Lentil Meatball Recipe

Hi friends!

Here is a recipe for vegan/plant-based meatballs. This recipe is full of protein and fibre, and is a hearty plant-based alternative to meat. You can enjoy these the same way you would traditional meatballs- top pasta, polenta or a vegetable like spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. 

I’ve been trying to limit my meat intake over the last few months, but still very much crave hearty meals. I find this recipe satisfying, filling and one that can be enjoyed by meat eaters and non-meat eaters alike!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! 

Lentil Meatballs

Ingredients: 

2 cups cooked lentils 

1 tbsp ground flaxmeal, presoaked in 2 tbsp water 

1 tbsp almond flour, or oats * may need more if the batter is too soft/liquidy

2 cloves garlic 

Handful fresh herbs: handful fresh herbs (parsley, basil, oregano)

1 tbsp dried herbs: basil, oregano etc. 

Salt, to taste 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor, until uniform. 
  3. Check the consistency of the batter; it should form into balls. If it is too liquidy add more almond flour or oats, if it is too dry add olive oil or water. 
  4. Form into balls and arrange on oiled caste iron skillet. Heat stovetop to medium heat and brown all sides of the meatballs. 
  5. Once browned, add to oven and cook for ~20 minutes. 
  6. Once cooked, take out of oven and add to whatever dish you are making. For this particular recipe I added tomato sauce, and baked it a bit longer and then topped with cheese and added it to pasta.

I hope you try this recipe, and please let me know if you make it!

-SG

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