Looking for a romantic and delicious vegetarian dish that will impress your significant other? Look no further than this exquisite recipe for Vegan Lentil Meatballs in Lemon Garlic Sauce. Creamy and tangy, these meatless meatballs are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, perfect for a cozy night in.
- 1 cup cooked lentils
- ½ onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- Salt & pepper to taste
- For the Sauce:
- Juice of one lemon
- Zest of half a lemon
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- Herbs like oregano or basil (optional)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
For the Lentil Meatballs:
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- In a skillet over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until softened.
- In a food processor add cooked lentils, sautéed onions and garlic along with breadcrumbs. Pulse until combined well.
- Roll mixture into small balls about an inch in diameter and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for approximately twenty minutes or until golden brown.
For the Lemon Garlic Sauce:
1.In the same pan that you used to cook lentils,on low heat mix together vegetable broth/water,minced garlic,and optional herbs(STIR WELL)and let it reduce by half.Then remove from heat once done so as not to cause bitterness because of overheating)
2.Add salt,freshly squeezed lemon juice,Freshly grated lemon zest.(Stir Well Again).
3.Pour sauce overcooked vegan lentil meatballs before serving
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Be sure to thoroughly rinse the lentils before cooking to remove any debris.
- If you’re short on time, use canned lentils instead of cooking your own.
- Serve with a side of roasted vegetables or pasta for a complete meal.
Feel free to add herbs like oregano or basil to the sauce for added flavor!
Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe:
Small Skillet /Pan
To sum up: Impress your loved one(s) with these melt-in-your-mouth vegan Lentil Meatballs in Lemon Garlic Sauce, perfect for a cozy night in.
Q: Are these vegetarian recipes difficult to make?
A: No, most of the recipes featured in “Savor Romance with Vegetarian Date Night Delights” are designed to be simple and easy to follow. You don’t need advanced cooking skills or special equipment to create a romantic vegetarian meal at home.
Q: Can I modify the recipes if I have dietary restrictions or preferences?
A: Yes! The beauty of these vegetarian date night delights is that many of them can be customized according to your dietary needs or preferences. For example, you can substitute gluten-free pasta in lieu of traditional wheat-based pasta.
Q: What kind of cuisines are represented in this cookbook?
A: “Savor Romance with Vegetarian Date Night Delights” features a range of vegetarian cuisine from around the world including Mediterranean, Asian-inspired dishes such as stir-fries and curries, and Italian pastas sauces like pestos and tomato-based sauces. Whether you’re craving something spicy or sweet, there’s a recipe in this book that will suit everyone’s tastes.