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Meatless plant-based appetizers that actually taste great! Ready in under 30 minutes.


Hi, everyone! I hope you are having a nice week! I’m just hopping in quickly today to share my awesome experience with Gardein’s Golden Fishless Filets and Seven Grain Crispy Tenders.

Gardein makes delicious, convenient and healthier versions of the foods we all love to eat. This plant protein is better for your body and better for the planet. Made with non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies it provides the taste, texture and nutrition of meat but with less calories, less fat and no cholesterol.

Now is the time to clarify that I eat meat, but I do not mind going meatless for a few days and I’m always curious to try the meatless options out there. I’m grateful I got to taste Gardein’s products.

Immediately I had my eyes on their Golden Fishless Filets.


I love fish, but I very rarely make fried fillets. I just don’t have the time to do that, plus the smell is way more overwhelming than when I just grill fish or pan sear it.

These Fishless Fillets are perfect for a Fishless Friday, when you’d like to celebrate the end of the work week with a simple, clean effortless appetizer. They are ready to eat within minutes and you cook them frozen. I cooked mine in the oven (I currently do not use a microwave in my cooking). I served mine with tartar sauce and a light cabbage-carrot salad.


I also decided to give their Seven Grain Crispy Tenders a try. I almost wanted to call them “Chicken Tenders”, but there is no chicken inside.


They were juicy and delicious.


I made a quick cajun honey mustard dipping sauce with was the great addition, but feel free to serve them with a sauce of your choice.


My husband, who isn’t a big fan of meatless protein based frozen meals like Gardein agreed that both products tasted great! What an achievement.

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Meatless Appetizers With Gardein

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Meatless Appetizers With Gardein
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 bag Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders
  • 1 bag Gardein Golden Fishless Fillets

For the Cajun honey mustard:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning

For the cabbage-carrot salad:

  • 1/4 head of cabbage shredded
  • 1 medium carrot shredded
  • 1/4 cucumber peeled and chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, (or more if needed)


  • Cook Gardein products following the instructions on the package.

For the Cajun honey mustard:

  • In a bowl mix all ingredients together until incorporated. Keep refrigerated.

For the cabbage-carrot salad:

  • In a deep bowl combine cabbage, carrot and cucumber. Season with salt. Add oil and vinegar. Serve immediately.


Calories for the fish appetizer 180.
Calories for the chicken- 100.


Calories: 180kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
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