• Micah

Vegan Lentil Mushroom Meatballs

Updated: Jan 27

With colder weather comes my cravings for hearty comfort food. This winter, I’m tucking into plant-based versions of my favourites, like these delicious vegan lentil mushroom meatballs. But these aren’t your typical, run of the mill meatless balls, they’re packed with lentils and mushrooms, and served with a creamy (dairy free!) gravy.

Vegan Lentil Mushroom Meatballs

These delicious balls (cheeky, I know), are best served alongside creamy mashed potatoes for a take on the classic Swedish meatball. Trust me, there’s nothing classic about these. Full of flavour, these fibre-rich balls of goodness (I can’t help myself) are filled with plant-based protein.


Now onto that gravy. I used to avoid gravy, convinced that it wasn’t “my thing”. I was lying to myself because I would happily drink this with a straw. This gravy gets its savoury bite from dijon and nutritional yeast, and thickened using chickpea flour…just incase you were looking for even more fibre. If you don’t have chickpea flour, feel free to substitute with plain all purpose.


So go ahead, whip up a batch of these nourishing vegan lentil mushroom meatballs. But please, invite me over for a bite or two.


Looking for more lentil recipes? Check out my Pumpkin Pomegranate Lentil Salad


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Vegan Lentil Mushroom Meatballs

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 25 min

Serves: 4

A vegan lentil meatball recipe inspired by Swedish Meatballs.


Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 2 tbsp oil divided

  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, de-stemmed and finely chopped

  • 1 cup cooked black or green lentils (125g)

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/4 cup Chickpea flour (25g)

  • 1 tbsp vegan mayo

  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

  • Pinch salt

Gravy

  • 1 tbsp chickpea flour or all purpose flour

  • 2 shallots chopped

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (120ml)

  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 1/2 tsp Dijon

  • 1/4 tsp soya sauce

  • Chilli flakes

Instructions

  1. In a pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp oil and mushrooms.

  2. Cook until mushrooms are browned and have lost moisture.

  3. Transfer mushrooms to a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients.

  4. Form mixture into 8-12 balls.

  5. Add remaining oil to the pan. Cook balls for 3-5 minutes or until golden on each side. Set aside.

  6. Add flour and shallots to pan, letting it cook in the oil for 1-2 minutes.

  7. Add remaining ingredients, whisking until smooth.

  8. Bring to a boil, and let simmer until thick.

  9. Add meatless balls to the pan, and coat with gravy.


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