These are a healthier, meatless alternative that don’t sacrifice texture or flavor.
This recipe has something for everyone. Whether you’re a reducetarian, vegetarian, or vegan, want to add more vegetables and grains to your diet, or need to boost your intake of fiber and nutrients, this recipe will fit the bill without sacrificing flavor or texture. Plus, it’s just a handful of ingredients and incredibly simple to make. I enjoy them with marinara sauce, like regular meatballs, but lately I’ve been eating them with buffalo sauce. If you do cook them with marinara sauce, just keep in mind that they aren’t as dense as regular meatballs so they will fall apart if you cook them longer than about 5-10 minutes.
Yield: About 25 meatballs, depending on size
- 1 cup farro
- 16 oz mushrooms
- 1/2 of a Spanish onion
- 1 tbsp golden flaxseed meal
- 3 tbsp water
- Olive oil for cooking
Cook farro according to the directions on the package. Let cool. Chop mushrooms and onion and cook in olive oil for about 15 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Let cool. Mix 1 tbsp golden flaxseed meal with 3 tbsp water and let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Mix everything in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
Form into balls.
In a pan with olive oil, brown on all sides.
Приятного аппетита! (Priyatnova appetita! Russian for ‘Bon Appetit!’)