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Soy pesto balls and Murphy’s law

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This is the story behind this recipe: as I have told you before we are renovating our house which means trouble, lots of it, noise, dirt, tradesmen coming and going etc! It also means o space, time or mood for cooking and shooting…So a few days ago we had a break and it was the perfect opportunity for me to finally develop a recipe! I was so eager to cook but unfortunately everything went wrong that day: The bulgur I wanted to use was full of bugs, the millet was in the same condition as well and when I finally decided to make soy balls, my oven was out of work! I was so unlucky that day…After 2 days the damage was fixed, so I could finally cook! I forgot to tell you that my blender was out of order as well, so I could not make something raw.

Κεφτεδάκια σόγιας με άρωμα πέστο - Soy pesto balls When our oven was fixed, I rushed into the kitchen, cooked these irresistible beauties, photographed them and literally devoured them with my hubby! Especially when they are still hot, they are so mouthwatering! Let me know how you liked them if you make them. They are a must try, trust me on that! Have a lovely day, friends!
Κεφτεδάκια σόγιας με άρωμα πέστο - Soy pesto balls

Ingredients (yields 12-13 balls):
1 1/2 cups soy mince
1 1/2 cups oats
3/4 cup basil leaves
3 big garlic cloves, minced
4 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
2 Tbsp pine nuts
salt and pepper

Κεφτεδάκια σόγιας με άρωμα πέστο - Soy pesto balls Instructions:
Cook soy mince according package instructions. Squeeze it thoroughly before using it. Place it in a bowl and add oats, garlic, finely chopped basil, nutritional yeast. Knead with your hands. Add olive oil, pine nuts and season with salt and pepper. Knead again. Cover bowl with a plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for 1 hour. Them form dough into balls and lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven at 200C for about 30 minutes or until golden brown turning them halfway through. Enjoy!
Notes: 1. you could sprinkle with sesame/ poppy seeds before baking
2. the perfect accompaniment would be a green salad drizzled with basil garlic scented olive oil.