Vegan Tofu Meatballs

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These Golden vegan Tofu Meatballs are deliciously savory, packed with nutrients and works both as dinner and appetizers. They’re like super healthy proteinpacked corn fritters, they taste sinful, with a deliciously crispy outside and an amazing texture. They’re a little bit addictive, and just what I need after the past few weeks of eating cakes, snacks and hearty dinners.

I came up with this recipe, because I wanted a healthy vegan meatball alternative that could also be eaten as an appetizer. And boy do they deliver. I like to serve these golden nuggets for game night, sports events (they’re actually a hit with the guys), dinner and as appetizers with a sweet chili sauce dip and a fresh garnish of herbs.

Tofus health benefits

I think tofu has gotten an unfair bad rep these past years. I don’t know if it’s because for a while there, it seemed to be the only thing vegans could eat. But until recently, I never used tofu in any of my recipes. And that’s just wrong, because tofu has so many amazing uses from being great eggs substitutes in cakes to replacing almost any type of meat. But the reason I rave most about tofu, is it’s health benefits – especially for vegans and vegetarians.
Tofu is a great source of iron as well as protein.

Tip: combine with vitamin C to help you absorb the iron better.

Meal prep

I’m all about meal prepand making my weekdays both tasty and easily managed. That’s just one reason why I adore meal prep. These golden tofu nuggets are great for meal prep: I like to make them in advance, freeze for later and reheat in the oven at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden and heated all the way through. If I’m in a time crunch, I’ll just heat them for 4-7 minutes in a microwave or until they’re heated all the way through, and I’m good to go.
It’s so easy and a great time saver.

How to serve

When it comes to eating these vegan meatballs there’s really no limit to how it can be done. Eat them as is with a sweet chili dip, use them in a vegan meatball sub sandwich, or use them as spaghetti and meatballs. Everything goes, so don’t be afraid to get creative.

What’s great about these Golden Tofu Meatballs:

  • They’re golden, crispy on the outside and packed with nutrients
  • Super easy to make
  • Ready in under 20 minutes – it doesn’t get much better than that
  • Amazing as dinner and appetizers
  • Loaded with flavors, vitamins and minerals
  • Meal prep friendly
  • One pot recipe

How are these Golden Tofu Meatballs made? It’s so quick and easy. Just:

Instructions

  • Mash the tofu in a bowl and use a paper towel to soak up any extra moisture if it’s too wet.
  • Add the peas, corn, chopped carrots and seasoning and mix together until everything is combined. Use 2 tablespoons to mold the mixture into meatballs.

In a skillet:

  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan and fry the tofu meatballs until they are golden brown on all sides. Serve with a sweet chili dip and enjoy.

In the oven:

  • Place the meatballs on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake in them in the oven at 400F for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are golden. Serve with a sweet chili dip and enjoy

Vegan Tofu Meatballs

These Golden vegan Tofu Meatballs are deliciously savory, packed with nutrients and works both as dinner and appetizers. They're like super healthy protein packed corn fritters, they taste sinful, with a deliciously crispy outside and an amazing texture.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan
Servings: 4 people
Author: Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 2 packs Firm Tofu
  • ½ cup Peas
  • ½ cup Sweet Corn
  • 2 small Carrots Chopped
  • 5 tbsp Tapioka Starch
  • 2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • Pinch of Chili Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce

Instructions

  • Mash the tofu in a bowl and use a paper towel to soak up any extra moisture if it's too wet.
  • Add the peas, corn, chopped carrots and seasoning and mix together until everything is combined.
    Use 2 tablespoons to mold the mixture into meatballs.

In a skillet:

  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan and fry the tofu meatballs until they are golden brown on all sides.
    Serve with a sweet chili dip and enjoy.

In the oven:

  • Place the meatballs on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake in them in the oven at 400F for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are golden.
    Serve with a sweet chili dip and enjoy

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