Vegan fish balls

Vegan ‘Fish’ Balls

‘Fish’ balls with creamy garlic dip
This recipe is a unique one. I had no previous experience with the nonvegan versions of it, at all. In my past life (before turning vegan... ), I was never one to like fishy foods. I never ate anything that came out of the water, so this was a special challenge for me.
A little background as to why I took on this challenge, there is a tradition in the jewish celebration of ‘Rosh Hashanah’ (a celebration of the new year) to eat a fish’s head. The blessing goes “May we be heads, not tails”, in other words, leaders rather than followers
Anyway, as I wanted to keep a little bit of the tradition but not in any way harm anyone, I figured I’ll try to make something ‘fishy’ to serve in our holiday feast.
It seemed that it worked and the ex-pescatarians said it tasted just like they remembered.
I am extra proud to share this recipe with you. Hopefully these types of dishes will be the only ‘fishy’ things on our table.
Happy holiday!
Purple Wildflour Vegan Bakery

Tofu is the most common source of protein in most vegan diets. Tofu is low in calories but high in protein and fat which make it a great substitute to use in main course dishes. It also contains many important vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, manganese, selenium and iron.

Nori seaweed snack
These dried nori seaweed snack are so good, I just love eating them as a snack so why not adding them to your favorite recipes?. They provide all sorts of minerals and vitamins. Several nutrients you get from these snacks are iodine, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium and they are high in fiber.


  1. These 'fish' balls can also be fried instead of baked, fry for 2 minutes from each side until golden. Serving suggestion - Serve in a sandwich with lemon aioli and pickles.  YUM.

  2. Chraime - 'fish' balls in spicy tomato sauce. Remove the fish balls from the oven in mid bake and put aside. Cook the tomato sauce (I will share my favorite sauce in a an upcoming future post) and then place the half-baked balls inside to finish their cooking process in the sauce. This is a very festive dish if you are looking to impress someone.

  3. Try these bakes balls with beet's tahini and a whole lot of fresh parsley.
Purple Wildflour Vegan Bakery
Whenever I go into the kitchen, whether it is for cooking or baking, I need to have my music with me. I thought it would be nice to share with you the exact song that describes my feeling towards each recipe. That way you can have a similar experience while cooking... 

Recipe's song:

This recipe started as a challenge for me, I wasn't really a fan of the seaweed taste so I mostly made it for other people. Now, I got to say I just love it, one of my favorite dishes and now it is so easy. Just like You can't hurry love by Phil Collins says.

Purple Wildflour Vegan Bakery

Let's start:

Prep time: 5 min.
Baking time: 25 min.
Difficulty: simple Servings: 10 fish balls



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. Press the tofu well and drain it from all it's liquid.
  3. Place the tofu in a mixing bowl with the nori seaweed and mix well using your hands. Squeeze it until the tofu is all crumbly and the nori seaweed is well spread throughout the tofu.
  4.  Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, you can use a spoon, but I prefer using my hand for this step also.
  5. Taste and fix seasoning.
  6. Sprinkle a little oil on the baking paper, roll out balls with your hands and place them on the baking paper. Add a little bit of oil on top. Spraying oil works best here so if you have an empty spraying bottle, just fill it with oil and spray evenly.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, turn the balls over and bake for another 10.
  8. At this point, the balls can be taken out, If you’d like to cook the balls in sauce.
  9. If you’d like to eat them with a dip, bake for another 15 minutes, until golden.
  10. Enjoy!

‘fish‘ balls in red sauce
Purple Wildflour Vegan Bakery

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