I’ve been on a veggie burger kick for a long time now, so I decided to make some veggie meatballs to mix things up a little bit! I know I probably shouldn’t be calling these “meatballs” since they don’t have any meat in them, but I thought veggieballs sounded a little strange!
A while ago, I saw a comment on another blogger’s vegetarian meatball recipe asking why vegetarians needed meatballs. In my mind, when I make things like veggie burgers and these meatless meatballs, I’m not necessarily trying to re-create the flavors or texture of the meat dish it might be based off of, rather my goal is to mix a bunch of delicious ingredients and flavors together and have something I can eat between two pieces of bread!
I know I probably say this with each new veggie burger recipe I post, but I think this one really is my favorite! These vegetarian meatball sliders are packed with brown rice, white beans, kale, feta and kalamata olives, which to me are some of the best flavors in the world.
If you aren’t a fan of olives you can always leave out the kalamatas, but I highly recommend them! People seem to either absolutely love olive or completely despise them. Is it bad that I loaded these with olives knowing full well that my husband can’t stand them?! You can also make them vegan by omitting the feta cheese. Either way, I don’t think you will be disappointed! Not only do these go well as sliders, but you could also add them to some pasta or even enjoy them on their own with a little bit of tomato sauce.