Chia Mushroom Meatballs

Meatless meatballs are not as difficult to create as you might think and it is more than likely that you already have the necessary ingredients in your cupboards! The use of chia seeds is a fantastic way to get the consistency just right and to hold the meatballs together. As you will no doubt already know from previous posts of mine, chia seeds are an absolute nutritional powerhouse and something I recommend including in the diet every day! If you are unaware of their amazing health benefits then click here to find out!

To make these meatballs you will need the following ingredients:

1/2 cup of Puy lentils
1 pack of button mushrooms
1 cup of walnuts
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 garlic cloves
1 small handful thyme
2 small handfuls coriander
The juice from half a lemon

To get started making this recipe you will first need to preheat your oven to 180C. Next, soak your chia seeds in six tablespoons of water for 10 minutes. While the chia seeds are soaking you can begin to cook the lentils according the back of pack instructions.

Next, finely chop the mushrooms and fry with a tiny bit of tamari sauce over a medium heat until they begin to go soft. This should take between five and seven minutes. After this time you can remove the pan from the heat. You must then combine the cooked lentils, mushrooms, walnuts, chia seeds, nutritional yeast, garlic cloves, thyme, coriander and lemon juice in your food processor. Blitz all of these ingredients until a paste is formed and then roll this paste into golf ball sized balls.

Once all rolled, place the balls onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes before turning the balls and baking for another 10 minutes. After this time is up you can remove from the oven and they are ready to eat! You can either enjoy them on their own or add to your favourite pasta dish!  They are especially delicious with courgetti spaghetti!

Chia Mushroom Mushrooms

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks fore the recipe!! Can’t wait to try it out!

  2. Boba Daily says:

    This sounds delicious!! Definitely going to try this

  3. Shopping Park Online says:

    cool

  4. Sounds yummy.. and full of nutritional goodness! Thanks for sharing 😉

  5. Reblogged this on is it breakfast time yet? and commented:
    These sound amazing and I can not wait to try them out some time very soon!!! Recipes like these make taking up vegetarian options so mn easier

  6. Lottie says:

    Those sound and look really good! I should better try them!

  7. sal1291 says:

    Looks yummy for my tummy….gonna try this surely 🙂

  8. Kate says:

    Looks really great can’t wait to try it myself. I love this blog!
    -Kate

  9. Zinga H says:

    Innovative use of chia seeds!

  10. Adi says:

    This looks great

  11. emlor24 says:

    I dunnnooooo AM. I can’t even handle paleo meatballs. I need the REAL deal straight from Gramma’s kitchen!

  12. bloggbyc says:

    Looks really good!

  13. gabrielle says:

    can you substitute the walnuts for any other nut please?

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Absolutely, take your pick 🙂

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