I love this typical Scandinavian vegan menu served at my local IKEA Norway restaurant. Here’s how you can easily prepare this kind of meal yourself, in your own kitchen, using frozen veggie balls plus a few fresh or frozen vegetables.
One of the most important components of the typical Scandinavian vegan menu is the mix of boiled broccoli, boiled carrots and potatoes (either boiled or mashed potatoes). But for me, the freshly made boiled broccoli (steamed broccoli) are the real kick and that’s because steamed broccoli will always turn-out fresh tasting and crunchy, and will look amazing every time.
If you haven’t tried steamed broccoli before, you’re in for a big surprise. Just cook the fresh or frozen broccoli in hot water for 1 minute, remove it once tender, and season with salt. You will be amazed!
Here’s what defines this vegan menu best. It’s:
Free of soy, additives, sugar, flour or refined seed oils.
Incredibly easy to put together
Loaded with Plants
& 100% Vegan
Easy to add your favorite extras
This would make a delicious and highly nutritious meal as lunch or dinner. Plus you could always use your creativity to enhance this vegan menu with your favorite extras like nuts, seeds, olives, spices, sides or other fresh or cooked plants.
Pro Tip: Feel free to use your favorite type of vegan balls. For this recipe I used the vegetable balls sold by IKEA which are prepared using real plants (as opposite to powders), are free of soy, sugar, or white flour, and have very little rapeseed oil in them.
What was the best vegan menu that you served? Would you try this one? Share in the comments.
IKEA Easy Vegan Menu
- Ceramic or Glass Tray
- Cooking Pot
- 20 veggie balls from IKEA (Grönsaksbullar - soy-free, GMO-free, free of additives)
- 4 small potatoes (peeled, sliced)
- 300 g fresh or frozen broccoli
- 3-4 big carrots (cut big)
Cooking the veggie balls
- Preheat the oven at 180 Celsius.
- In a ceramic tray, add your veggie balls and cover with water.
- Cook them in the oven for 20-25 min or until they’re ready.
Cooking the side vegetables
- In a cooking pot, add the side vegetables and cover with water.
- Cook the vegetables for 15-20 min or until the potatoes are done. Note that the broccoli will cook first (1-2 minutes) and the carrots will follow shortly (5-10 minutes).
- Remove cooked vegetables as they become tender and let the rest to cook on their own time.
Putting it together
- In an empty plate add 10 veggie balls.
- Complete the plate by adding half of the potatoes, broccoli and carrots. It’s important to include all these veggies in equal parts.
- Finish by adding one fresh black coffee on the side (optional).
- That’s it! Wasn’t that too easy? Enjoy this as a lunch or dinner. It can work wonders as a grab-and-go breakfast or lunch, or as a recovery meal.