egg, and liquid aminos to make the patties, and layer them on buns with guacamole and roasted veggies for a delightful contrast of flavors and textures. You can also round the meal with a margarita to go with this burger!

10. Soyrizo Pizza with Vegan Chipotle Ranch

Surprised? You can absolutely make a mean pizza with soyrizo! The marinara, soyrizo, corn, jalapenos, and bell pepper make for wonderful toppings for this pizza. But, it’s the chipotle ranch dressing made with vegan mayo, apple cider vinegar, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chives, garlic, and olive oil that truly makes this pizza stand out!

11. Soyrizo Tacos with Adobo Crème

Make these bright, colorful, and delicious tacos for a filling vegan meal! This recipe calls for stuffing tacos with homemade soyrizo made with crumbled tofu and paired with delicious adobo crème. The addition of pickled red cabbage and sliced avocados add a nice bite to these tacos. You can also make a large batch of this soyrizo to use in sandwiches, wraps, and salads!

12. Spicy Vegan Chorizo Potato Soup

A warming, comforting soup like no other, this vegan chorizo potato soup is just what you need to power through exceptionally chilly days. You can make this rustic, ultra-satisfying dish with a spicy broth, vegan chorizo, spices, veggies, aromatics, and mushrooms. Serve it by itself or with some tortilla chips or crusty bread to soak up the flavors.

13. Vegan Soyrizo Breakfast Bowls

A filling, protein-rich, scrumptious breakfast bowl is a great start to your day. This savory, uber-delicious meal pairs scrambled tender tofu with spicy soyrizo, homemade pico de gallo, and your favorite toppings. It’s a hearty, healthy meal that’s simple to put together and can even be prepared ahead of time!

14. Vegetarian Soyrizo Burritos

This easy weeknight meal uses soy chorizo and tofu to make a hefty burrito! The burrito is layered with romaine lettuce, soyrizo, potatoes, guacamole, cheddar cheese, and pepitas to produce an irresistible Mexican-style dish. Make sure you fold the burrito tightly before searing it on a skillet to get a nice char on it. If you have any soy chorizo mix left over, it keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 days!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.