Lentil Meatballs

These vegan lentil meatballs are easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with plant-based protein. Serve them with pasta, on a salad or in a wrap for a delicious meatless meal.


Cook lentils with a bay leaf. Remove bay leaf once cooked.

1. Cook Lentils

Toast walnuts on a baking sheet in the oven. Let cool.

2. Toast Walnuts

Heat oil over medium heat in a sauté pan and cook onions, garlic, carrots and celery until they’ve softened and become fragrant.

3. Cook Veggies

In a food processor, pulse together lentils, veggies, walnuts, oats, tamari, tomato paste, ground flaxseed, nutritional yeast, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, thyme, oregano, basil, cayenne pepper, pepper and salt.

4. Pulse Mixture

Stir in the ½ cup of reserved lentils and scoop 1 ½ Tablespoon at a time and shape into a meatball and place on a prepared baking sheet.

5. Form Meatballs

Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake another 10 minutes.

6. Bake Meatballs

Serve meatballs immediately over spaghetti noodles and sauce or as desired.

7. Serve

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