Tofu and walnut balls

Tofu and Walnut Balls

These little protein rich balls of deliciousness are a terrific all rounder. You can have them in a tomato sauce with pasta, as a festive side dish with cranberry sauce or as a picnic treat. As an extra plus, they are so easy to make you’ll be tucking into them before they reach the fridge.



1 block tofu (400g / 14oz) – well-pressed

1 tsp coconut oil

1 onion – finely diced

1 tsp garlic powder

4 slices wholemeal bread

2 cups walnuts – roughly chopped

4 tsp oregano

2 tsps red miso paste

2 tbsp cornflour

Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 180C/360F

Gently fry the diced onion and garlic powder in the coconut oil until the onion is starting to brown.

Drain and crumble the pressed tofu into a blender and add the fried onion, torn up bread slices, chopped walnuts, oregano, miso paste, cornflour and salt and pepper. Blitz until well combined.

Transfer the mixture into a bowl and form it into balls about 2cm/1″ in diameter using your hands. Alternatively, you can make larger patties and flatten them down to resemble mini-burgers. Place them onto a slightly oiled baking tray and bake for 20 minutes at 180C/350F, turning once during cooking. The balls should be golden brown in appearance. Serve with your chosen dish or refrigerate until ready to use.