Mamma Mia

Meatball and Chickpea Pasta

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WHOLE: Bowl Food for Balance

By Melissa Delport

Published 2018

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I love making meatballs with a tomato sauce. You can serve them as a tapas on a Spanish-themed evening or with a pasta as done in this recipe.



  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove


Make the sauce first. In a large frying pan over medium heat, add the coconut oil and onion and fry for about 5 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic, oregano and cayenne pepper and stir. Add all the tomatoes and the balsamic vinegar.

Fry for 10 minutes, stirring often. If it dries out, add a dash of water. Turn down the heat, pop the lid on and let it simmer for 45 minutes. Check u