Chicken nuggets! No, wait. Better than that. Vegan Lentil Nuggets! Yay! These tiny bites are super crunchy, super healthy, and a breeze to make. Inside there are just a handful of simple, plant-based ingredients: lentils, spinach, tofu, and panko breadcrumbs.
We wanted to give you a good tasting vegan nugget that could stand up to the classic crispy snack. To do that, we thought the texture was going to be important. So we tuned the ingredients until we got that firm-to-the-bite consistency you get from traditional nuggets.
Then we thought, what's the point of eating vegan food if it's not super healthy? We oven-baked these veggie nuggets instead of frying them, and we cut out all unnecessary fats to make them as lean as possible.
Good nuggets, vegan or otherwise, need a dipping sauce. A good one. If you have a favourite one in mind, go for that! If not, here are some of our sauce recipes we think you'd like:
Apart from having a cute green heart, these lentil nuggets will give you a good chunk of the nutrients you need from a balanced meal. That's because they have carbs, proteins, fibres and vitamins—all from plant-based sources. You can check the nutrition tab above to discover more, or jump right below and start having some fun!
The default ingredients make 12 nuggets and each patty has 110 calories. As a serving suggestion, we recommend three nuggets per person.