Although I am not a vegetarian or vegan, I find it hard to find quality sources of meat and I also find it important to limit the amount of red meat we intake. I also generally prefer the taste of plant-based options, like legumes, over meat anyways and I am finding more people who feel the same way. That is what inspired me to try this recipe which actually stemmed from another recipe - my Lentil Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms.
This is a simple recipe that is sure to please the whole family. Even if its just yourself or another person, I recommend you make the whole recipe and freeze the extra "meatballs". Or you can have them in other dishes throughout the week since their mild taste would be perfect for a grain bowl or salad.
1 can cooked lentils, rinsed
1 cup walnuts, crushed
1 cup fresh parsely
1/4 cup olive oil (leave some for baking sheet)
2-3 tbsp tomato paste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 cup coconut flour
1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Mix all ingredients and blend in a food processor
3. Scoop mixture into "meatballs" on a greased or lined baking sheet
4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until browned.
Serve with brown rice pasta and tomato sauce!
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