Seitan Meatballs with Mock Tomato Sauce Recipe

For SHA Wellness Clinic
Thursday April 14th, 2022
Healthy nutrition
We tell you step by step how to prepare this healthy and delicious vegetarian dish straight from SHA’s kitchens at home.

Healthy nutrition is one of the main areas that make up the SHA Integrative Method, and it is the first step towards achieving and maintaining an optimal state of health and wellbeing over time. That is why each of our recipes is born from a dialogue between the nutritional consultants, who choose the ingredients for their health benefits, and the kitchen staff, who turn them into haute cuisine dishes capable of conquering even the most demanding palates.

At SHA we always go for the healthiest option. That is why our version of this classic dish, meatballs with tomato sauce, does not include meat or tomato. Red meat is not part of our dietary model because its consumption is associated with different health problems and its production is not sustainable. If you want to know more, Click here

In this recipe, we replace it with seitan, a high-quality vegetable protein made from wheat gluten, which means that people with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance cannot consume it. Seitan is rich in essential amino acids and minerals, contains no cholesterol, saturated fats or sugars, and is easily digested. Because of its texture and taste, it is known as vegan meat.

On the other hand, tomato, although it has some beneficial health properties, can cause an excess of stomach acidity, is difficult to digest and, due to its high folic acid content, can be harmful to kidney function. That is why at SHA we replace it with a mock tomato sauce made with carrot (which cares for digestive, eye and cardiovascular health), beetroot (which helps control blood pressure, improves intestinal transit and strengthens the immune system), celery (which regulates blood sugar levels, reduces both stress and cholesterol, and accelerates the renewal of joints and connective tissue) and onion (which favours digestion and the elimination of toxins).




For the vegetarian meatballs

900 g seitan

400 g dried onion

60 g parsley

40 g garlic

90 g buckwheat flour

Spelt flour

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

For the mock tomato sauce






Umeboshi paste

Tamari soy sauce

For the garnish



Unrefined sea salt

Extra virgin olive oil



Finely chop the dried onion and sauté it in olive oil. Once sautéed, add the chopped seitan, salt and pepper to taste, and sauté for a few more minutes. Add the parsley and buckwheat flour, stir, and remove from the heat. Shape the meatballs, dredge in spelt flour and fry in oil.

Mock tomato sauce

Sauté the carrots, onion, and celery cut into regular pieces, cover with water and simmer for 20 minutes over a low heat. Add the beetroot, umeboshi paste, oregano and tamari, and blend.


Slice the carrots very thinly and sauté in olive oil with the peas.

Serving suggestion: serve a base of mock tomato sauce, place the seitan meatballs on top and garnish with the carrots and peas.


Subscribe to our newsletter

Stay up to date every month with all the latest articles in health, wellness and healthy nutrition
Send this to a friend