Spicy lentil meatballs


  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, chopped
  • ½ jalapeno, de-seeded
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oat flour*
  • Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce


  1. In a food processor, pulse the cooked lentils, scallions, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro & tomato paste together. The consistency should be chunky, not a paste
  2. Remove from the processor and scoop out and into a bowl
  3. Add 1 egg and the oat flour. Using a whisk or large spoon, mix the ingredients together well
  4. Season with salt and cayenne pepper, to taste
  5. Place the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes
  6. Preheat the oven to 375F
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Scoop out 10-12 lentil balls from the bowl with an ice cream scoop or spoon. Use your hands to help mold the balls. Place the balls on parchment paper as you go
  9. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes, then flip them over and bake for another 5 minutes
  10. On the stove, cook these balls in 1 cup of tomato sauce for 5 minutes
  11. Enjoy over pasta, salads, or in a sandwich!


Preparation time: 15 mins, plus refrigerating 

Serves: 4

Nutrition: n/a



If you won’t be eating them all up all at once you can freeze in an airtight container and re-heat in the oven or on the stovetop!