Photo of Sweet and Sour Seitan by WW

Sweet and Sour Seitan

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Pineapple adds the "sweet" to this delicious take on a Chinese restaurant staple. Our version is vegetarian but feel free to swap in chicken or shrimp for seitan.


Canola oil

1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

1 large, sweet, cut into 1/4-inch half moons

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 large, cut into 1-inch pieces

Seitan slice(s)

16 oz, rinsed and patted dry, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

Canned water-packed pineapple

1 cup(s), drained

Low sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp(s)

Apple cider vinegar

2 tsp(s)

Uncooked arrowroot

4 tsp(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, sliced diagonally (for garnish)


2 cup(s)


  1. Place oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper; cook until vegetables start to brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add seitan and cook for 2 minutes more. Add pineapple and 1/2 cup of its juice, soy sauce and vinegar; stir to combine and cook 2 minutes more.
  2. Mix arrowroot with 2 tablespoons of water in a cup; stir to combine and add to skillet. Increase heat to high so mixture boils. Cook until sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes. Garnish with scallion and serve. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.