Vegan Mushroom Nuggets with Garlic Aioli Sauce

Oh my! I'm not kidding when I tell you that you all are going to love these little nuggets. Don't let the whole 'vegan nugget' thing throw you.  I put together this recipe a little over two weeks ago and have made them three times since than. They are super easy to make and are perfect as a light dinner or side dish.

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Teamed with a simple garlic aioli sauce that is just as easy to make, these nuggets may just surprise you with their flavor. Change up the spice mix to suit your own flavor profile and you've got a brand new finger food to add to your recipe collection.


Let Me Explain Aquafaba


At first glance of this recipe, you may think "What in the world is Aquafava?" Believe it or not, even though it's a strange word, it has a really simple origin.

Aquafaba is the liquid found in a can of chickpeas.

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It makes a wonderful vegan substitute in recipes. Whipped up, it takes on the form of light and fluffy eggs whites. Perfect for waffles or pancakes.

When I first used it, I was worried that there would be a chickpea type flavor to my dish, but there wasn't. Once mixed with other ingredients, it does a great job of taking on those flavors.

You Don't Have To Use It


This recipe will work just as well if you choose to use egg whites instead of the aquafaba. I know it can be a little nerve wracking using a different ingredient for the first time, so feel free to substitute. But, I hope you give it a try.

Not only is it dairy-free, but it also brings in added fat-free, low cholesterol benefits as well.

bowl full of mushrooms


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vegan nuggets in a fry pan

The Sauce Partnership


While making this recipe I wracked my brain with what kind of sauce I would put with these. I knew just a regular ketchup or mustard would be OK, but I wanted something that would just make them go POP.

The simple Garlic Aioli sauce does just that. It's a perfect partner for these little vegan nuggets.

garlic aioli sauce

closet up of vegan mushroom nuggets

So What Do You Think?


I've written before about how I used to really despise mushrooms. So, if you're looking at these and thinking there is no way you would like these, let me challenge you to just try it.

You'll never know till you try right?

 

Thanks for stopping by and happy nugget dipping!


 

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Comments

  1. OKAY! This is officially the most unique I have ever seen! WOULD NEVER EVER EVER think about making mushroom NUGGETS!

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  2. That garlic aioli sauce looks AMAZING!!! But so do the nuggets...I want BOTH! xoxo

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  3. I am all over these! I love to find new veggie protein ideas. Aquafaba is kind of a weird word indeed :)

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  4. These look so addictive and they look like they have the best texture! Great recipe ;)

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  5. these look delicious! love mushrooms so much

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  6. I love the sound of this recipe and the pictures are mouthwatering! I've never even thought about making mushroom nuggets before! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  7. These look super delicious, and that sauce sounds AMAZING!

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  8. Easy to make and fun to eat is definitely a win-win situation! These look fantastic!

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  9. I've never had mushroom nuggets but these look/sound so good! *-* I'm definitely gonna have to try it out soon! <3

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  10. You had me at garlic aoili - I will absolutely add to my list to try!

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  11. This is SO CLEVER!! What a fun, healthier finger food :)

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  12. Thanks Christina! I was thrilled with how they came out. So was my husband. LOL!

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  13. Thanks Rachel. Yes, the garlic aioli is so simple and makes the nuggets taste amazing.

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  14. Thanks Farrah. Hope you get the chance to try them.

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  15. Thanks Jessica. Yes, definitely a win win for sure.

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  16. Thanks Rachel! They really do taste pretty awesome.

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  17. Thanks Elysia. I was a little nervous making them too because I had never seen anything like them, but was thrilled how they turned out.

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  18. Thanks Rebecca. If you love mushrooms than you'll love these for sure.

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  19. Thanks Abbey. Yes, the texture was perfect. Nice and crispy on the outside.

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  20. Ha ha. Yes, I'm not sure where the word Aquafaba came from, but it works pretty darn well. LOL.

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  21. Thanks Katie. Hope you get the chance to try them out.

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  22. I know. Kind of crazy right! But they totally work. So yummy.

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