So Easy to Make Homemade Vegan Mortadella (Gluten-Free)
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This Homemade Vegan Mortadella (Gluten-Free & Spanish Style) is simply amazing! So easy and quick, made in just 15 minutes, and full of natural ingredients. You need to give it a try! It’s the perfect kind of food to have in the fridge when you feel like having a sandwich! We love to combine it with our Homemade Vegan Buffalo Mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, fresh greens and some warm delicious whole-wheat bread. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Its main ingredients are peanuts, cashews, beetroot, tomato paste, nutritional yeast and olives! If you’re wondering how the mortadella is held together, the answer is agar-agar powder! And believe me, it works wonders!

So Easy to Make Homemade Vegan Mortadella (Gluten-Free)

Have you tried nutritional yeast? It has a strong cheese-like nutty flavour, which makes it perfect for dairy cheese substitutes.
Two tablespoons of nutritional yeast provide 60 kcal with 5 g of carbohydrates (four grams of which are fiber). A serving also provides 9 g of protein and is a complete protein, providing all nine amino acids the human body cannot produce. While fortified and unfortified nutritional yeast both provide iron, the fortified yeast provides 20 percent of the recommended daily value, while unfortified yeast provides only 5 percent. Unfortified nutritional yeast provides from 35 to 100 percent of vitamins B1 and B2. Sounds good, right? Healthy and delicious! So you need to get this amazing product and start using it!
Cashews are packed with vitaminsminerals and antioxidants. These include vitamins E, K, and B6, along with minerals like copperphosphoruszinc,magnesiumiron, and selenium, all of which are important for maintaining good bodily function. They are delicious too!
Health Benefits of Cashews
What is agar-agar? (Extracted from

Agar agar is another one of the ingredients we use to make this Vegan Mortadella. Do you know what it is? Agar is the product of several species of seaweed. It is also known as agar-agar. In Japan, agar agar is referred to as kanten. It’s a good source of calcium and iron, and is very high in fiber. It contains no sugar, no fat and no carbohydrates. It is known for its ability to aid in digestion and weight loss. It carries toxic waste out of the body. It is also used in some parts of the world to treat hemorrhoids.

Other benefits associated with agar are its ability to reduce inflammation, calm the liver, and bring relief to the lungs. Agar agar has no calories, no carbs, no sugar, not fat and is loaded with fiber. It’s free from starch, soy, corn, gluten, yeast, wheat, milk, egg and preservatives. Agar agar absorbs glucose in the stomach, passes through digestive system quickly and inhibits the body from retaining and storing excess fat. Its water absorbing properties also aids in waste elimination. Agar agar absorbs bile, and by doing so, causes the body to dissolve more cholesterol.

If you liked this recipe, check out our Vegan Swedish No-Meat Balls. They are amazing!

So Easy to Make Homemade Vegan Mortadella (Gluten-Free)

Vegan Gluten-Free Mortadella

5 from 17 votes

Enjoy friends! If you make this recipe, please snap a photo and tag @veganvvocals and #veganvvocals on Instagram! We’d also love it if you would leave a comment below, and give the recipe a rating! Thanks so much!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizers, Cold Cuts & Cheeses, Snacks
Cuisine Italian Cuisine, Spanish Cuisine
Servings 12
Calories 160.8 kcal



  • Using a medium-sized pot, combine water and agar powder and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes in low to medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • In a high-speed blender, combine cashews, peanuts, nutritional yeast, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, lemon juice, tomato paste and beetroot, and blend until smooth. Add in the mix of water and agar powder and blend again until smooth.
  • Slice the olives. Pour the blend into a mixing/measuring beaker and, with a stick, stir in the sliced olives, mixing through.
  • To make sure that it’s possible to take out the mortadella easily once it’s ready, we needed to create a channel or duct to the bottom, so we placed 4 long and thin wooden sticks, 2 on each side of the container, to remove vacuum in the bottom and let air in. Otherwise a vacuum would form and it could be difficult to extract it.
  • Place the beaker in the fridge and refrigerate for 8 hours. Slice and serve cold along with fresh tomato slices, some basil leaves, arugula, our homemade vegan Buffalo mozzarella and whole wheat bread. The perfect sandwich!!


Serving: 100gCalories: 160.8kcalCarbohydrates: 12.4gProtein: 8.5gFat: 9.4gSaturated Fat: 1.4gSodium: 429.5mgPotassium: 178.13mgFiber: 5.4gSugar: 3.2g
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  1. When i saw this on instagram i thought that you used smth similar to seiran ingredients. But it is so different! how did you make this texture without vital gluten or chickpea flour. Absolutely amazing, i guess agar is works well with these ingredients.
    Good job dear Christina. Thank you for inspiration.

    1. Yes, it’s the agar powder and the cashews, they are amazing! 🙂 I hope you’ll like it 🙂 Thanks to you, love!

  2. Lucy Maxwell-Cooze

    As I am in lockdown at moment like everyone else!! I thought I’d give this a try. Would you please give me some idea as to what size canister you put the mixture in – height & width, as there seems to be so many I could chose from.

    Thanks Lucy

    1. Hi Lucy!

      We use the measuring beaker that comes with our immersion blender. The beaker’s dimensions are 16.5cm deep and with a diameter of 9 cm. We hope this helps and that you like our vegan mortadella! Stay safe 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    My Family Loved it. I am definitely sharing Guys, Thanks For sharing this Great Recipe. this recipe and this website with my friend. Hope they also love it. Thank you again for sharing such a great recipe.

    1. We are so happy to hear that you and your family loved this recipe and our website! Thank you so much, hope your friend likes it too 🙂

  4. Hi! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I was wondering if this mortadela could be used for baking in pizza or other warm dishes. Thanks!

    1. Hi Violeta!
      I’m sorry we took so long to reply! We totally missed the comment! We’ve never baked or used this mortadella in warm dishes! But we believe that the mortadella would probably melt because it’s made with agar -agar. Have you tried using it in warm dishes?

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