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Veggie “Meatballs”

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Delicious vegetarian "meatballs" made with potatoes, carrots, onions and spices, served with a side of yogurt sauce.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 16 Meatballs
Calories: 72

Ingredients

Veggie Meatballs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 2 medium russet potatoes , shredded
  • 2 large carrots , shredded
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 can (14-ounces) sweet peas, rinsed and drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons corn flour
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • breadcrumbs for coating the veggie balls
  • 1/4 cup oil for frying
  • Tortillas (optional)
  • Lettuce Leaves (optional)

Yogurt Sauce (optional)

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions 

  • Heat olive oil and add diced onion; cook for 2 minutes or until softened.
  • Add shredded potatoes and carrots; continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Mix in garlic and peas.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and chili powder; continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in lemon juice, corn flour, and 1/4 cup breadcrumbs; set aside until mixture is cooled.
  • Shape veggie mixture into 15 to 20 balls.
  • Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Place remaining breadcrumbs in shallow dish.
  • Heat oil for frying.
  • Roll the balls in the breadcrumbs and coat on all sides.
  • Add into hot oil, 4 to 5 meatballs at a time.
  • Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, turn and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  • Drain on paper towels and repeat process with the remaining veggie balls.

Yogurt Sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse 2-3 times, just enough to mix it all together.
  • Spoon into a serving plate or
  • Spread yogurt sauce on a tortilla, put lettuce leaf over sauce and 3 veggie meatballs; roll and serve.
  • You can also skewer the meatballs and serve as an appetizer with the yogurt sauce on the side.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 12
Nutrition Facts
Veggie “Meatballs”
Amount Per Serving (1 meatball)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1292IU26%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: vegetarian meatballs