Plant-Based Hemp Seed "Meatballs"

Absolutely the most delicious and healthy plant-based "meatball" alternative you'll try. Add to just about anything, or enjoy in the traditional way on top of pasta and a  sauce of choice. 

Preparation and Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 12-18 "meatballs" depending on size

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked red lentils, drained well
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, drained well
  • 1/4 white onion, chopped well, and sautéed to transparent
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced, and sautéed (with onion to make it easy)
  • 4 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 3 tbsp sun dried tomatoes, soaked to hydrate and chopped
  • 1 tbsp nut flour (like almond), oat flour, or gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 tsp oregano, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup gluten free bread crumbs, or almond flour

 

Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients except bread crumbs in a food processor and pulse until combined. Don’t over mix or it will become too pureed.

  2. Add the breadcrumbs to a shallow bowl or plate. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture and shape into balls with your hands, then roll them gently in the crumbs to coat. 

  3. To cook... Pan Method: Add about 1 1/2 tbsp of oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the balls and cook, turning over every 30 seconds until golden and heated through. Baked: Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Place meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet, spritz lightly with cooking oil (such as olive oil or avocado oil), and bake for about 15 minutes, turning midway, or until lightly browned. 

    Add a few pinches of red pepper flakes for a spicy meatball!

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