Vegan Spinach Meatballs in Spicy Carrot Sauce is a filling, protein rich and gluten free entree. It’s a medley of the most healthy and delicious blend of ingredients. Very easy to make and satisfying. This dish serves well for any weeknight dinner menu. It’s a delightful recipe. Most of all , its an effort on my part to draw attention of non-vegans as well.
I made the vegan spinach meatballs with a combination of tofu, spinach and almond flour. The meaty flavor of the balls along with being protein rich is extremely desirable. The spicy carrot sauce is definitely a unique combination of ingredients that matches with the theme of my blog. For this I used coconut milk, almond flour and grated carrots along with some seasonings. However, the carrot sauce has a hint of mild sweetness because of the sweet flavor of the carrots. The chewy texture of the sauce was absolutely filling. We enjoyed it with brown rice and a side salad. I also enjoyed the leftover Vegan Spinach Meatballs in Spicy Carrot Sauce over some boiled pasta. It tasted heavenly. Moreover, it was very different from regular vegan meatball recipes.
If you are out to explore some unique vegan entrée then this recipe is definitely a must try. Oil free and gluten free the baked meatballs are super nutritious. Feel free to toast the meatballs in a toaster oven if in a hurry. The carrot sauce being oil free saves on lot of calories. Therefore, this protein rich vegan entrée is nutritious as well as super healthy.
We often emphasize on protein requirements and I totally agree with it. Protein is definitely a big requirement. Most importantly it promotes healthy and strong bones as well as overall well being. However, we sometimes forget that we need other major nutrients as well. For instance –
Spinach – high in folate, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Spinach is extremely nutritious. It fulfills the requirement of much needed iron in us.
Carrots – high in vitamin c and fiber. Carrots are all year round vegetable. They provides us with the much needed vitamin to fight through the flu season.
Almond flour – high in vitamin E it promotes heart health.
Cayenne pepper – boosts metabolism and works as anti – irritant. It boosts immunity. It not only helps fight against headaches and migraine but also promotes weight loss.