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Try out this vegan Baked Quinoa “Meatball” and Green Salad! The perfect blend of flavors makes this a tantalizingly tasty take on traditional meatballs. Not only will it satisfy your senses, but you’ll also be getting a boost of nutrition from all the fresh vegetables and quinoa. Plus, with its simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this mouthwatering recipe is something that even beginner chefs can master!


Baked Quinoa “Meatball” and Green Salad:


This flavourful, vegan dish is a healthy twist on classic Italian-style comfort food. A medley of ground almonds, green onions, dried cranberries, and herbs adds robust flavors to the delicious quinoa “meatballs”. Baked until golden brown and crispy on the outside, the interior remains light and fluffy within each hand-formed bite.


Layered over a bed of fresh greens, cucumbers, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and radishes, the protein-packed quinoa balls provide both satisfaction and satiety to this nutrient-dense lunch or dinner option. Finished with a bright citrus dressing that is full of antioxidants, this baked quinoa “meatball” and green salad is an utterly delightful culinary creation that will have your taste buds promptly returning for seconds servings!


Vegan Baked Quinoa "Meatball" and Green Salad

Vegan Baked Quinoa “Meatball” and Green Salad


Health Benefits


Health-conscious eaters can benefit from this tasty yet nutrient-rich dish. Baked Quinoa “Meatballs” serve up high levels of protein, fiber, and essential vitamins, thanks to the power of quinoa and other superfoods. Here are some of the ingredients that have multitude of health benefits:



Rich in minerals such as magnesium and iron, quinoa is also packed with antioxidants to help reduce inflammation and improve overall health. Not only high in protein and fiber, quinoa is also naturally gluten-free as well, making it an excellent alternative for those with gluten allergies or sensitivities.


Ground Almonds

Ground almonds offer immense health benefits, which make them an excellent addition to your diet. They are an excellent source of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. On top of that, ground almonds are packed with various minerals that the body needs, including copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.



Rich in dietary fiber, cranberries help facilitate digestion, while simultaneously being quite delicious. Packed full of antioxidants, dried cranberries can boost immune system strength and help protect the body from free radical damage.


Nutritious and Delicious!

Nutritious and Delicious!


Baked Quinoa “Meatball” and Green Salad


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Baked Quinoa "Meatball" and Green Salad

If you love the idea of filling up on delicious and nutritious plant-based meals, this vegan baked quinoa "meatball" and green salad dish is for you! Packed with slow-burning complex carbs, fibrous vegetables and satisfying protein sources, this all-in-one option is perfect for lunch or dinner. Plus it's utterly delicious too - trust us! Read on to find out exactly how we like to prepare our vegan take on a classic Italian favorite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 5 servings
Calories 265 kcal


Let's gather the ingredients!

    Quinoa "Meatballs"

    • 1 cup quinoa cooked
    • ½ cup almonds ground
    • 1 tbsp flax seed
    • pinch kosher salt to taste
    • pinch black pepper to taste
    • 3 sprigs green onion chopped
    • cup cranberries dried
    • 1 bunch parsley chopped
    • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Green Salad

    • 3 cups lettuce romaine or green ice, chopped
    • ½ cup cucumber sliced
    • ½ cup cherry tomato sliced into quarters
    • ¼ bell pepper sliced
    • 4 radish sliced
    • ½ cup citrus dressing or other favorite salad dressing


    Let's Begin!

      Quinoa "Meatballs"

      • Preheat oven to 375°F, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
      • In a large bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa, almonds, flax seed, spring onion, dried cranberries, parsley, and olive oil until all evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper, then mix.
      • Using our hands, form the mixture into 1-2 inch balls, then place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
      • Bake for 25-30 minutes until they look crispy and start to slightly brown.

      Green Salad

      • In a large bowl, toss together the Lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomato, bell pepper, radish and salad dressing.

      Let's assemble and serve!

      • Portion the mixed salad in a salad bowl, then top with the baked quinoa meatballs.
      • Enjoy with family and friends!


      Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 9gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.002gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 532mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1527IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 3mg
      Keyword green salad, meatballs, quinoa
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      These quinoa “meatballs” are the perfect way to enjoy a healthy and delicious vegan meal. The salad is also a great way to add some extra greens to your diet. If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe, this is the perfect meal for you. Thanks for reading!


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