If you haven’t seen my review on vegan spam, check it out here. This vegan spam recipe is probably the one most commonly referred to on the internet. It’s a combination of soybean flour, peanut butter, tomato juice and several other flavorings. I’ll say it’s definitely not a perfect substitute for Spam’s soft and gelatinous texture, but the flavor is not bad. Because of the myriad of Asian recipes which call for Spam, it’s not a bad idea to have the recipe under you sleeves.

Vegan Spam

(Makes two 14.5 oz cans)

  • 2 1/4 cup soy flour
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup tomato juice 

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery (1 medium stalk)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce


  1. Combine the soy flour, nutritional yeast, cornmeal, sea salt and garlic powder into a bowl.
  2. In a food processor, puree the celery, onions, water, tomato juice and soy sauce for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry and combine with a spatula.
  4. Put mixture into 2 cans. Seal the top with tin foil and a rubber band.
  5. Place the cans into a pot of water 1/3 the height of the cans. Bring to a boil and lower heat to a rolling boil. Cook for 2 hours. Cans will expand.
  6. Let cool. Open the bottoms of the cans to release the vegan spam.