'Meatball' Bowl With Broccolini And Garlic Bread Croutons
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Prep time 15hrs
Cook time 30hrs
Serves or Makes: 3 servings

Recipe

For the Garlic Bread Croutons

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/ 4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/ 4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (6 ounce) loaf ciabatta bread, cut into 1" cubes

For the Meatballs and Broccolini

  • 1 (10-ounce) package Crave House Italian-style Plant-Based Meatballs
  • 1 pound broccolini, ends trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

For the Tomato Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

For serving

  • Parmesan cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • Fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.

Make the garlic bread croutons

Method

  • Step 1

    Make the garlic butter. Melt butter in a small pot over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in garlic, parsley, grated Parmesan, salt and black pepper. Stir until well combined.

  • Step 2

    Place cubed ciabatta on a baking sheet and drizzle with garlic butter, tossing until well coated. Set aside.

Make the meatballs and broccolini

Method

  • Step 1

    Place Crave House Italian-style plant-based meatballs on one side of another baking sheet and broccolini on the other side. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place both baking sheets in the oven. After 10 minutes, remove the croutons from the oven. Toss the broccolini and meatballs and continue cooking for another 10 minutes, until broccolini is crisp-tender and meatballs are golden brown.

  • Step 2

    Toss croutons with roasted broccolini and meatballs on one baking sheet and drizzle lemon juice and zest. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

Make the tomato dressing

Method

  • Step 1

    Make the tomato dressing. Combine all ingredients plus 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. If dressing is too thick, thin with 1 additional teaspoon of water until a spoonable consistency is achieved.

To serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Serve meatballs, broccolini and croutons in bowls and drizzle with tomato dressing. Top each bowl with shaved Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.