30 March 2017

Pepper and fava bean nuggets

It was time to make some vegan nuggets again. When my partner and I plan our weekly dishes, the word nugget often comes up, but we still end up making nuggets very seldom. This was one of the rare occasions where I thought that the time of the nugget had come. I wanted to use my beautiful fava beans from Hodmedod's, and thought that bell peppers would go nicely in that combination with some warming spices. I baked the nuggets in the oven so they were fairly low fat as well. I served them with just a fresh salad containing, blood orange, halloumi, pomegranate seeds and quinoa.So this is how this recipe got created, and we enjoyed these nuggets very much indeed. 

Pepper and fava bean nuggets


2 large bell peppers
2 ½ cups cooked fava beans
2 shallots
3 garlic cloves
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp vegetable stock powder
½ + 1 cups breadcrumbs (½ into the mixture + 1 as a coating)


Cut the bell peppers into large chunks, brush them with some olive oil and roast in the oven until soft and browned.

Fry the finely chopped shallot and garlic in olive oil until soft.

Combine the ingredients in a bowl and purée into a smooth paste. You can leave some bean and pepper chunks, if you prefer a bit more texture in the nuggets.

Let the mixture rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Shape smallish nuggets from the mixture, roll them in breadcrumbs and bake in the oven at 200 C for about 30 minutes.

Enjoy with the sides of your choice!

Your VegHog


  1. Is it awful of me to say that the nuggets looks good but that salad looks even more impressive - I think salads often look better than nuggets but I do love nuggets and these sound delicious

    1. Haha not at all! When the salad was done, I thought it could've been a recipe post on its own, it was very fresh and tasty too. But since nuggets really are quite bland looking, I thought they need something cheery on the side.

  2. Oh wow, they both look wonderful. I want to eat them both. Your breadcrumbed recipes always have me drooling and then reminding me that i have a bag of panko to use up.

    1. Thank you so much! I always enjoy these breadcrumbed nuggets or burgers, but am lazy to start making them. It's actually not that much work.


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