Walnut Meat-less Balls


 

Walnut Meat-less Balls

Yield: makes 1 dozen balls Walnut Meatless balls - vegan, delicious, filling alternative to traditional meatballs! http://thekickingkitchen.com

These are flavorful and filling, and completely meat-free (think walnuts!). Enjoy as an appetizer or in your favorite tomato sauce.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon plus 1/4teaspoon olive oil

1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped

6 button mushrooms, chopped (about 1 cup)

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 cup walnuts

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

2 tablespoons wheat germ

3 tablespoons quick oats

2 teaspoons tamari

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon freshly ground

black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion, mushrooms and garlic for about four minutes, or until soft. Transfer the sautéed onions, mushrooms and garlic to a food processor; add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Form into small balls (about the size of a golf ball) and place on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Bake covered for thirty minutes. Then uncover, flip meatballs and bake for an additional ten minutes uncovered. Let them cool for five to ten minutes before serving.