Looking for an easy dinner recipe tonight that tastes delicious and is also nutritious? Then try these gluten free vegan lentil meatballs!
In just 20 minutes they are ready to enjoy!
I know you’ll be shocked at how yummy gluten free AND vegan meatballs can be, so let’s get cooking!
How Do You Make Gluten Free Meatballs?
It’s easy! All you need is a gluten-free binder. Something to hold and stick all of the ingredients together.
I tested this recipe with a few gluten free options such as chickpea flour, gluten-free bread crumbs, oat flour, but the gluten-free binder that I found worked the best was… Cassava flour!
What is cassava flour?
Cassava is white in colour and has a neutral taste so it won’t compromise any flavours in a recipe. Therefore making it the perfect gluten-free baking and cooking substitute!
Cassava flour is made from grinding up the cassava root vegetable. It contains fibre, antioxidants, and plenty of the key vitamins and minerals our bodies need to be healthy, especially vitamin C.
Ingredients You Will Need
Cassava Flour: As we have established you will need a gluten-free binder (if you aren’t gluten sensitive you could also make the recipe with plain flour)
Lentils: This recipe couldn’t be called gluten free vegan lentil meatballs without lentils! Lentils are also a great source of plant-based protein
Garlic: These meatballs are Italian-inspired, so bring on the garlic!
Onions: To add some extra texture and flavour
Nutritional Yeast: One of the few plant based B12 sources
Tomato Paste: A staple for Italian dishes
Parsley: To add some colour and extra deliciousness
Spices: For these gluten free vegan lentil meatballs you’ll need salt, paprika, oregano, and black pepper
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Easy 20-Minute Gluten Free Lentil Meatballs (Vegan)
- 540 ml brown lentils (1 can)
- 1 ½ tbsp small onion or 1 small onions
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup cassava flour
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp parsley
- ¾ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp oregano
- First drain and wash the lentils. Then remove as much of the liquid as possible.
- Next finely chop the parsley, mince the garlic, and chop the onion into small pieces
- Mash the lentils in a bowl
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. Using your hands mix until it's all well combined
- Form the mixture into balls
- Fry the meatballs in a pan with a little bit of olive oil
- Enjoy them like that or add in your favourite tomato sauce. Eat them alone or on top of pasta!
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