Vegan Meatball Sticks

Vegan Food on Sticks

Recipe for Vegan Meatball Sticks


  • 1 cup cooked lentils or chickpeas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • Wooden skewers


  1. Make the Vegan Meatballs:
    • In a large bowl, combine the mashed lentils or chickpeas with breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, chopped onion, minced garlic, parsley, oregano, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
    • Roll the mixture into small, bite-sized balls, roughly the size of a walnut.
  2. Cook the Meatballs:
    • Heat a bit of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
    • Add the vegan meatballs to the pan and cook for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are evenly browned and firm to the touch.
  3. Assemble the Skewers:
    • Once the meatballs are cooked and slightly cooled, carefully thread them onto wooden skewers. Depending on their size, 3-4 meatballs should fit on each skewer.
  4. Serve:
    • Arrange the vegan meatball skewers on a serving plate.
    • Optional: Serve with a side of marinara sauce, vegan tzatziki, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Serving Suggestion: These Vegan Meatball Sticks are perfect as a party appetizer, a savory snack, or even as a main dish served over a bed of pasta or with a side salad. They offer a delightful blend of herbs and spices, providing a flavorful and satisfying plant-based alternative to traditional meatballs. Enjoy the delicious and nutritious benefits of lentils or chickpeas in a fun, skewered form!