Salsa Finta & Almond Polpetta

Salsa finta with almond polpetta on a grey plate with a fork and salad

I love the perfect blend of tomato sauce and the ‘meaty’ herb infused polpetta.  When they’re served with a lightly dressed, fresh green leaf salad, it’s the perfect lunch or dinner to leave you feeling light and energised.

As I said, the beauty of this recipe is that you just roll these polpetta and serve them right away, or you can dehydrate them for a couple of hours to warm them through and make them slightly crunchy on the outside.

For the picture, we rolled them in a little ground almond and nutritional yeast, which not only makes them visually more appealing, but also gives them an extra layer of flavour.

Leave me a comment under the recipe and let me know how you like them.

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Salsa Finta & Almond Polpetta

This is a really great little satisfying recipe that doesn't need a dehydrator, but looks really beautiful on the plate, with not too much effort.
Servings4

Nutrition (For one serving)

Calories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 16gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 447mgPotassium: 1759mgFiber: 11gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1345IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 172mgIron: 5mg

Ingredients

Salsa finta

  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomatoes fresh
  • 1 date soft
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 basil leaves large
  • 1/4 cup water

Almond polpetta

  • 1 cup almonds soaked
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 1/4 cup onion

Assembly

  • 2 courgette zucchini, medium-size
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp Celtic sea salt

Instructions

Salsa finta

  • Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

Almond polpetta

  • Grind the almonds to crumbs in a food processor.
  • Add remaining ingredients with an additional of 1/4 cup salsa finta and process again until thoroughly mixed.
  • Form into small balls and optionally dehydrate at 115° F for 6 hours or until they are slightly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Assembly

  • Cut the courgette lengthwise with a mandoline. Lay the strips on top of each other and, using a knife, cut them lengthwise into fettuccine-style strips.
  • Mix the strips with the olive oil and salt in a large bowl and allow to soften for a couple of minutes.
  • Put the desired amount of salsa finta on the plate; I usually like to put it around the centre of the plate, leaving room for the salad in the middle. Then I can place the polpetta on top of the sauce for a simple presentation.

Notes

Take a couple of handfuls of mixed leaves per person (a mix of rocket & chard is great), and mix with strips of courgette (zucchini) pasta. To make enough courgette pasta for 4 people, use the recipe above.
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November 4th, 2007