Lemon Cardamom Balls

After a week of lying on the lounge recovering from the flu I was looking for something zesty, something to pick me up, something with some pep. And that something came in the form of zesty lemon cardamom balls.

Balls are the perfect snack. The size is just right – you need more than one bite (because who wants a snack to be over with after just one bite?) But not so many bites that you feel stuffed and guilty after eating it. Balls are just perfect.

Surprisingly, I’m not a huge fan of lemon, but these lemon balls offer something extra. I’m not sure what it is, but the flavour is just spot on. The dates provide a sweetness and the lemon zest gives them a tart flavour that gets you to squint just a little. Cardamom is well known as an aromatic spice, often used in Indian curries and chai but just a little spoonful in this recipe gives these balls a distinctive flavour.

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Lemon cardamom balls - lemony, zesty, peppy - the perfect bite sized pick me up. 10 mins to blend everything together and roll in coconut.
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Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 15 mins
Servings
balls
Ingredients
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 15 mins
Servings
balls
Ingredients
Lemon cardamom balls - lemony, zesty, peppy - the perfect bite sized pick me up. 10 mins to blend everything together and roll in coconut.
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Instructions
  1. Place the cashews in a food processor and process until crumbly but still with visible cashew pieces.
  2. Remove from the food processor and set aside.
  3. Add dates, coconut, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and salt to the processor. Process until combined.
  4. Add cashews and cardamom and mix until combined.
  5. Take out spoonfuls and roll into balls.
  6. Combine extra coconut and zest of lemon. Roll balls until evenly coated.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
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