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Tofu borlotti beans patties

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Compared to my other vegan burger proposals, Tofu borlotti beans patties are even more nutritious. 

This dish is a mix of important plant based proteins. Cooked in the oven and with a crust of toasted white almonds, these healthy balls are a delight to be enjoyed even cold with seasonal salad and/ or eggs free mayonnaise. Crispy outside and soft inside, they are perfect for a summer lunch or a snack on the go. Borlotti are typical Italian beans. Borlotti beans are rich in proteins whose properties increase when combined with cereals. They are a valuable aid in lowering bad cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar.

Tofu borlotti beans patties: Ingredients

Serves 2

A bunch of rocket/aragula

5 fresh oregano leaves

250 g (9 oz) natural organic soft tofu

300 g (11 oz) borlotti beans in glass

Pinch of sea salt

White pepper, to taste

1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp breadcrumbs

2 tbsp, white almonds, toasted and chopped


Tofu borlotti beans patties: Method

  1. Wash and dry the arugula/rocket and oregano, cut into small pieces with your hands.
  2. In a saucepan, blanch the tofu for five minutes, in order to make it more digestible.
  3. In a high-edged bowl, pour the vegetables, tofu, drained beans, salt, pepper, oil and breadcrumbs. Blend with an immersion beater until a compact but creamy mixture is obtained.
  4. Take small portions, form balls and sprinkle them with chopped almonds.
  5. Place the balls in a pan, lined with parchment paper, and bake at 180° (350°/Gas 4).

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic). Italian based food writer, food consultant and magazine contributor. Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared and appears in the most popular International food magazine, as “Gluten-free Heaven”; "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea";" TML" (The Mediterranean lifestyle), among others.