Here’s a recipe I made for my hubby that was so good I actually ended up eating some myself. I was never a huge fan of meatballs back in my eating days, but there definitely is something about these that really add a savory flavor and thick creamy texture to the zucchini noodles and marinara sauce. So glad I made them!
If you’re not a fan of marinara sauce, you could use my Rawfredo sauce recipe instead. I’m really curious what someone that is a meat eater or who recently stopped eating meat would think of these meat”less” balls. Drop a comment and let me know what you think! 😃
Meat "less" Balls
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 18-36 (depending on size balls you prefer)
4 cups walnuts (soaked for 6-8 hours, drained, & rinsed)
- 10 sundried tomatoes
- 2 tbsp Umami Seasoning (or dried mushrooms of your choice)
- 3 tbsp Herbs of Italy (or Italian Seasoning)
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tbsp cumin powder
- 4 tbsp tamari
- 4 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 medjool date
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- Place all ingredients in your food processor and blend until the mixture is well combined and like a thick dough.
- Gather a small amount into your hands and roll into a ball. Repeat until you have used up the mixture. I made mine about the size of a golf ball, but then found that that was a bit bigger than I wanted so I halved that size.
- Use however many meat"less" balls you want atop your zucchini noodles with marinara sauce.
- Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator for a week or a little longer.
Ready in 15-20 minutes
2 cups sundried tomatoes, soaked in 1 cup water for 10 minutes (save the water)
- 2 tbsp Herbs of Italy (or Italian Seasoning)
- 1/4 cup yellow onion
- 1 medjool date
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- Place all ingredients (including the soaking water) in your food processor and blend until the mixture is well combined and like a thick sauce. If you like your sauce thinner, add a little more water.
- Use the sauce a top your spiralized zucchini noodles. It should be enough for 2-3 servings.
Dress it up with some diced red bell pepper, pine nuts, etc.