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Baked Carrot Halloumi Balls with Ras el Hanout and Salsa Verde

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© 2020 |

© 2020 |

These delicious carrot halloumi balls are great for snacking or as an appetizer. I find they taste the best served warm with a fresh homemade salsa verde over a bed of seasonal salad. Another way to serve them is pair them with zoodles tossed with pesto for a healthy low carb dinner.
Ras el hanout means “the head of the shop” in Arabic. It’s a mix of the the best spices that the spice seller has. If you can't find it, then I would recommend using a simplified mix of 1 part of cumin, 1/2 part of each coriander, ginger and paprika or cayenne powder. My another two favourite alternatives are baharat and garam masala because they both share many common ingredients.

Salsa Verde
  • 2 Large carrots, coarsely grated
  • 200 Halloumi, coarsely grated
  • 10 g Chives, finely chopped
  • 10 g parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp Ras el Hanout
  • 4 tbsp Whole spelt flour
  • 1 Large egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil for baking
  • Salad leaves to serve
  • Chilli pepper, cut into rings for garnishing
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 30 g Fresh herbs, finely chopped (I used parsley, chives and basil)
  • 1 tbsp Capers, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 100 ml Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Line a baking tray with a piece of aluminum foil coated with some olive oil.
  2. Place all the ingredients for the salsa verde in a bowl. Stir to combine and chill until ready to use.
  3. Put the grated carrot and halloumi, along with the herbs, ras el hanout, spelt flour and egg into a mixing bowl and season well with black pepper and just a little salt.
  4. Work the mixture with your hands to combine it well, then take roughly 1 tbsp of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture. You will have 18 balls.
  5. Place the prepared carrot balls into the prepared pan. Spray or brush them with olive oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Serve with salad and salsa verde or your favourite sauce. | © 2020 |

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Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 27/10/20 11:56

these sound delicious I have never heard of some of these ingredients and off to look them up~:)

Quiet and Sun by Alexa 27/10/20 14:10

They look so delicious! I was aways curious what you can do with that cheese.

foodtravelandwine 27/10/20 14:16

WOW!....I need to try this recipe! sounds delicious!....I'm hungry!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

The Exclusive Beauty Diary 27/10/20 16:16

This balls look so delicious. I like your presentation and photos.

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gluten Free A_Z Blog 27/10/20 16:40

Funny, we both posted Middle Eastern this week. I was not familiar with Raw el Hanout but I love learning about new food ideas. These balls sound wonderful. Thanks Angie.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 27/10/20 17:38

Love the sound of these carrot and cheese balls! And the presentation is stunning (as always!).

Paola Pepe 27/10/20 18:05

Sono davvero deliziose! mettono appetito! bravissima!

Victoria 27/10/20 18:46

What a delicious dish! Thank you very much for the detailed recipe)

Debra Eliotseats 27/10/20 21:53

I cannot imagine how delicious this is!

mjskit 28/10/20 00:00

Just the title is a mouthful. :) I'm sure the carrot Halloumi balls are a delicious mouthful. I can't believe you were able to pack so much goodness into a bit. They look quite delicious!

Evi Erlinda 28/10/20 01:49

The balls look great for snacking!
The salsa verde looks very yummy dipping with the fresh herbal!

Jeff the Chef 28/10/20 04:40

I can't even omagine how this tastes! Marvelous, no doubt.

Nancy Chan 28/10/20 05:06

These carrot balls look delicious. If only I could taste it. Lol!

Kasia J. 28/10/20 08:50

Wygląda bardzo apetycznie:)

Agata 28/10/20 13:00

Thats looks so tasty ! have a nice day :)

Kitchen Riffs 28/10/20 14:27

A really fun dish! So creative. And tasty, which of course is the main thing. :-) Thanks!

Balvinder 28/10/20 15:46

These carrot and halloumi balls sound wonderful!

Sammie 28/10/20 16:54

What an interesting concoction! Would have never thought to pair these together but it looks so delicious!

Pam 28/10/20 19:14

I want this for lunch!!! YUM.

tigerfish 28/10/20 22:10

Look like meatballs but deliciously vegetarian

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 29/10/20 00:25

I love halloumi, so these bite-sized beauties are calling my name!! They look and sound wonderful! Perfect appetizer for holiday parties or just for snacking!!

Lauren - 29/10/20 02:08

So interesting! I never knew what Ras el hanout was or meant. These look delicious! I see them as a really tasty appetizer or even a main dish! Thank you so much for sharing such an incredible creation!

savorthebest 29/10/20 03:27

These sound delicious and they are such a stunning presentation

Izaa 29/10/20 07:15

looking at this photo, I got hungry

Fran @ Gday Souffle 29/10/20 16:05

This combo sounds great! Baking the meatballs in the oven helps to preserve their shape (mine always go flat if I fry them on the stove top)!

Julie 29/10/20 17:09

Loved that these cute balls are baked, perfect appetizer !!

Tisa Jacob 31/10/20 17:49

This looks so good, especially for a holiday platter.

Valentina 2/11/20 09:04

I just used Halloumi the other night. I sliced and fried it for a salad. I've never thought to grate it and combine it with other ingredients until reading this recipe. My family loves the cheese so I will try this for sure. Beautiful. :-) ~Valentina

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/11/20 16:41

What beautiful photos, Angie! Your presentation makes everything look so inviting. I'd love to try this beautiful appetizer.

Raymund 3/11/20 19:12

That halloumi in those meatballs would give it a nice saltiness and interesting texture, I love that cheese, in fact, it is my favourite cheese. Got to try this recipe

Noob Cook 19/11/20 15:05

Can't say no to a vegan "meat" ball! Looks super delish.


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