Quinoa “Meatballs”

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


Fun, savoury “meatball” style quinoa balls, ready for all your meatball needs! Excellent with spaghetti or with a dipping sauce.



  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (slightly gluggy is fine – in fact, encouraged!)
  • 2 Medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 Medium onion, diced reasonably small
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/21 tablespoon mixed herbs (fresh parsley would be awesome too)
  • 1 pinch each salt and pepper


  1. Mix everything. I’m not kidding – get in there and squeeze the bejesus out of it with your hands until it is thoroughly incorporated and reasonably firm.
  2. Shallow fry in oil over medium-high heat until golden brown all over and heated through.

Keywords: vegetarian meatballs, meatballs made with quinoa, meatless meatballs, quinoa meatballs