Quinoa and Tofu Balls

Happy Sunday Everyone!

As promised this week I have a very simple but tasty and incredibly filling recipe that you can whiz up quickly after a long day at work, or serve at a dinner party for your friends.  What I’m saying is that its versatile, you can dress it up or down.

You may be thinking tofu and quinoa thats a weird combination to put in a ball.  Well I wanted to make something that had a cream cheese taste and texture in the middle with a crispy outside.  This is how tofu comes into play.  When mixed with the quinoa and spices it gives a cream cheese texture and taste.  Also probably good to mention that these balls are PACKED with protein.  Quinoa and Tofu and known in the plant world as containing a lot of protein.  These are a great thing to make if your trying to go meat free or your just starting your plant based lifestyle, as they are super filling and dense.  I love to serve these on either a bed of lettuce for a salad or even in a wrap, get creative!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 mug of cooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 250g tofu
  • splash of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Sweet chilli sauce to serve with (optional)

Method:

The method, like a lot of my recipes, is super simple.  Place half the quinoa with ALL other ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse till smooth.  You don’t want to blend too much and turn it into  paste but you want it smooth.  Place this mixture in a bowl and add your quinoa.  Mould this gooey goodness into small balls and roll in flour before frying for around 4 mins each side.  You are looking for a golden brown and crispy edge to them.   At this stage I love to pour sweet chilli sauce all over them.

 
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Thats it!  Its that easy but insanely delicious.  Packed with plant protein and fibre to really fuel your body the right way.

I hope you all enjoyed this recipe, looking forward to hearing how yours turned out!

Love Georgie xx

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