Courgette and Halloumi Balls

17 Jun

These are utterly delicious and gorgeous!  Gorgeous I tell you!  They were much better than I had thought they would be and as ever, easy to make and easier to eat!   The herbs really give the courgette balls a great flavour and could be served simply as a side dish with no sauce.   I use coconut flour to help bind the balls because it acts like a piece of kitchen roll and soaks up any moisture, but another low carb flour such as almond flour could be used instead.

I served mine with a marinara sauce but they would be lovely just by themselves, or with a lemon butter over them.   They could be a tasty starter or a lovely lunch with a side salad.  Or a snack when you creep down to the refrigerator late at night….. ;)

INGREDIENTS

2-3 courgettes (zucchini)

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

100g Halloumi cheese, grated

1 egg, beaten

2 tblspns fresh mint, finely chopped

2 tblspns fresh parsely, finely chopped

1 tblspn thyme, finely chopped

1 lemon, finely grated

2-3 tblspns coconut flour

salt and pepper

3 tblspns olive oil

METHOD

  • Grate the courgettes (zucchini) and place in a colander, sprinkle with salt and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Squeeze out all of the water from the grated courgettes and place in a bowl.
  • Add the herbs, halloumi, garlic, egg and lemon zest and mix well.  Season to taste.
  • Add the coconut flour and if the mixture is not firm enough, add some more!
  • Roll the mixture into small balls and chill for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the balls and keep turning them until golden brown on all sides.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Courgette and Halloumi Balls”

  1. emma October 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Hi I have noticed that you dont mention the amount of servings your recipies serve, is tehre a reason why?

    • Divalicious October 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      Hi, not really…people’s portions can vary…they sit between the two and four people. If it is something that people would want, am happy to update.

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