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Veggie Nuggets & Coconut Sauce


Veggie Nuggets & Coconut Sauce

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Completely loaded with vegetables, these veggie nuggets are my kids’ favorite after-school snacks. I usually make a bunch at once and then keep them in the fridge because they are super-easy to reheat.
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup cashews, (soaked in warm water for up to 20 minutes)
  • 2 large cauliflower florets
  • 4 broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, (peeled)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed powder
  • 2/3 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, (roughly chopped)
  • 1 handful fresh coriander, (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • 3/4 cup water


The Nuggets

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Grease a sheet of baking paper with oil.
  • Place all ingredients except flour in a food processor, then grind and process everything into fine crumbs until the mixture starts coming together.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and sprinkle with coconut flour.
  • Mix well, allowing flour to soak up some moisture and make the mixture stickier.
  • Scoop out 1 tablespoon mixture and shape into a small ball in your hands, using a spoon to shape and flatten slightly.
  • Place on baking sheet-lined tray, then continue with rest of mixture.
  • Melt 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in a small saucepan.
  • Using a pastry brush or fingers, coat the top of the nuggets with a thin layer of melted oil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the tray and turn the nuggets over very gently.
  • Remove from oven and cool slightly before transferring to a plate.

The Sauce

  • Place grated coconut, cilantro, lime juice, kosher sea salt, and water in a food processor.  
  • Blend well until ingredients are completely combined in a smooth paste.  

The Veggies & The Sauce

  • Combine sauce with nuggets and serve.

Bon appétit!