Mushroom & Quinoa Vegan Meatballs with a Rustic Pasta Sauce

  • Servings: 6


1 large brown onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 Tbsp olive or avocado oil

300 g swiss brown mushrooms (about 20), finely diced
1 tsp each dried thyme leaves and dried oregano leaves
1 – 2 tsp sea salt, divided (see note below)
2 Tbsp tomato paste

2 c shredded kale, lightly packed
2 c cooked quinoa – white, red, black or a mixture of all three (see below for cooking notes)
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/4 c chopped parsley
1/4 c finely chopped walnuts, optional
1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
oil, extra for baking