[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1472578104113{padding-top: 10px !important;}” bg_type=”no_bg” bg_grad=”background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #E3E3E3));background: -moz-linear-gradient(top,#E3E3E3 0%);background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top,#E3E3E3 0%);background: -o-linear-gradient(top,#E3E3E3 0%);background: -ms-linear-gradient(top,#E3E3E3 0%);background: linear-gradient(top,#E3E3E3 0%);” parallax_style=”vcpb-default” bg_image_repeat=”repeat” bg_image_size=”cover” bg_img_attach=”scroll” parallax_sense=”30″ animation_direction=”left-animation” animation_repeat=”repeat” video_opts=”” viewport_vdo=”off” enable_controls=”off” bg_override=”0″ disable_on_mobile_img_parallax=”off” parallax_content_sense=”30″ fadeout_start_effect=”30″ overlay_pattern_opacity=”80″ overlay_pattern_attachment=”fixed” multi_color_overlay=”” multi_color_overlay_opacity=”60″ seperator_type=”none_seperator” seperator_position=”top_seperator” seperator_shape_size=”40″ seperator_svg_height=”60″ seperator_shape_background=”#ffffff” seperator_shape_border=”none” seperator_shape_border_width=”1″ icon_type=”no_icon” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”none” icon_color_border=”#333333″ icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ img_width=”48″ ult_hide_row_large_screen=”off” ult_hide_row_desktop=”off” ult_hide_row_tablet=”off” ult_hide_row_tablet_small=”off” ult_hide_row_mobile=”off” ult_hide_row_mobile_large=”off”][vc_column][vc_column_text]These spicy meatballs are baked leaving them soft and juicy. Cauliflower transforms itself into a grain free and low-carb “rice” side that when combined with fresh herbs adds a nice lightness to the spiciness of the meatballs. This entire meal comes together in under an hour and requires very little ingredients making it a great option for busy nights!



Serves 3

For the meatballs

500g lean beef mince

2 spring onions, chopped finely

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon coriander

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon salt


For the Herby Cauliflower Rice

1 head of cauliflower

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup mixed fresh herbs (I used a mix of chives, mint and parsley)

Salt and pepper to taste



For the Meatballs:

Preheat your oven to 200°C / 400°F and line or oil a baking tray.

Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large mixing ball and mix until fully combined.

Divide the mince into 24 meatballs (about 1 ½ tablespoons in size) and place them in the baking pan.

Cook for 20-25 minutes until fully cooked through and nicely browned on the outside.


For the Herby Cauliflower Rice

Wash the cauliflower and cut it into small pieces.

Place the pieces into a food processor and blend for about 30 seconds until the cauliflower resembles rice / couscous.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat

Add the cauliflower rice and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. You want the cauliflower to soften and have a few crisp browned pieces in it.

Turn of the heat and add the herbs and salt and pepper to season.

Serve the herby cauliflower rice along with the meatballs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1477918533811{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-right: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #0057a6 !important;}”]Nutritional Per serving:

552 calories

10g net carbs

39g fat

35g protein

 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”mulled_wine” align=”align_center” style=”dotted”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Zissy_Edit2

Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats, a health, fitness and lifestyle brand. A Wits University graduate, she earned a Bcom (Hons) (Cum Laude) in Business Management. She has worked in the health and fitness industry for 4 years and is passionate about the 3 F’s: Food, Fashion, Fitness.





Cookie & Privacy Policy

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. By continuing to use our website, please accept cookie use. To find out more read our cookie policy please click on the "I want to know more" button below.