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Vegetarian tofu meatballs

Coming back from the kids swimming lessons, I was a bit tired to make supper. Tofu meatballs are quick and good. Whether you’re vegetarian or simply have no ground meat out of the freezer, this can be a quick solution.

When we think about eating tofu, we associate it most of the time to small cubes or slices, made this way, it is a good alternative.

Preparation time: 1 hre 15 min.

Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • 454 g of organic extra firm tofu
  • 4 tbsp. of organic tamari sauce
  • 1/4 cup of coriander
  • 1/4 cup of italian parsley
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. of Chia seeds
  • 2tbsp. of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup of gluten-free bread crumb
  • 1 egg
  • pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 375º.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the tofu to finely chop it until it’s like grain. Finely chop the parsley, the garlic and the coriander.
  3. In a bowl, combine the the tofu, the herbs, the Chia seeds the olive oil and the tamari sauce. let it marinate for an hour.
  4. Add the egg and the bread crumbs. Prepare little meatballs.
  5. Cook them in a non stick pan in a bit of oil over medium heat.
  6. Then put your meatballs on a cookie sheet to finish the cooking in the oven for another 10-15 minutes. You can fully cook them in your pan, but I like the result of this combination.
  7. I served them with an asparagus salad and a celeriac remoulade

Vegetarian tofu meatballs

6 thoughts on “Vegetarian tofu meatballs

  1. Super, super great taste, thank you for the recipe. Too bad it doesn’t stay together. Used flax seeds and water instead of egg, as well as gluten-free bread for the breadcrumbs. Any ideas for next time?


    • The gluten-free breadcrumbs don’t change anything. With the flax seeds mix, I would maybe add some flour to make a kind of paste. I’ll try it next time I make that recipe, and I’ll post the results. It nice to have comments on a recipe.


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