Vegan Zucchini ‘Meatballs’

Vegan Zucchini ‘Meatballs’- less than 10 ingredients and 20 minutes for a healthy and delicious plant-based meal. Each serving offers 12 grams of protein! (vegan + gluten-free)

 
 

Recipe by: makingthymeforhealth.com

yield: 12 BALLS // 4 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS:

1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup rolled oats*
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 large zucchini)
32 ounces marinara
8 ounces whole grain pasta

NOTES:
*Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats for allergies

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the drained and rinsed chickpeas, garlic cloves, and rolled oats. Pulse for about 5-10 seconds, until finely chopped. When you press the mixture between your fingers, it should hold together. Transfer to a large bowl along with the dried herbs, salt, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and shredded zucchini. Do not use more than 1 cup of shredded zucchini. Stir together until well-combined. If the mixture is too wet to handle, add a little flour (you can grind extra oats into a flour) or nutritional yeast to help absorb excess moisture. READ MORE

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