Whether you are a vegetarian for life or a “Meatless Monday” follower, vegetarian balls are a very popular and versatile healthy option to include in your diet. You can snack on them, or have them for lunch or dinner with a salad, pasta, or rice. Almost every culture and cuisine has recipes of some form of meatballs or their vegetarian equivalent. They travel well, so they are great for lunch boxes and a great way to include more vegetables in your child’s diet.
Veggie balls are nutritious, satisfying, and delectable. These tasty and easy recipes (below) will not disappoint anyone — even meat-lovers.
Serve this vegan recreation of a classic with lingonberry jam for a Nordic treat. Nutmeg and cardamom give this dish its distinct round and flavorful taste.
These wholesome veggie balls are made with bulghar wheat and red lentils.
3. Malai Kofta
Fancy a curry? You’ll find many varieties of veggie balls in Indian cuisine. They are called “Koftas”. This dish of vegetable dumplings in a rich curry sauce is fit for a king!
Aubergines are a great substitute for meat in these veggie balls.
Can dessert be delicious and healthy? Try these low fat and gluten free energy bites for a quick healthy snack.
More and more vegetarians are turning to the vast repertoire of Indian cuisine for delicious recipes. For those of you unfamiliar with Indian Chinese cuisine, this one may strike you as rather unusual. But if you like flavoursome and spicy Indian street food, I promise you this will be a revelation. This Indian concoction is made combining Chinese style of cooking with everyday Indian ingredients.
These are made with wonderful zucchini and are not deep-fried. An interesting piece of equipment makes these a healthier option.
The secret ingredient that adds texture to these delightful bites is ground almonds. Serve with a dip of marinara sauce.
This vegetarian version of the traditional Greek delicacy doesn’t disappoint. Serve them with a Greek Salad and Tzatziki, as part of a Greek meze. Bake them for a healthier version.
This recipe comes from the chef and owner of The Meatball Shop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Coming from a restauranteur specialising in meatballs, this is a must try recipe!
Vegetarian Giro d’Italia is just like Nonna used to make them, but with vegetables instead of meat.
These flavoursome light faux meatballs will satisfy those meat cravings, while sticking to your vegetarian diet. Buono apetito!
Looking for a healthy show-stopping meal for entertaining friends? Try these black caviar lentil veggie balls, with a gorgeous coconut and fenugreek leaves sauce, adding complex flavor notes.
This super food rich veggie ball recipe can be served cold or warm
How can you re-purpose leftover risotto? Try these with Romano cheese and herbs….Yum!
Who doesn’t love a healthy yummy sweet treat? If you love lemon bars, here’s a healthy alternative to enjoy with your evening Cup-O’-Joe.
17. Vegetable Balls
Serve these on cocktails sticks for a simple yet impressive party appetizer.
Do you love Quinoa? These mushroom and quinoa balls are shallow fried to ensure crispness.
Handy tip: Use an ice cream scoop to ensure same-sized balls.
These baked veggie bites are versatile and can be made with whatever vegetables you have in your fridge.
Roasted red peppers and kidney beans mimic not only the color, but also the meaty taste too. You will be surprised!
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