Vegetarian "meatballs"

By | April 11, 2014


I’m way too tired to be blogging now … the kitchen has just been completely Pesach-ed and my brain is completely asleep. But I’ve been working on this recipe for awhile, and I really wanted to share it in time for Pesach.

Vegetarian meatballs are a great dish to have around if there’ll be any vegetarians at your seder table/yom tov table. You could serve these as an appetizer, just two on a little mound of mashed potatoes, or pass around a big bowl of them as a side or even a main. And if you’re trying to serve something aside from potatoes, try them with zucchini noodles or quinoa, if that’s a Pesach option for you.

In the course of testing this recipe, I tried making meatballs out of sweet potatoes (way too dense) and butternut squash (loved the flavor, but also too heavy). This version, with its base of eggplant, mushrooms, and onions, is light and flavorful — and I know I’m going to keep making them long after Pesach is over.

Chag kasher v’sameach to all of you!


Devorah on April 20, 2014 at 5:30 am.

Hi Tali, exhausted as you were, thank you for posting! At our family’s vegetarian seder these were a delicious addition!

Gut moed and chag sameach!


Tali Simon on April 20, 2014 at 4:44 pm.

Very happy to hear!


judy from Israel on April 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm.

made these w/o flour. used ground walnuts and potato flakes (i put in too many eggs) instead of Matza Meal.
They were good plain, but needed a simple tomato sauce as recommended to be even better…..


Gila on December 16, 2014 at 3:24 am.

Hi Tali, wondering if this tastes eggplant-y or if the eggplant gets hidden? We don’t like the flavor and texture of eggplant, but I’ve been looking for a meatless meatball recipe for a while and wondering if this might work for us.


Tali Simon on December 16, 2014 at 6:08 am.

It’s definitely not overly eggplant-tasting. Hope you enjoy!


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