Quinoa ‘Meatballs’

Quinoa ‘Meatballs’

Looking for a meatball recipe without the meat…? Quinoa ‘Meatballs’.

Recipe Tips: Quinoa ‘Meatballs’

  • Preparation time: 12 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • Portion size: 1 'Meatball'
  • Number of servings: 10
  • Cooking style: Mediterranean


  • 150g of quinoa
  • 6 egg whites
  • 50g of chickpea flour
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 pinch of parsley
  • 1 pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • Olive oil
Nutritional Information per serving
of which saturates:0,2g
of which sugars:0,7g

How to make: Quinoa ‘Meatballs’

  1. First, heat water in a saucepan. When it starts to boil, add the quinoa. Cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the onion and pepper into very fine pieces. Add oil to a non-stick pan. When it's hot, add the vegetables and cook on a low heat.
  3. When the quinoa is ready, drain the water and place it in a bowl. Dry it as much as possible using paper.
  4. In another bowl, add the quinoa, along with the vegetables and the rest of the spices.
  5. With the help of a fork, crush everything until into a consistent mass.
  6. Then, using your hands, form it into meatball shapes.
  7. You can fry or bake the meatballs.
  8. If doing the latter: heat the oven for 10min at 200º. Add the meatballs to a cooking tray and spread with olive oil. Then put in the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes at 170º, until golden..
Review of Quinoa Meatballs

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