Vegetarian Mexican Meatballs

This simple vegetarian meatball dinner packs a fiesta of flavors with avocado, salsa and Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice.

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Vegetarian Mexican Meatballs

Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 6 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine 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 in 6 minutes, you could be enjoying a tangy meatball meal with a kick!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a small, microwave-safe bowl, toss together meatballs and salsa. Microwave on HIGH for 60-90 seconds 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.

Recipe Video


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, as well as other root vegetables, stay fresh in a dark, cool corner for a couple of months. Stock up and you’ll be ready whenever you’re craving a hearty, meatless meal like our Power Rice Stuffed Sweet Potato.

– Lentils, chickpeas, and other beans and pulses are a great source of protein and can stay in the cupboard 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 this 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’s 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 Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.


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