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Taste test: veggie ball wraps

01 September 2015

As busy parents, Mona and Dennis like making quick and healthy meals at home in Homburg, Germany, in the evening. We asked them to try out the new IKEA vegetable balls. Read on to find out what they thought of the tortilla wraps they made…

Ingredients for veggie wraps (makes 4)

40 pcs (640g) of GRÖNSAKSBULLAR veggie balls, 4 finely sliced spring onions, a few sprigs of roughly chopped mint, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, juice of ½ lemon or lime, salt and pepper, 2 avocados, 4 sheets of BRÖD TUNNBRÖD soft thin bread, 4 tbsp hummus

Dennis oven bakes the veggie balls

1. Oven roast or pan fry the veggie balls following the instructions on the package.

Veggie balls on baking tray

2. When cooked, set to one side and leave to cool slightly.

Mix fresh herbs and ingredients for a veggie ball wrap

3. In a bowl, mix the spring onions, mint, olive oil, lemon or lime and seasoning.

Mash avocado. Preparing the veggie ball wrap

4. To make one wrap, mash half an avocado on to one bread sheet with a fork, then add a spoonful of hummus.

Combine veggie balls with garnish

5. Tear up a few veggie balls, place them on the bread and add some spring-onion garnish.

Mona and Dennis try the veggie ball wrap recipe

6. Roll the bread up tightly around the filling. Wrap it up in parchment paper, and tie a string around the middle to keep it secure and add a nice detail.

A portrait of homeowner Mona

It’s a wrap! what mona thought

‘I like them! I always make wraps for family and friends because they’re easy – you can put out all of the ingredients so everyone can help themselves and make their wrap to their own taste. I love the interaction of build-your-own food. You eat slowly and talk more so it’s a great meal for catching up. Preparing the veggie balls was easy and I like the fact that they are vegan too. The taste was good, it’s great to have a vegetarian dinner option that we all enjoyed.’

‘We’ll definitely try these again. They were easy to make, tasty and saved us time cooking – they’ll be good to have in the freezer’

Mona, blogger, Homburg, Germany

GRÖNSAKSBULLAR veggie balls

Why not start your own meat-free Monday habit and give your health and the environment a boost? The new IKEA vegetable balls and recipe cards are available in store now.

Photography Michael Sinclair  Styling Ashlyn Gibson