Easy Quinoa “Meatballs” (Vegan, Gluten-Free)




1 cup quinoa

3 cups vegetable broth

1 garlic clove, very finally minced or microplaned

Sea Salt

Freshly ground pepper




Rinse the quinoa under running water until thoroughly cleaned. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil in a small pot and then add the rinsed and drained quinoa, cook until no water remains and quinoa is tender. At this point, you can fluff the quinoa with a spoon, stirring until the grains start to mush and hold together. Add the minced garlic to the hot quinoa and let sit covered for 15 minutes.

Add seasonings of your choice, this recipe is very open to allow for your personal preferences. Spices and herbs or minced cooked vegetables is a good place to start.

Form 1 inch balls of the mixture and place in the fridge to set up for about 20 minutes. You should be able to make approx 20 balls.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet, carefully add your quinoa balls and cook until just lightly browned. If you cook to long the quinoa becomes too crunchy.

Arrange the cooked quinoa balls on a plate and add your favorite homemade pasta sauce. Enjoy ❤




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