When I first seen this recipe I didn’t even know that something like this exists! as I like a bit of aubergine I had to make it and it did made me think hmmmmm what else can I make into meatfree balls? hmmmmmm!

This is a really interesting and flavourful dish but something that needs a bit of time to make.


Aubergine meatballs(eggless)
Serves 4
Cook Time
1 hr 28 min
Cook Time
1 hr 28 min
  1. 1 - cubed aubergine
  2. 1 - cubed onion (I used 1/2 onion)
  3. 2 - clove minced garlic (I used 4)
  4. 1 tbsp olive oil (I just put olive oil in and didn't measure)
  5. 1 cup - breadcrumbs
  6. 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (I wasn't sure what this was so didn't add it)
  7. 1 tsp - oregano
  8. 1 tsp garlic powder (I didn't use this I think I used enough garlic!)
  9. Handful of chopped parsley
  10. 1/4 tsp - salt (I used 1/2 - 3/4)
  11. 1 flax egg (Use one tablespoon of ground flax seeds, put them into a bowl with 3 tablespoons of water. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes.)
  12. 1/4 tsp pepper (I used a lot of freshly ground pepper)
  1. 1. In a saucepan add the olive oil and let it heat then add the chopped onions, garlic and aubergine and salt and pepper let it cook until it's soft then leave it to cool.
  2. 2. In a food processor pulse the mixture until it's a puree.
  3. 3. In a big enough bowl to add the mixture back in add the breadcrumbs, flax egg, parsley all the seasoning and then the cooled aubergine mixture, mix together until combined.
  4. 4. Shape the mixture into smalls balls I can't remember how many I made but according to the original recipe there was 9 place them on a baking tray with greased proof paper. Add a drizzle of oil over them.
  5. 5. Bake for 40+ mins on 190°C, they will be brown on the outside but the centre will be soft.
  1. I also added chilli flakes to give it a bit of kick.
  2. You may find the mixture a bit too soft if so add a bit more breadcrumbs to bind it.
  3. I made some tomato tagliatelle to serve it with. This recipe did take a while to make but it was worth it.
Adapted from Glow kitchen
Adapted from Glow kitchen