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Quinoa, Almond & Ricotta 'Meatballs' with Zucchini Pasta



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Quinoa, Almond & Ricotta 'Meatballs'

  • 90 g quinoa, rinse thoroughly
  • 375 g ricotta
  • 20 g parsley
  • 20 g basil
  • 125 g almonds
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 2 teaspoon oil, for baking
  • pepper, to taste

Herb Sauce

  • 20 g parsley
  • 20 g basil
  • 40 g sunflower seeds
  • 60 g olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 Lemon Juiced

Zucchini Pasta

  • 2 Zucchinis, medium sized
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    TM 31
  • 9

Recipe's preparation

    Making the Meatballs
  1. Preheat over to 200'C.

    Add almonds and mill 10 seconds, speed 9.  Set aside.

    Place pre-rinsed quinoa in your steam basket, add 500g water and cook 8 minutes, Varoma, speed 1.  Remove basket, rinse quinoa and drain water.  Set aside with almonds.

    Add parsley and basil to TM bowl.  Chop 5 seconds, speed 7.  Scrape down sides.  Add remaining 'meatball' ingredients and mix speed 5, 20 seconds.  

  2. Herb Sauce
  3. Add all the ingredients and blend speed 7, 30 seconds.  You may need to scrape down the sides and do this a couple of times until the sauce is well combined and emulsified. 

  4. Zucchini Pasta
  5. Using your vegetable peeler, peel the zucchini lengthways to make ribbons.  Alternatively you can use a 'zoodle' tool.  If you prefer the zucchini noodles warmed and not raw, boil a litre of water in your TM bowl then turn your TM to open lid position.  Add your zucchini noodles to your steam basket and blanch in the boiling water for 1 minute.  Remove and drain.  


    Place your Zucchini noodles on our serving dish, top with your 'Meatballs' and cover with your herb sauce!


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  • Delicious vegetarian +

    Submitted by jodez5 on 11. April 2014 - 10:50.

    Delicious vegetarian + GF recipe which freezes really well. Just place frozen balls straight into oven to bake at 200deg until lightly browned and cooked through. Serve with sauce - YUM!

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