Vegetarian Chickpea Quinoa Balls

on Fettucine

  • 30 min
High in fiber
Vegetarian
Spicy
Gluten
High Protein
Fool your non-vegetarian friends with our chickpea quinoa balls and watch their eyes light up from the very first bite - they’re THAT good!
Vegetarian Chickpea Quinoa Meatballs

Ingredients

1
Carrot(s)
1
Zucchini(s)
30 g
Parmesan
1 cup(s)
Chickpeas
1 tsp
Olive Oil (not included)
2
Garlic Clove(s)
4 g
Curly Parsley
200 g
Fettucine
1 cup(s)
Tomato Sauce
120 ml
Egg(s)
1 cup(s)
Water for Quinoa (not included)
1/2 cup(s)
Red Quinoa
1/4 cup(s)
Breadcrumbs
2 tbsp
Garlic Italian mix
Nutritional facts
Serving per portion
Amount / Serving
Calories
965 kcal
Total fat
21 g
Saturated Fat
6 g
Sodium
1 g
Total Carbohydrate
151 g
Fiber
17 g
Sugar
12 g
Proteins
48 g

Instructions

Cook quinoa
1

Cook quinoa

Rinse quinoa in cold water and drain. Add water and quinoa to a pan over high heat and bring it to a boil. Add salt and lower the heat to medium, cover and simmer for 11 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let it rest to cool down.

Prepare the ingredients
2

Prepare the ingredients

Mince garlic. Rinse and drain chickpeas, then mash with a fork (use a food processor, if available). Peel and grate carrot. Cut zucchini in small cubes. Chop parsley.

Mix all ingredients
3

Make quinoa balls

Once quinoa has cooled down, mix with the chickpeas in a bowl. Add salt and pepper, the garlic italian spice mix, the egg and the breadcrumbs. Make golf ball sized balls. Set aside on a plate.

Cook pasta
4

Cook pasta

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta for 10-12 minutes or until al dente. 5 minutes before the end of cooking time for pasta, add zucchini to pasta water. Drain and add some oil. Set aside.

Cook the meatballs
5

Cook quinoa balls

Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, cook the quinoa balls in 1 tsp olive oil (double for 4 ppl.), flipping often, until golden — about 5-8 minutes. Add the garlic, tomato sauce, carrot and the Italian mix and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.

Serve with parsley
6

Serve

Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve the quinoa balls in the sauce, over the cooked pasta, Sprinkle parsley and parmesan cheese on top.