Quinoa and cauliflower balls

Quinoa and cauliflower balls

The perfect meat-free balls you will ever try:) I promise you. And they are super easy to eat, you can pop them into your mouth whilst reading up on the latest gossip; did Jay Z really cheat on Beyonce with Rachel Roy? IMG_3745

If you are a big meat eater and you want a meat-free idea or if just love the idea of quinoa and cauliflower then you are going to love this post. These quinoa and cauliflower balls are super addictive, once you pop you can’t stop. They will go great with a salad or tossed over pasta with some tomato sauce or even nibbled on their own (my favourite).

With the following ingredients, you will probably make about 50 small balls, depending on how big/small you make them. You can freeze them and use at a later stage or just half the ingredients.

IMG_3730Ingredients:

-1 cauliflower head

-1 cup of quinoa

-2 garlic cloves

-1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano

-1/4tsp of chilli powder

-3/4 cup of breadcrumbs

-1 tbsp of butter/margarine.

Method:

1-Cook your cauliflower in boiling water until soft

2- At the same time cook the quinoa as per packet instruction

3-When cauliflower ready, mix in blender with the garlic cloves, oregano, and chilli powder

IMG_37374-Mix in the quinoa and breadcrumbs with a little butterIMG_3739

IMG_37405-Take the mixture and form small balls. They will be a little soft because of the quinoa. If it is too wet, add some more breadcrumbs or use chickpea flour/almond flour. Heat a small pan with some cooking oil and fry lightly on each side until slightly brown

IMG_37426-Place the balls on a baking sheet and cook for a further 3 minutes until golden brown at 160 degrees Celsius

The result:

IMG_3745I had them with a side of chickpeas, mix vegetables and some leaves. I threw in some sneaky oven baked fries, well more like I stole them from my tots place. But you could eat them with anything really. If you want to use them as meat-free balls in a sauce, I wouldn’t heat them in the sauce as the balls break apart. Make your sauce then just pour over the balls on your plate.

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4 Comments

  1. May 5, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    These sound really good! It’s just the sort of recipe I was on the look out for. This is ideal food for my hubby’s lunch box, and for me and my toddler to snack in the park while enjoying the weather.
    This is going straight onto my pintereste board 🙂
    #brilliantblogposts

    • admin
      May 5, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      It sure is. I made a huge batch and put some in the freezer for another day! they are super delicious and guilt-free

  2. May 9, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Love this recipe! I really need to try making this. It’s good to hear that you can also freeze them!
    #brillblogposts

    • admin
      May 9, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      YUp! they are super tasty. Love it tossed in salads

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