vegetarian meatballs with swiss chard, spinach and ricotta, tomato sauce with sage
An original way to prepare vegetarian meat balls, great any time of year!
IngredientsRecipe for 12 tapas
Tomato sauce with sage
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Preparation time: 60 min
Preheat your four at 400 °F
Wash the swiss chard stems and blanch them in salted boiling water. Wilt the spinach in a pot with butter. They cook quite quickly! Transfer both cooked ingredients to a plate or tray lined with paper towel to absorb excess moisture. You can squeeze them with your hands to remove excess moisture if necessary.
Grate the parmesan and pluck the sage leaves.
Finely mince the chives.
- Vegetarian Meatballs
Combine the ricotta, eggs, parmesan, panko, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add the swiss chard and spinach, mix well and set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes covered.
Next, form the meatballs (wet your hands to make it easier). Plan for 2-3 meatballs per person depending on the size you make.
Set aside in the fridge once again covered with plastic wrap.
- Tomato sauce with sage
Cut the tomatoes into large cubes and then pass them in the blender.
In a hot sauce pot with oil, cook down the tomatoes until tender. Add the sugar, lemon zest and sage leaves.
Cook for roughly 20 minutes and then season to taste with salt and pepper.
In a small serving bowl, place the tomato sauce at the bottom and then top with the meatballs. Garnish with chives.
You can serve the sauce warm or cold, depending on the weather outside.