Recipe: Tofu & Walnut Balls
Published: 14 July 2019
From The Barn's forthcoming cookbook
These tasty morsels can be a starter or a main course - and they are vegan too!
1 onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
65g walnuts, crushed
45g rolled oats
120g ground almonds
1 tsp bouillon or 1 vegetable stock cube
2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
Up to 125ml water (depending on moisture content of tofu)
2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
250g block firm tofu
4-6 tbsp sesame seeds
Making this dish
Fry the chopped onions and garlic in olive oil until soft.
Place walnuts in a bowl with rolled oats, ground almonds, bouillon, basil and rosemary.
In a separate bowl, mash the water, tamari and tofu. Add to the other ingredients and mix well until it binds together.
Take small amounts and roll into 3cm balls. Roll them in sesame seeds until well coated.
Place on an oiled baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes at 190oC/gas mark 5. Serve hot or cold as a main course or a starter.
SHAPE ALTERNATIVE: you can make these into sausages rather than spheres!
Pictures by Guy Clarke & John Allen