Super easy vegetarian ‘meatballs’
By Starts at 60 WritersIn RecipesOn Friday 15th Dec, 2017

Super easy vegetarian ‘meatballs’

These tasty little veggie balls are a great snack, too.

For a quick mid-week snack the whole family will love, these super easy veggie balls are a must-try!

This fantastic recipe includes fresh parsley, coriander, peas and chickpeas, all thrown in together to create a nourishing flavour. 

With festivities in full swing, this recipe makes for the perfect Christmas lunch or dinner companion. 

Drizzled in a sweet Greek yoghurt dressing, it’s so tasty you’ll be coming coming back for seconds. 


  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 garlic gloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill sprigs
  • 500g frozen peas, thawed
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2/3 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Place one cup parsley, one cup coriander, garlic, dill, peas, chickpeas, flour and cumin in food processor. 
  2. Process until mixture is smooth. 
  3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in breadcrumbs. 
  4. Sprinkle over bicarbonate of soda. Season with salt and pepper, stir to combine. 
  5. Heat vegetable oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. 
  6. Roll pea mixture into 3cm balls. 
  7. Shallow-fry, in batches, for two minutes, each side.
  8. Drain on paper towel. 
  9. Combine yogurt and lemon juice in small bowl. 
  10. Drizzle with yogurt sauce and enjoy!
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