California Walnut Meatless Meatballs

California Walnut Meatless Meatballs

DESCRIPTION

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

Total Time
42 Mins
Serves
4
Serving Size
2 meatballs
Meal
Course

Total Time

Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
12 Mins
Total Time
42 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
210 cal
Total Fat
16 g
Saturated Fat
2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
7.802 g
Monounsaturated Fat
4.678 g
Cholesterol
50 mg
Sodium
240 mg
Carbohydrates
12 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Total Sugars
2 g
Protein
7 g
Vitamin D
0 mcg
Calcium
90 mg
Iron
2 mg
Potassium
180 mg

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

Preparation

  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.