Walnut Meatballs (Vegan)


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45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
13 ingredients
32 servings
A very healthy alternative to meatballs. I'm always looking for yummy vegan food and I'm especially looking forward to trying this one. Many of my favorite vegan recipes come from the Micheff Sisters, Brenda Walsh, Cinda Sanders and Linda Johnson, on 3ABN. This is one of Brenda's recipes. Suggestions: These walnut balls can be made ahead of time and frozen. Can also use them in other sauces such as spaghetti sauce. Try making them a little smaller and using them for an appetizer. For “crispier” texture, fry them in a little canola oil instead of baking them. UPDATE: We finally tried this and were not disappointed! Made this with my Quick Vegan Pesto Alfredo Sauce (Quick Vegan Pesto Alfredo Sauce) and Onion Herb Foccacia Bread (Onion Herb Focaccia Bread)and it tasted terrific! I could see how frying them in a little oil would make them taste better plain, but I couldn't tell that much of a difference with them in the sauce and it's so much healthier having them baked. I'm going to try to make these again this weekend with a vegan gravy and hope it turns out just as good! I've had it now with sweeet and sour sauce and it tasted really nice.

Categories:  served-hot , side-dish , <-60-mins , christmas , free-of... , appetizer , finger-food , oamc~freezer~make-ahead , time-to-make , egg-free , holiday , vegan , easy , presentation , lactose-free , number-of-servings , vegetarian , for-large-groups ,
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Ingredients

Nutrition

Serving Size (16.05 g)
Servings 32
Amount per Serving
Calories 23.37 Calories from Fat 6.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.7g 34.59%
Saturated Fat 0.08g 12.73%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 73.64mg 98.18%
Total Carbohydrate 3.16g 33.69%
Dietary Fiber 0.33 g 42.48%
Sugars 0.53 g %
Protein 1.33g 84.97%
Vitamin A 0.02IU% Vitamin C 0.09mg%
Calcium 17.53mg% Iron 0.42mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium onion, fresh parsley, saltine crackers, walnut pieces
 

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