Lentil Meatballs


  • Medium-sized pot
  • Mixing bowl
  • Food processor
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Small bowl
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons


  • 1 cup dried green or brown lentils rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup quick oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika optional
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste


Cook Lentils:

  • In a medium-sized pot, combine lentils and vegetable broth or water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer.
  • Cook the lentils for about 20-25 minutes or until they are tender but not mushy. Drain any excess liquid.

Prepare Ingredients:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a food processor blend lentils, tomato paste, oatmeal, chopped parsley, minced garlic, chopped onion, curcumin, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.

Form Meatballs:

  • Take a portion of the mixture and roll it into balls, placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.


  • Bake the lentil meatballs in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside.


  • Serve the lentil meatballs on a bed of pasta or grains, or enjoy them in a sandwich. You can also serve them with your favorite salad.