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Broccoli “Meat”balls- an Oxymoron

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | January 19th, 2015 | Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian
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broccoli meatballAs I started typing the title of this recipe, I realized it sounds kind of funny to call this appetizer a meatball.  You see, there is no meat in this recipe.  I would say that it is a vegetarian delight, but my rather carnivorous husband enjoyed this dish just as much as I did.  Thus, what we have is a vegetarian appetizer that is bound to please almost everybody, which from here forward I shall call broccoli-balls.

These broccoli-balls have a fairly sturdy consistency, although I don’t know how well they would hold up in a pot of sauce. We ate them as an appetizer (yes, on a Tapas Monday), so they went right from the baking tray to a serving dish.  If you want to serve them with pasta and sauce, I would suggest keeping them separate. Simply garnish your pasta and sauce with as many broccoli-balls as you like.

We also found them to be quite enjoyable on their own.  So, if you’re feeling like trying something new, I’d suggest giving them a try.  You might surprise yourself when you discover you don’t really miss the meat at all.

Broccoli-Balls

Serves 2


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Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
22 min

Total Time
42 min

Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
22 min

Total Time
42 min

Ingredients
  1. 2-1/2 cups broccoli florets
  2. 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  3. 1 egg white
  4. 2 garlic cloves
  5. salt & pepper
  6. 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Steam broccoli until fork tender.
  3. Allow broccoli to cool slightly, then purée in a blender.
  4. Combine puréed broccoli and all remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Form broccoli mixture into balls about the size of a walnut.
  6. Transfer broccoli balls to a baking sheet that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Bake for 22 minutes.
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