Cauliflower-Feta Meatballs with Spicy Moroccan Tomato Zucchini Noodles

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Cauliflower-Feta Meatballs with Spicy Moroccan Tomato Zucchini Noodles

Cauliflower-Feta Meatballs with Spicy Moroccan Tomato Zucchini Noodles

It’s supposed to snow today.

Please excuse me while I throw a tantrum Shoshana-style a la the season finale of GIRLS this past Sunday. Like, run around my room trashing everything.

I feel like doing that would be liberating, but I just don’t have enough pent up rage. I’m never angry. Like, never ever. I’m not saying that I run around in a field of daisies twirling my hair and singing with birds on my shoulders, but I’m really a happy person.

I know, barf barf. I think starting Inspiralized has opened up my eyes and made me realize that life’s not worth living if you’re not doing something you love and surrounding yourself with people you love.

Barf, barf.

Cauliflower-Feta Meatballs with Spicy Moroccan Tomato Zucchini Noodles

But today’s not about how I’m a generally happy person. Today’s about cauliflower feta meatballs. These soft, plush meatballs are made with pureed roasted cauliflower and stuffed with salty, creamy feta for a melt-in-your-mouth vegetarian meal.

Who needs meat when you have cauliflower? Cauliflower is a totally versatile vegetable. Think about it – there’s cauliflower crusts, mashed potatoes, steaks, rice, sauces and even breads. What other vegetable can do that?

Maybe avocado. Avocado’s pretty cool.

Cauliflower-Feta Meatballs with Spicy Moroccan Tomato Zucchini Noodles

When you make this recipe (you better!), don’t be alarmed if the meatballs aren’t tough like normal meatballs. They are meant to melt into the sauce once you fork them open. If you’d like them to be firmer, refrigerate them after you bake them and then toss them in a skillet to reheat.

The tomato sauce is spiced up with some Moroccan favorites, such as harissa, cumin and coriander. It’s incredible how flavorful this sauce is, just with a few spices and that hot harissa (red pepper sauce).

Cauliflower-Feta Meatballs with Spicy Moroccan Tomato Zucchini Noodles

If you want to save this recipe for later, make sure you don’t mix the zucchini noodles with the sauce beforehand. Save the sauce separately from the noodles and combine when you’re ready to chow down.

You can find this recipe over at SheKnows.com.

What do you think of the cauliflower-feta meatballs? Are you going to give them a try?

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17 comments

Those noodles look SO good, but that sauce... I die!
Wow, Yes I would definitely try this recipe out. Love the ingredients within, so I'm sure it's a hit.
i have been all about cauliflower lately, these meatballs are calling my name.
Lorna R. says:
I have been hearing a lot about how versatile cauliflower is lately but this is the 1st time i'v encountered cauliflower meatballs! What an ingenius idea! I will definitely give it a try in my next week's menu plan. & oh my, that spicy sauce! It alone is beckoning my taste buds! You hit it out of the park again Ali! Job well done! & by the way, Girls is such a fun show, isn't it!?!! I didnt kno whethr to be happy or sad for Hannah. Maybe both.
Penny says:
No cooking the noodles for this recipe?
Ohhhh anything made with cauliflower has be won over! Cannot wait to make this!
Yay! I hope you like it - let me know how it turns out!
Avani says:
i love feta, but my fiance doesn't - is there an easy sub for it that you would recommend?
You can leave it out and just use parmesan cheese instead to help bind the meatball!
Kendra says:
This recipe is so0o good!!! The sauce is spicy & creamy, and then the crunchy zucchini noodles are perfect! I didn't think i would like the noodles raw but I'm glad I tried it. I couldn't find harissa sauce at whole foods but its pretty simple to make your own. Ive been trying out my new spiralizer and this is my fav recipe so far. Thanks for these recipes I'm a fan :)
So glad you liked this recipe! Thank you for the kind words.
Anonymous says:
My husband and I are vegetarians trying not to carb load just because we don't eat meat. This site has been amazingly helpful and has so many delicious recipes. This is our fourth recipe to try and each has been wonderful!
I'm so happy to hear that!
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

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cauliflower and carrot masala, totally normal meal on thanksgiving eve, right? 😅🥄

tomorrow we’re going to my BIL’s to hang out with Lu’s side of the family, and I’m excited to see everyone (it’s been YEARS!) and have the kids spend time with their cousins, aunts and uncles 🙏🏼

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