CAULIFLOWER QUINOA MEATLESS MEATBALLS IN COCONUT TURMERIC SAUCE

Cauliflower Quinoa Vegetarian Meatless Meatballs in Coconut Turmeric Broth - A succulent vegetarian dinner idea and a great way to try some new spices.
CAULIFLOWER QUINOA MEATLESS MEATBALLS IN COCONUT TURMERIC SAUCE

INGREDIENTS:

  1. For the Meatless Meatballs
  2. 8oz cauliflower rice (about 2 cups, see note)
  3. 1 cup cooked quinoa, cold
  4. 1 cup fresh chopped cilantro or parsley
  5. 1/2 cup flour (you can use any kind here)
  6. 2 eggs, beaten ( see note below for a vegan option)
  7. 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 3/4 tsp Frontier Allspice powder
  10. 1/2 tsp Frontier Organic Ground Vietnamese Cinnamon
  11. 3 tbsp vegetable oil (to pan fry the meatballs)
  12. For the Coconut Turmeric Sauce
  13. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  14. 1 medium onion, sliced thin (about 2 cups)
  15. 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  16. 1″ fresh ginger root, grated ( about 2 tablespoons)
  17. 1/2 tsp Frontier Organic Fair Trade Certified Ground Turmeric Root
  18. 1/4 tsp salt
  19. 1/8 tsp Frontier Cracked Black Pepper
  20. 1/8 tsp Aleppo Pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
  21. 1 cup canned full fat coconut milk
  22. 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  23. 2 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  24. 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine all the meatball ingredients (except the vegetable oil for pan frying) in a large bowl and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes
  2. In the meantime, prepare the sauce. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add onions and cook over medium high heat for 7-8 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and ginger and cook for another 2 minutes. Add turmeric, salt, black and Aleppo pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add coconut milk, lime juice and vegetable broth and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes
  4. Add chopped cilantro, remove from heat and set aside
  5. To prepare the meatballs, heat the vegetable oil in a separate skillet. Working with 1 heaping tablespoon of mixture at a time, form about 22 meatballs. Arrange them in the skillet and cook over medium heat, 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside