Veggie Quinoa Protein Nuggets Recipe from Peachy Palate

Veggie Quinoa Nuggets Recipe

A protein loaded veggie nuggets recipe! The pea protein plays double duty here giving them a nice protein boost as well as binding all the goodies together. Delicious warm or cold, they’d make for a delightful, nourishing, little lunchbox filler!

Serves 1 -2


150g cooked tricolour quinoa (or 40g uncooked weight)
20g Pulsin Pea Protein
30g finely grated courgette
30g finely grated carrot
1 tbsp (5g) nutritional yeast
1 tsp mustard of choice
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp coriander
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp pink Himalayan rock salt
¼ tsp black pepper
2 tsp coconut oil, for cooking


1. Squeeze excess liquid from carrot and zucchini. Set to one side as you will need it.
2. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl, add liquid from veg to the bowl. There should be about 3 tbsp worth.
3. Bring together and form little nuggets with your hands!
4. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
5. Melt coconut oil in pan over a medium heat!
6. Fry nuggets for 3 mins and then place the pan in the oven for 12 more mins or until golden and crisp.
7. Serve with ketchup, mashed avocado or mayo depending on your preference or have them served over a jumbo salad!


Peachy Palate I’m Shel but some people call me “Peachy”…I’m the food loving, fitness fanatic, blogger behind Peachy Palate, a website which is now my hub for all the paleo, keto and grain free recipes I create, hoping to inspire people to think outside the box, eating whole foods that truly nourish. Fueled by a desire to improve my own health I love to create sweet and savoury recipes, sharing them with the world ensuring no one need feel deprived regardless of their dietary restrictions or preferences. Living in Wicklow, Ireland, when not dreaming up recipes I’m lifting with the men folk in my local gym, tapped into social media or out on the road delivering, merchandising and being a super duper brand ambassador for a local health food company.

My relationship with food wasn’t always so bright, in fact it wasn’t at all harmonious for quite sometime. Having overcome a decade of eating disorders I’m in the best place I’ve ever been. I’m happy, healthy, confident and I now enjoy every nourishing mouthful, giving my body what it needs. One of my favourite quotes from a  sensational foodie … “Nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.” Julia Child. Life, love and food!

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