Gluten Free Lentil Balls or “Meatballs”

Lentil Balls Vegan Meatballs with Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, and Creamy Vegan Dressing

Sometimes you just want a delicious ball of good food.  Normally, falafel fills that need for me. Sometimes I want something a little different, something I could have in a hoagie or on pasta.  That’s where these yummy lentil balls come in. These easy vegan gluten free lentil meatballs are incredible. They are super easy, use only 9 ingredients, and they take less than 30 minutes to make.  Plus, they go to a whole new level with the easy vegan creamy toasted onion sauce!

Lentil Balls / “Meatballs” (Vegan, Gluten Free):

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 medium onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked red lentils
  • 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Herbs de Provence seasoning
  • 1 cup dry gluten free bread crumbs


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  2. Heat a medium sized skillet on medium heat.
  3. Sauté garlic and onion using 1 Tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Blend 1 Tablespoon flaxseeds with 2 1/2 Tablespoons water in a food processor and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add cooked and cooled lentils, sautéed onions and garlic, 1 teaspoon olive oil, nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, and Herbs de Provence seasoning to the food processor and pulse until combined but not puréed.
  6. Using a tablespoon scoop out lentil balls and roll in bread crumbs to coat.
  7. Sauté breaded lentil balls in remaining olive oil for a few minutes on each side until golden brown.
  8. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  9. These are fragile, so be gentle when forming and breading them.

Lentil Balls Vegan Meatballs with Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, and Creamy Vegan Dressing



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