Vegan Cauliflower Mushroom Meatballs

Hell yeah here comes the warmer weather with picnics and potlucks in tow. You shouldn't ignore that excited feeling in your tummy just now. It happened when you read the words picnics and potlucks (oops there it is again). I know I'm excited too! Picnic and Potluck Season is basically here. It's time to start planning your potluck strategy because before you know it, you'll be face-to-face with a BBQ or a cookout and maybe even you're hosting it. The question you've got to answer for yourself right now is: are you even prepared? 

If you answered yes, I call bullshit. Ain't no way you're already prepared for potluck season when we barely even got to say Hi to March before she was gone from our lives for forever. Now is not the time, ok? Potluck season is serious business. 

If you said no you're not prepared, first of all thank you for being honest; second, don't worry nobody is prepared but you can get prepared pretty easily. You just need a few trustworthy dishes that are tasty, easy to make, and don't take a lot of time to slap together - because sometimes those potlucks sneak up on you, amiright

These cute lil cauliflower mushroom meatballs satisfy all the emergency potluck dish requirements I listed above and more. They are a cinch to make, taste super light and fresh, and will be the hit of the party. If you're trying to impress the guests (and who isn't?), I've included some more dishes that are destined to be potluck popular - just keep scrolling down to the bottom of this post.  


Cauliflower Mushroom Meatballs 

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 c chopped red onion
4 clove garlic, minced
8oz crimini mushrooms, pulsed into a meat-like texture
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 head of cauliflower, pulsed into a rice-like texture
3/4 c + 2 tbsp almond flour
salt, pepper to taste
  1. Preheat your oven to 425.
  2. In a medium-hot non-stick skillet get your oil hot and your onions softened. Once this goal is accomplished add in meat-like mushrooms, rosemary, and smoked paprika. Swirl the food around in there until the mushrooms start to release their moisture. When that happens, toss in your rice-like cauliflower and push it around until it is heated through.
  3. Remove your caulishroom mixture from the heat and let cool enough to handle. Is it cool enough for you to touch it? Good. Now using 2 tablespoons at a time, add in almond flour until the mixture starts to become sticky and you can form balls in your hands (hahaha) without them falling apart.
  4. Continue to use your tablespoon to form cute lil meatballs. Once they're all formed pop them in your preheated oven for about 30 minutes. 
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