Basil Pesto Bombs Recipe

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Ingredients

For Basil Pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup walnuts/pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast/parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 a teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 a teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • pinch of salt

 

 

 

 

For Sweet Potato Shell

  • 400 grams sweet potato
  • 1/2 a tablespoon chia seeds/flax meal
  • 1/2 a teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 a tablespoon apple cider vinegar/lemon juice
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons red chili flakes
  • 1-1/4 cup oat flour (powdered regular oats)
  • salt to taste
  • oil to cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions for Basil Pesto Bombs Recipe

  1. To prepare Basil Pesto Bombs Recipe, to make basi pesto, wash the basil leaves and drain the excess water and dry them by placing them on kitchen towels.
  2. Now place all the ingredients of the basil pesto except olive in a food processor/ blender and blend them coarsely while slowly incorporating oil while blending or adding oil in intervals.
  3. Store this in an air tight container in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  4. Wash, peel and chop the sweet potato and let it steam cook until it is completely soft. Let this cool to room temperature.
  5. In a bowl, add chia seeds and add 1-1/2 tablespoons of water and let it swell for 10-15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

  1. Now in a large mixing bowl add sweet potato and mash it completely add 1 cup of oat flour, chia mixture, apple cider vinegar, oregano, garlic, salt, chili flakes and mix them all together to form a dough.
  2. Let this rest for 15 minutes and check for the stickiness. It should not stick to your hands. If the dough is sticky add the remaining 1/4 cup oat flour and mix well.
  3. Now pinch a lemon sized dough, flatten it and spoon 1 teaspoon of basil pesto into the center and seal all the sides to form a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough mixture.
  4. Cook them on a Pani yaram pan/mini dutch pancake pan by drizzling very little oil on a low to medium heat by flipping in between, to get an even color.
  5. Serve basil pesto bomb recipe with your favorite dip and salad.
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