Thursday, January 2, 2014

carrot + tahini balls

If you're a fan of carrots dipped in tahini, these are for you. The natural sweetness of carrots works really well with tahini. I love a carrot stick/tahini dipping session, but if I feel like mixing things up a bit, I make these balls.

It's also a good recipe for kids to help with. They can easily do the rolling into balls and coating in the sesame seeds (why not benefit from a bit of child labour in the kitchen?). And the flavours are pretty simple, so hopefully they'll enjoy eating them too.

  • 2 cups grated carrot (from about 4 medium carrots)
  • ? cup tahini*
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • Sesame seeds for coating


1. Place the carrot, tahini and chia seeds in a food processor and process until well combined. (If you don't have a food processor, you can simply mix in a bowl. The texture of the balls won't be as smooth, but it will still work well).

2. Stir through the almond meal. If the mixture is still overly sticky, add a little more almond meal.

3. Roll the mixture into balls, then coat in sesame seeds. Store them in the fridge.

* I use hulled tahini (unhulled tahini, made from unhulled sesame seeds, has a more bitter flavour).

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