Crispy, tasty vegan broccoli meatballs that are high in protein are SUPER EASY to make with Adda Veggie protein mixes from Down to Cook.
My friend Trishna founded Down to Cook and sent me the Adda Veggie Original Blend protein mix to try out.
Down to Cook was started by one of my college roommates who is on a mission to make vegan, plant-based food easier, tastier, more accessible, and healthier for everyone.
And she is succeeding. Just look at how crispy and perfect these little broccoli "meatballs" look! And just wait until you read about how easy it is to make them.
These broccoli patties only take about 10 minutes to prep and are actually high in protein, thanks to the vegan pea protein that is part of Adda Veggie.
These are made with the Original Savory Blend, but make sure to check out the Down to Cook Foods website to see what other flavors and seasonings are available. The founder, Trishna, is a food scientist, so she is always experimenting with new flavors.
Let me walk you through how easy it is to make these vegan broccoli meatballs:
First off, the ingredient list couldn't be easier. All you need is the Adda Veggie protein mix, water, olive oil, and a small head of broccoli.
- Soak the pea protein mix in water. In the meantime, use a food processor to "rice" the broccoli. You'll need about 2-3 cups of riced broccoli.
- Combine the riced broccoli with the soaked pea protein mix, and stir in the savory blend seasoning:
- Form little "meatballs." I was super surprised with how well these stuck together without any eggs or cheese:
- Pan-fry the broccoli meatballs until they are crispy on both sides:
How to serve broccoli meatballs
I served these broccoli meatballs over couscous and with some leftover roasted beets. Because why not double up on the veggies, right??
Other ideas for Adda Veggie meals
You can try using different veggies, such as grated zucchini, riced cauliflower, grated eggplant, mushrooms, or any combination of these.
On top of that, you can make different foods other than meatballs. Try one of these:
- sliders or burgers
- kofta "meatballs"
- Adda Veggie scramble - make the mixture and scramble it in a pan with some olive oil like you would with scrambled eggs
Between all the different vegetables, different ways to prepare Adda veggie, and different flavors of Adda Veggies that are available, you can eat these for a month and never repeat a meal!
If you're looking to eat more vegetarian and vegan meals but still want to make sure you're getting enough protein and want flavorful, tasty food that doesn't feel like you're eating only salads and vegetables, then you've got to try Down to Cook. You'll love it.
If you give these broccoli meatballs a try, or decide to make something else with your Adda Veggie mix, take a picture and let me know! Or get in touch with Trishna on Instagram, she would LOVE to see what you come up with!
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- 1 package Adda Veggie protein mix, including the pea protein and the spice mix
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 small head of broccoli, riced (about 2-3 cups riced broccoli)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for cooking
- Soak the pea protein mix in 1/2 cup water in a small bowl.
- Rice the broccoli.
- Combine the riced broccoli, soaked pea protein, the spice mix, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well.
- Form small patties (or see notes for other ideas!).
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat and spray or brush with a thin layer of olive oil. Cook the broccoli patties for 1-2 minutes per side, or until nicely browned. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Serve warm.
You can form these into "meatballs," patties for sliders, or burgers. You can also put form these on a skewer to make veggie kofta kabobs. For more ideas on which veggies to try next, visit: Down to Cook
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Serving Size:5 patties
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 760mgCarbohydrates: 20gNet Carbohydrates: 12gFiber: 8gSugar: 0gProtein: 24g