Vegetarian Meatballs

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Vegetarian Meatballs
Vegetarian Meatballs
Jane Bruce

Vegetarian Meatballs

These simple meatballs are delicious enough to please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

4
Servings
343
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
10 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups cooked lentils
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 2 handfuls fresh basil, chopped finely
  • 1 Cup walnuts, chopped finely
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 8 Ounces baby portobella mushrooms, chopped into small pieces

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a skillet over medium heat, cook mushrooms until almost all the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, blend about half the walnuts to almost a powder consistency in a food processor.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine lentils, herbs, walnuts, mushrooms, egg, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

When the mix is ready, form into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve on spaghetti with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Vegetarian Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Vegetarian Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
32%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Protein
17g
34%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
47µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.1%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.4%
Vitamin K
28µg
36%
Calcium
92mg
9%
Fiber
11g
46%
Folate (food)
229µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
229µg
57%
Iron
6mg
33%
Magnesium
102mg
26%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
18%
Phosphorus
360mg
51%
Polyunsaturated
14g
N/A
Potassium
750mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
25%
Sodium
484mg
20%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.5%
Zinc
3mg
18%

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