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 and 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). But for me, the freshly made boiled broccoli are the real kick because they’re always fresh and crunchy, and always they look amazing.

If you haven’t tried boiled broccoli before, you’re in for a big surprise. Just cook the fresh or frozen broccoli in hot water for 1 minute, remove it and season with salt. You will be amazed!

Here’s what defines this vegan menu best. It’s:

Delicious
Healthy
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. I used to love the veggie balls sold by IKEA which weren’t prepared using soy, sugar, refined seed oils or white flour.

What was the best vegan menu that you served? Would you try this one? Share in the comments.

IKEA Easy Vegan Menu

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 2 servings
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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 and fresh or frozen vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 20 veggie balls from IKEA (Grönsaksbullar - soy-free, GMO-free, free of additives)
  • 4 small potatoes (peeled, sliced)
  • 300 g frozen broccoli
  • 3-4 big carrots (cut big)

Instructions

Cooking the veggie balls

  • Preheat the oven at 180 Celsius.
  • In a ceramic dish, 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 another ceramic dish, add veggies and cover with water.
  • Cook around 15-20 min or or until the potatoes are done. Note the broccoli will cook first and the carrots will follow shortly. You could remove those and let the potatoes cook a bit more, if needed.

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.
  • 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.

Notes

This vegan menu was available at IKEA Norway in the summer of 2018. The picture was taken at one of their restaurants, in the South of Norway.
The recipe teaches you how to put together your own similar menu. You will have to buy the veggie balls (from IKEA or from somewhere else) and cook them yourself at home. You’ll also have to cook the vegetables separately.
Coffee is part of the Norwegian and Scandinavian meal tradition. Serve your coffee without sugar (black is possible) or with full-fat raw cream.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-carb, Sugar-Free, Vegan
Keywords: broccoli, carrots, potatoes, veggie balls
Author: Marcel Corbeanu
Marcel Corbeanu

Marcel Corbeanu

Hi, I'm Marcel! I'm a health coach, I write about health and wellness and I love cooking healthy food with fresh and simple ingredients.

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