These paleo vegan meatballs are absolutely delicious, packed with flavour and totally plant-based making them very affordable to make. I pretty much guarantee you will not be disappointed with the deliciousness of this recipe. It's one the whole family will love!
This recipe is actually a revamp from 8 years ago! I was going to take the OG post down but then I thought I would leave it just for kicks so you can see how far our food photography (and food styling) has come over the years! It just goes to show you, practice, practice, practice!
The ingredients in these paleo-vegan meatballs are whole, simple and just like most of my recipes, you probably have all in the ingredients in your kitchen right now!
If you're wondering what makes these meatballs paleo, it's because there are no grains or beans/legumes in this recipe and they are vegan because there are no animal foods either. But don't think that you're missing out on anything because they are packed full of flavour.
In fact, I encourage you to make these for a meat-loving friend or family member and don't even tell them how healthy they are until they are giving you glowing reviews over the dinner you made for them. And be sure to report back to me because I cannot wait to hear all about it!! (Comment below).
You may have noticed if you looked at my OG recipe, I didn't cook them - they were originally a raw recipe. However, I think baking them is a good step for extra deliciousness. It seals in the flavour and makes them hold better. Plus it's nice to have warm balls in your bowl of pasta.
A food processor is an essential kitchen tool to make these meatballs. It just does the trick of chopping them up into the perfect texture. I don't think this would work very well in a blender, so I would recommend sticking with a food processor.
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Here's my recipe for The Best Paleo Vegan Meatballs on the freakin' planet!
These no-meatballs can be eaten raw if you like, but they are nice warmed up in my opinion.
If you use regular pasta, I really like Quinoa Pasta or Chickepea pasta which is chickpeas and lentils.
Here's a quick video on how to make them!
Now you're probably wondering what you should serve these paleo vegan meatballs with? Well, you've got tons of options. You could use Chickapea Pasta - it's Joyous Approved! And it's part of my Best Carbs for Kids list.
Or you can spiralize some zucchini - so that's what I did! Well, Vienna and Walker had the pasta and I had the zucchini. I just love the lightness of zucchini! But I also eat the Chickpea pasta often like in our Tuscany Bolognese Bowl and this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad.
I can't wait to hear how much you guys love this recipe!
Ps. If you want to try a more traditional meatball recipe then be sure to check out my Turkey Meatballs from The Joyous Cookbook!