Sick of quinoa patties, beetroot burgers and the stock-standard mushroom mince? We've come up with something a little different! Get ready to be blown away by these walnut balls!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Serves: 15 balls
Author: Georgia Bellas


  • 2 small white potatoes grated, liquid drained
  • 1 brown onion grated
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 cups walnuts finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 100 g feta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil for drizzling


  • Preheat a fan-forced oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and combine well with your hands.
  • Squeeze the mixture firmly to draw out the liquids and help the mixture come together.
  • Mold into 15 balls, flatten slightly and place on prepared tray.
  • Drizzle with oil and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the oven to grill and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until golden.
  • Allow to cool before transferring to an airtight container to use across recipes.


These will last in the fridge for up to 1 week, or frozen for up to 1 month.
Vegan/dairy-free option: Omit the feta and replace with 2 tablespoons of tahini.
Tricky tip: If you simply want to plate these up alongside a salad, cut 1 lemon in half and add face side down to the tray before cooking. When you are ready to plate up, squeeze over the lemon juice, to serve.

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