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Cauliflower Quinoa Vegetarian Meatless Meatballs in Coconut Turmeric Broth - A succulent vegetarian dinner idea and a great way to try some new spices.


Ingredients:

For the Meatless Meatballs

  • 8oz cauliflower rice (about 2 cups, see note)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cold
  • 1 cup fresh chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1/2 cup flour (you can use any kind here)
  • 2 eggs, beaten ( see note below for a vegan option)
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp Frontier Allspice powder
  • 1/2 tsp Frontier Organic Ground Vietnamese Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil (to pan fry the meatballs)

For the Coconut Turmeric Sauce

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin (about 2 cups)
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1″ fresh ginger root, grated ( about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 tsp Frontier Organic Fair Trade Certified Ground Turmeric Root
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp Frontier Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Aleppo Pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup canned full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions:



  1. Combine all the meatball ingredients (except the vegetable oil for pan frying) in a large bowl and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes
  2. In the meantime, prepare the sauce. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add onions and cook over medium high heat for 7-8 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and ginger and cook for another 2 minutes. Add turmeric, salt, black and Aleppo pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add coconut milk, lime juice and vegetable broth and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes
  4. Add chopped cilantro, remove from heat and set aside
  5. To prepare the meatballs, heat the vegetable oil in a separate skillet. Working with 1 heaping tablespoon of mixture at a time, form about 22 meatballs. Arrange them in the skillet and cook over medium heat, 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside
  6. Before serving, place the meatballs in the sauce and simmer for 10 minutes (if the sauce has thickened too much, you can add a little water to get the desired consistency)
  7. Serve warm over rice or quinoa.


Notes:


  • You can buy cauliflower rice at most grocery stores. You can also make your own by chopping cauliflower in a food processor.
  • Make sure quinoa is cool before making the meatless cauliflower meatballs.
  • To make these meatless meatballs vegan , replace each egg for 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water. Mix ground flax and water well and let sit for 5 minutes before adding to meatless meatball mixture.

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