Recipe of the Month


Meatball Spiders


  • 1 gluten-free roll
  • coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 600g mince
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • red and green bell peppers, sliced into strips for serving
  • mayonnaise, for serving
  • capers, for serving


  1. Roughly chop the roll and soak in warm water.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan and gently fry the chopped onion and bay leaf until the onion is soft but not browned.
  3. Remove the bay leaf and mix the onion with the squeezed-out-bread roll. Add the mince, egg, mustard, basil and salt & pepper. Mix well.
  4. Using wet hands, form into small meat balls and gently fry on all sides in coconut oil until cooked.
  5. To serve, arrange the meatballs on plates. Attach strips of the peppers to form “spiders legs”; make eyes from dabs of mayonnaise and capers and a mouth from a triangle of bell pepper attached with mayonnaise.

Makes 12         Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Ref: Allergy Sense ~ Faure, Karabus & Megaw ~ Quivertree Publications