Vegetarian Mexican Meatballs

This simple Vegetarian Meatball dinner recipe packs a fiesta of flavors with avocado, salsa and Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro Lime Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 8 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 4 prepared vegetarian or plant-based meatballs
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1/4 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled


  • Take meatballs south of the border by adding creamy avocado, zesty Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice, and flavorful salsa. With just 5 ingredients and 8 minutes, you could be enjoying a tangy meatball meal with a kick!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In small microwave-safe bowl, toss together meatballs and salsa. Microwave on High for 60 to 90 secs or until heated through.

    Step 3

  • Stir rice into meatball mixture. Top with avocado and feta.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute plant-based cheese for crumbled feta if preferred.

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Mouthwatering Vegetarian Recipes

There’s no excuse to eat boring bland dinners when there are so many Easy Vegetarian Meals in Under 5 Minutes! Eating well doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the kitchen or preparing a bunch of ingredients. We know it’s hard to keep a fridge full of perishable groceries. Luckily, it’s easy to stock up on vegetarian pantry staples.

– Keep different varieties of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice on hand, so you´ll have different flavors to choose from!

Sauces and spices will keep all your dishes tasting delicious!

Pumpkins and sweet potatoes, amongst other root vegetables, can stay in a dark, cool corner for up to 3 months or 2 months respectively. You’ll be ready whenever you’re craving a hearty meatless meal like Power Rice Stuffed Sweet Potato.

– Lentils, chickpeas, and other beans and pulses are a great source of protein and can stay in the cupboards for a long time.

More Meatball Meals

Now that you’ve got the ball rolling, check out some other delicious meatball meals! If you crave meat in your meatballs, keep a bag of frozen meatballs in the freezer and simply pull out the quantity you need on a meal-by-meal basis. That way, in less than 10 minutes, you could be enjoying a balanced dinner without breaking a sweat or breaking the bank.

Mix and match your favorite kitchen staples to make these 4-ingredient Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Meatball Rice. If your fridge is stocked with some fresh ingredients – baby kale, sliced mushrooms, and mozzarella – give this hearty Italian Meatball and Grain Bowl a try.

You could even try your hand at making some Porcupine Meatballs from scratch – it can be both a filling and fulfilling experience! In fact, it’s actually more simple than it seems. But don’t take our word for it, give it a try!

For an easy weeknight meal try our broccoli cheddar rice chicken casserole.


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