I’ve been trying to add more plant-based foods to my diet and recently came across a recipe for Eggplant Meatballs by SkinnyTaste (a blog I’m a huge fan of!). I love eggplant and I love meatballs – so perhaps I’d like eggplant “meatballs” too?
Of course, I decided to put my own spin on the recipe as well as make it gluten-free. I have to brag for a second, these “meatballs” turned out so delicious. The balls were firm but moist and the house smelled wonderful too – a mix of garlic and Italian aromas. I found the balls held together well (which surprised me!) and they were full of flavor too!
I topped the meatballs with marinara sauce from Muir Glen (didn’t have time last night to make my own sauce) and served alongside some gluten-free edamame pasta. It was a hearty and delicious meal – you won’t miss the “meat” in your meatballs after eating these vegetarian meatballs!
One other note for any skeptics who can’t stand the thought of a meatless meatball… my husband raved about these “meatballs!” He loved them and encouraged me to add this recipe to our dinner rotation. Yay!
If you’ve ever wondered about the health benefits of eggplant and why you should be adding this wonder vegetable to your diet, please read this article, 27 Science-Based Health Benefits of Eggplant, by Helen Nichols. It’ll make you want to incorporate this purple vegetable in your diet in no time!