June 01, 2021 3 min read

When hunger strikes, people can’t help but find easy, finger foods appealing as these culinary creations can sate cravings all in a few bites. Meat lovers may find extensive options, but as the world grows increasingly conscious and welcoming of other specialized diets, vegans can now take on gastronomic adventures without feeling limited to salads. 

In this article, we’ll be focusing on some of the best finger-friendly snacks that are sure to leave vegans munching for more — be it for your movie marathons, late-night cravings, or for your next gathering!

Indulge in Comfort Finger Foods With Veggie Nuggets and Vegan Mustard Dipping Sauce

It’s hard to deny the appeal of finger foods and fortunately, vegans can finally take a bite of one of the perennial favourite comfort foods of everyone’s childhood using veggie nuggets! Using chickpeas, onion, carrots, and mushroom to mimic the chewiness, savoriness, and umami bomb of chicken nuggets, every bite of this vegan recipe is sure to delight your taste buds.

Recipe for the Veggie Nuggets: 

Chickpea Mixture:

  • 1 can Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) rinsed, drained and patted dry with paper towels;
  • 1 Green Onion (Scallion) roughly chopped;
  • 1 clove Garlic;
  • 1/2 tsp Salt;
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper;
  • 1 cup fresh Italian Parsley;

Carrot and Mushroom Mixture:

  • 1 Large Carrot roughly chopped;
  • 1 7 oz. can of Sliced Mushrooms drained and squeezed completely dry using paper towels;

Breadcrumbs Mixture:

  • 1 tbsp Ground Flax mixed with 3 tbsp water;
  • 1/4 c All-Purpose Flour;
  • 1/4 c Panko Breadcrumbs;
  • Oil of your choice for frying;

Vegan Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce: 

  • 1 tbsp Yellow Mustard;
  • 2 tbsp Agave Syrup;
  • 1/2 c White Vinegar;
  • 1/4 c Dibble Mayo or Vegan Mayonnaise;
  • 1/4 c Dibble Sour Cream or Vegan Sour Cream;


How to Whip It All Together to Create the Ultimate, Vegan-Friendly Indulgence 

Step #1: Combine 1 tablespoons of ground flax with one tablespoon of water. Be sure to let it rest for ten minutes to let the water solution thicken up!

Step #2: Combine the chickpeas, green onion, parsley, and garlic in a food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste before pulsing the processor to create a coarse mixture. Set the mixture aside in a large container;

Step #3: Place your carrots and well-dried mushrooms in the food processor and pulse until they are finely minced. Moving forward, it’s time to re-introduce the chickpea mixture into the food processor;

Step #4: Add the flax mixture, flour, and panko breadcrumbs to the mixture. Adjust the flour, pano, or flax mixture until you reach the desired consistency; 

Step #5: Use an ice cream scoop to get about one tablespoon of the overall mixture before rolling them into flat, oval-shaped pieces. Carefully coat all the surfaces with breadcrumbs. 

Step #6: Fry the veggie nuggets in a pan over medium to high heat until golden brown. Be sure to use oil that’s best for frying! 

Pair it off withDibble Food’s mouth-watering vegan mayo to boost its creaminess and add some mustard plusvegan sour cream to cut the intensity of this vegan-friendly snack with some much-needed brightness. 

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