Full ingredients list:
300g tofu, mashed*
1 onion, very finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 cup ground almonds
2 slices gluten-free grain bread, crumbed
2 tablespoons gluten-free flour
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil or handful fresh basil, plus extra fresh basil, to garnish
oil spray, to grease
*NOTE: Ingredients with an asterisk (*) indicate that although this ingredient is usually gluten-free, it's wise to check the label to beI sure as product ingredients can vary and formulations can change.
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Preheat oven to 200ºC. Combine all ingredients, except oil, in a bowl. Mix well.
Step 2 Shape into 16-20 balls (depending on the size).
Step 3 Spray a non-stick baking dish with oil. Add tofu balls and bake in oven for 15 minutes. Turn tofu balls over and bake for 15 more minutes.
Step 4 To serve, toss tofu balls with rice or gluten-free pasta and tomato sauce. Serve sprinkled with fresh basil.
WINNER: Special diets category
HFG reader recipe competition 2009
Lois McLeay, Auckland
Lois says: "I have served these to non-vegetarians and they have not known there was no meat in these 'meat'-balls. These are a great way to have a 'meatless' meal. They freeze well and I work on four meatballs per person, so doubling the recipe goes a long way."
About this recipe
First published: April 2009