This time we’re using the classic IKEA vegan menu as a base, and we’re upgrading it with a few culinary options transforming it into a savory vegetarian meal filled with lots of beneficial nutrients.
Reasons to try our Upgraded IKEA Menu
In terms of nutrients, expect plenty of healthy fats, protein and healthy carbs (think soluble and insoluble fiber), but also a long list of vitamins and minerals.
People of the world … this upgraded vegetarian menu from IKEA was:
Easy to Digest
What goes into this vegetarian menu from IKEA?
This menu is made from the basic vegan menu available at any IKEA Restaurant and a few extras.
The main part of this meal, the vegan menu, is made of the following:
- Steamed Vegetables – steamed broccoli and cauliflower are amazing and packed with nutrients
- IKEA Vegetable Balls – make sure to buy those veggie balls that are made using plants not powders
- Potato Puree – I discovered that the potato puree sold at IKEA restaurants is the real deal
Besides the vegan menu detailed above, this meal also includes the following extras:
- Hard Boiled Eggs – bought separately from the IKEA restaurant
- Avocado – organic avocados are always tasty and perfectly ripen
- Walnuts – choose walnut halves, raw and unprocessed, also oil-free
- Raisins – make sure to be oil-free and free of additives
- Butter – optional (from the same restaurant)
- Salt and Pepper – optional (also from the same restaurant)
How to make this vegetarian meal at home
In case you want to put together such a meal at home, you can definitely do it and it’s not that hard either. Besides all the common ingredients like potatoes or avocado, you’ll have to buy one ingredient from IKEA, namely the vegetable balls.
Follow these steps to make your own IKEA vegetarian menu at home:
- You’ll need the vegetable balls from IKEA, making sure to buy the most expensive out of the two variants (the ones that actually contain real plants, instead of powder).
- Prepare the potatoes either as mashed potatoes or potato puree.
- Steam the cruciferous vegetables separately. You can either use fresh broccoli and cauliflower, or use a frozen mix which is actually quicker.
- Boil the eggs separately. For this menu I used hard boiled eggs but you can definitely cook the eggs as you like them.
- Add in the raw plants: perfectly ripen avocado, walnuts halves and raisins.
- Assemble the meal as you need it. Pictured is my version of the Ikea vegetarian menu upgraded and it actually includes 2 servings.
Pro Tip: Feel free to use your favorite type of vegetable balls. For this recipe I used the veggie balls sold by IKEA which are made using real plants and are also free of soy, sugar, or white flour, while having very little rapeseed oil in them.
What was the best vegetarian meal that you served? Would you try this one? Share in the comments.
IKEA Vegetarian Menu Upgraded
- 1 big avocado (skin and seed removed)
- handful of raisins
- handful of walnuts
- 2 hard boiled eggs (sliced)
- 10-12 veggie balls from IKEA (Grönsaksbullar - soy-free, GMO-free, free of additives)
- 1 big portion potato puree
- a few florets steamed broccoli
- a few florets steamed cauliflower
- salt and pepper (optional)
- butter (to taste, optional)
- Buy the vegan menu from any IKEA Restaurant. The vegan menu includes steamed vegetables, vegetable balls, and potato puree. Make sure to also get the extra boiled eggs which are sold separately.
- Complete the menu by adding a handful of walnuts, a handful of raisins and one avocado.
- Optional use salt and pepper if needed, as well as a few pieces of grass-fed butter on the side.
- How easy was that?! Enjoy this upgraded IKEA vegetarian menu and share it with someone else.