Whether you're celebrating King Charles III's Coronation or just enjoying the extra bank holiday, foodies up and down the United Kingdom can relish this regal treat.

Coronation chickpeas

Coronation chickpeas

Yondu Vegetable Umami's latest recipes showcase British cuisine at its best. These veggie canapes will wow your neighbours at the Coronation street party or make the perfect snack for a picnic in the park.

The recipes were created by Jaume Biarnes, the former El Bulli chef turned director of the Yondu Culinary Studio in New York. The first recipe puts a unique vegan twist on the classic royal dish, coronation chicken, while the second is a pea roll that elevates the humble mushy pea to new heights, thanks to a hint of mint, flaky pastry, and Yondu Vegetable Umami.

Yondu Vegetable Umami is a plant-based, all-purpose seasoning that enhances the flavour of every food or cuisine it’s paired with. Its versatility comes courtesy of its intense umami, the fifth taste that adds depth and complexity to dishes. For example, in the coronation chickpeas, it emulates the rich meatiness of chicken.

Since launching in the UK in January 2021, Yondu Vegetable Umami has been recognised with a crowning glory at both the Veggie Awards 2021 and 2022. Furthermore, in 2022, Yondu Vegetable Umami was also awarded two stars by the esteemed judges of the Great Taste Awards for being "above and beyond delicious."

Please enjoy these fabulous coronation recipes below as you say cheers to Charles.

Coronation chickpeas

The famous original, created for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, has been given a modern makeover for her son’s enthroning. To be served with lettuce or as a filling for sandwiches or jacket potatoes.

Total time: 20 minutes

Servers: 2


400g chickpeas in water (save the water)

1 carrot, peeled and shredded

2 Tbsp mango chutney

2 Tbsp sultanas

1 Tbsp Yondu vegetable umami

2 Tsp curry powder

4 Tbsp chickpea mayonnaise (can be shop-bought or homemade – recipe below)

Chickpea Mayonnaise ingredients:

50ml of chickpea water (aquafaba)

2 Tsp Yondu vegatable umami

1 Tsp mustard

1 Tsp apple cider vinegar

250ml vegetable oil


  1. To make the mayonnaise, combine chickpea water, Yondu, mustard and apple cider vinegar in a jar. Using an immersion blender, start adding vegetable oil slowly. Whilst adding the oil, move the immersion blender up and down until you get the desired thick consistency.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chickpeas, carrot, mango chutney, sultanas, Yondu, curry powder and mayonnaise. Mix all well together and serve cold

Green pea and mint rolls

Set to rival any sausage roll, Yondu Vegetable Umami celebrates traditional British flavours and bundles them up in a light and moreish pastry.

Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4


1 sheet puff pastry (250g)

200g green peas (thawed if frozen)

1 Tbsp Yondu vegetable umami

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Corn Starch

3 Spring Onions, chopped

5-8 mint leaves, chopped

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. In a bowl, combine green peas, Yondu and olive oil. Partially mash these peas with a fork, making sure some remain entire.
  3. Add corn starch, green onions, fresh mint and black pepper to the pea mixture and stir all together.
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll out the sheet of puff pastry until it is about 0.5cm thick.
  5. Cut the pastry into two equal pieces – approximately 40cm x 10cm.
  6. Divide the pea filling into half and place down the middle of each sheet of pastry.
  7. Roll the pastry tightly over the filling to form a long roll.
  8. Place both rolls on a baking tray with parchment.
  9. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 2-3cm segments with a serrated knife.


Yondu Vegetable Umami is available to purchase via its UK website and Amazon, retailing at £7.99 for 275ml. Visit www.yondu.co.uk/recipes/ for cooking inspiration.  

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