Zucchini Meatballs

Serves 4
Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

3 medium zucchini, grated and excess liquid squeezed out
Salt and pepper to taste
2 garlic cloves, grated
¼ cup basil, chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
½ cup parmesan, grated
1 pinch ground black pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ red onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
700g tomato passata

Method

In a large bowl add the zucchini, garlic, basil, egg, panko bread crumbs, half the parmesan, salt and pepper.

 

Mold the mixture into small balls with your hands.


Heat a medium non stick pan with olive oil, add the meatballs and fry on all sides about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Drain the meatballs on paper towel.

 

In the same pan saute onion and garlic for 2 minutes and add passata sauce.

 

Add the zucchini meatballs. Let simmer in sauce for about 3-5 minutes or until the sauce is warmed through.

 

Serve with grated Parmesan.