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Magic Meat(less) Balls

The perfect vegan "meat" balls for any occasion!

Serves: 4, Prep Time: 20 minutes, Total Time: 1 hour.


  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup grated carrot

  • ½ cup fresh parsley

  • ⅓ cup fresh basil leaves

  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes (chopped)

  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)

  • 1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)

  • 2 tbs. chia seeds & 3 tbs. water mixed together

  • 1 tbs. olive oil

  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add the oats, grated carrot, parsley, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, olive oil, dried oregano, and salt & pepper to the food processor. Process until crumble forms. ⁠

  3. Add kidney beans, soaked chia seeds into the food processor and process until everything is combined well.

  4. Roll the mixture into 18-20 balls, packing each ball tightly between your hands so it holds together well.

  5. Place each ball onto the prepared baking sheet an inch or two apart.⁠

  6. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from the oven, gently flip and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until nice and golden.

  7. Serve with zucchini pasta and top with homemade pasta sauce. ⁠


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