Vegetarian Meatballs

Vegetarian Meatballs
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Vegetarian Meatballs
Jane Bruce

Vegetarian Meatballs

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

4
Servings
517
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
107g
82%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
29µg
4%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
31mg
41%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
208mg
21%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
199µg
50%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
125mg
39%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
384mg
55%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
444mg
30%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
82g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.