"Sneat"balls

Prep Time:

30 Minutes

Cook Time:

45 Minutes

Level:

Intermediate

About the Recipe

Why not try nuts and save an animal in the process?! These meatballs are great on pasta, wraps, stuffed peppers, stuffed mushrooms, or stuffed zucchini!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup walnuts

  • 2 cups cooked brown or green Lentils

  • 1 tbsp avocado or grapeseed oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cummin

  • 1 tsp thyme

  • A dash of hot chili or cayene pepper

Preparation

Step 1


Warm oven to 380 F.  Mash lentils in a bowl.



Step 2


Blend walnuts in a blender and "crush" them (don't overblend to powder - keep small pieces of walnuts).  Add to lentils.



Step 3


Add all other ingredients to bowl.  Mix with fork.



Step 4


Form balls and warm in the oven (380 F) on a baking sheet for 10 - 15 minutes.

Nutritional Benefits

Lentils are a good source of protein. Walnuts contain omega-3 and antioxidants which helps to enhance cognitive brain function and prevent disease.