Recipe:

California Walnut Meatless Meatballs

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total Time: 42mins

Description

You won’t miss the beef in this healthier version of the classic Italian favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • California Walnut Pesto or Muhammara Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and cook for 1 minute more.
  3. Transfer to a food processor with walnuts, rice, roasted red peppers, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, Italian seasoning, and egg. Pulse until combined, but not mushy.
  4. Form into 8 equal balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Cook for 12 minutes or until firm to the touch. Serve with California Walnut Pesto or Muhammara Sauce.

nutrition facts

Based on 4 servings

Per serving:

  • Calories210
  • Total Fat16g
  • Saturated Fat2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat7.802g
  • Monounsaturated Fat4.678g
  • Cholesterol50mg
  • Sodium240mg
  • Carbohydrates12g
  • Dietary Fiber2g
  • Total Sugars2g
  • Protein7g
  • Vitamin D0mcg
  • Calcium90mg
  • Iron2mg
  • Potassium180mg
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