Swedish Milletballs

Swedish Milletballs

Recipe Rating: 3.01223
Serves 6 to 8
Create a meatless alternative to traditional Swedish meatballs with millet and vegetables for your next holiday gathering. Puréed walnuts create a rich and creamy sauce for serving. Try as a main course or with toothpicks for appetizers. Watch our how-to video.
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup millet
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
In a small bowl, combine flaxseed meal and 1/3 cup water; set aside. Roughly chop celery and carrots. Blend in a food processor with garlic, 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast, allspice, nutmeg, salt and black pepper. Process until mixture forms a thick paste.

Heat millet in a large pot over medium heat. Keep a lid on the pot and heat until millet starts to brown and toast, 4 to 5 minutes. Immediately add 1 cup water and the puréed vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat and simmer until millet is tender, about 20 minutes. Uncover and stir in soaked flaxseed meal; cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture is very thick. Remove from heat and let rest until cool enough to handle.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon, portion millet mixture into about 24 balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and firm, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a food processor, process walnuts, tahini, remaining 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast and 3/4 cup water until smooth. When ready to serve, heat walnut sauce in a large skillet over medium heat until hot; add a few tablespoons of water if it is too thick. Gently add milletballs and toss until coated. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 170 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 115mg sodium, 16g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 5g protein.
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