Spring recipe: Vegan Swedish 'meatballs'

This recipe is one I have played around with for a while now, as I wanted a dish that both my boyfriend (not a vegetarian) and I could enjoy. Finally I found a recipe that tastes very similar to the swedish meatballs we both enjoyed so much, my partner is now happy to make the switch! I found the majority of my ingredients from Naked Food Bondi . It's an amazing place where you can by organic, dry ingredients completely plastic free! Do you know of a good plastic-free grocer near you? Let us know about it in the comments below.

Why is it sustainable?

For regular meat eaters try cutting out 1 red meat meal each week

Estimated CO2 Saving: 16kg per month (195kg per year)

Manage your weekly diet to include lots of cereals, nuts, fruits and vegetables and non red meats, as by cutting out one 150g red meat meal a week you can save approx. 195kg of CO2 in a year.

Ingredients for 'Meatballs' (makes 12)

  • 1 1/2 Oats
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 cups vegan vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom


I simply placed all ingredients into a blender for 2 minutes and cooked the meatballs in a sandwich press for 3 minutes. I chose to do it this way so I could avoid the use of oil. However, if you would like a more authentic meatball taste and texture, simply shallow fry in olive oil.

I served with a side salad dressed in lemon juice and fresh dill. A perfect spring dish.

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