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vegan meatballs recipe

If you are looking for a vegan alternative to traditional meatballs, this meatballs recipe is the perfect solution for those looking for a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal option. 

Today we will show you a recipe that can help you achieve a similar texture and flavor to traditional meatballs. Furthermore, you will have a new addition to your daily dishes to prepare with your family or for any occasion.

Preparation method for the vegan meatballs

  1. Place the lentils in a bowl with water and let soak for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain the lentils.
  3. Add them to a saucepan over high heat with water until they boil. Subsequently, lower the heat.
  4. Let them cook over medium heat until they are ready, about 50 minutes. 
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa in a saucepan for 15 minutes with water or until it has absorbed the water.
  7. Let the quinoa rest for 10 minutes and dry completely with kitchen paper.
  8. Heat two tablespoons of Spanish extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
  9. Place the sautéed ingredients in a bowl and add the oregano, quinoa, lentils, and oats. 
  10. Mash the mixture in the bowl with the help of a fork until it forms a dough.
  11. With wet hands and the previous dough, shape the meatballs. Then place them in the refrigerator for one hour.
  12. In another frying pan, place two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil from Spain and heat. Subsequently, cook the vegan meatballs in the skillet over medium heat for 12 minutes.

 

Preparation method for the sauce

  1. Drain cashews and add all the sauce ingredients except the flour and broth in a blender.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the sauce and gradually stir in the flour to thicken. 
  3. Incorporate the broth into the mixture and wait for it to boil.
  4. Finally, add the meatballs and cook for a few minutes. This step is essential for the vegan meatballs to take on the sauce's flavor.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley, and they are ready for you to enjoy!

 

We hope you savor our vegan meatballs recipe! After trying them, you will have a new option to enjoy a delicious dish at your next dinner or lunch without sacrificing flavor or texture.

Find more recipes like this one, incorporating extra virgin olive oil from Spain, in our blog and expand your repertoire of dishes.

15 min
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Ingredients

Ingredients for the vegan meatballs 

  • 1 Cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked green lentils
  • ½ Cup gluten-free oat flakes 
  • ¼ Cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • ½ Cup chopped onion
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • ¼ Cup bell pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil from Spain
  • Pepper
  • Salt

 

Ingredients for the sauce

  • 3 Tablespoons rice flour 
  • ½ Cup-soaked cashews
  • 1 Teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard
  • 2 Cups broth
  • 1 cup water
  • Fresh parsley
  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil from Spain
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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