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These vegetable balls taste like and contain vegetables, with visible pieces of chickpeas, carrots, peppers, corn and kale. No animal ingredients – a good choice if you are vegetarian or vegan.
Taste like and contain vegetables – with large, visible pieces of chickpeas, carrots, peppers, corn and kale that give the balls fine colours. A tasty alternative to classic meatballs.
The vegetable balls can replace meatballs in all of your and your family's favourite dishes, and are great to have in things like wraps, salads or with roasted vegetables.
Includes no animal ingredients, meaning a good choice for vegetarians and vegans.
By eating more plant based you reduce your climate footprint.
Easily prepared from frozen in minutes. In the oven, in the microwave or on the stove.
Easily portioned. Prepare the amount needed, leave the rest in the freezer.
Just as tasty warm as they are cold, e.g. halved as a sandwich topping.
Net weight: 1000 g
HUVUDROLLVegetable ballsArticle Number704.877.95
Width: 27 cm
Height: 2 cm
Length: 30 cm
Weight: 1.01 kg
SustainabilityPeople and planet
Energy and resources
Heavenly flavours from the soil
We would like to inspire more people to eat more plant-based food. Why? Since it generally requires less water, less arable land and less energy to produce – and is therefore a more sustainable alternative. So that you can easily make sustainable choices in everyday life and reduce your climate footprint, our restaurant, bistro and Swedish food market all offer various plant-based alternatives. And one more thing – this food from the soil is also heavenly tasty!
A buffet of good
Today’s recipe for the classic IKEA meatball rolled out from our test kitchen already in 1985. Since then, the IKEA meatball has become an icon on plates around the world and a proud example of traditional Swedish cooking. But, when we asked customers on three different continents what food they prefer, we realised we had to extend our meatball family with tasty alternatives.
“Not everyone eats beef or pork, so we went into the kitchen to create new recipes,” says David Johansson, chef and product developer at IKEA Food Services. First came the chicken ball – an alternative for those who like meat, but not necessarily red meat.
“Like all our meatballs it’s just as good hot as cold, and we’ve seasoned it gently so it fits different cuisines and local flavours.”
New flavours in a classic shape
Sustainability was also a reason to create new options.
“With the veggie ball we wanted to offer something as appreciated as the classic meatball, but plant-based and with less environmental impact,” explains David.
Next came the salmon and cod ball. It contains pieces of salmon that are too small to be used as whole fillets.
“And since it’s very tasty meat, we thought, why not make delicious fish balls of it instead?” says David.
Recreating the meatball without meat
The newest edition to the family is the plant ball. It’s made with pea protein, potatoes, apple, oats and onion, but has the great taste and juicy bite of a meatball – making it perfect for everyone who wants to cut down on meat without losing out on the experience.
"A lot has happened since 1985. Now, there are eatable IKEA icons for more of the many people. No matter if you’re flexitarian, vegan, meat lover, have dietary needs or cultural preferences.”
Form design process
Balls filled with vegetables
HUVUDROLL vegetable balls – the name says it all. They taste like and contain vegetables – with large, visible pieces of chickpeas, green peas, carrots, peppers, corn and kale that give them nice colours. Since they contain no animal ingredients, they are a great choice for vegetarians and vegans – or if you just want to reduce your carbon footprint by eating more plant-based food. A green and tasty alternative to our iconic meatballs!