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Sesame cheese croquettes with tomato jam

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Sesame cheese croquettes with tomato jam

Method

For the tomato jam

  • Add half of the tomatoes in a food processor, along with the rest of the ingredients, and process until they are mashed. 
  • Cut the remaining tomatoes into 0.5 cm cubes and set them aside until needed.
  • Add the puree into a saucepan over high heat and, as soon as it comes to a boil, lower the heat and add the tomato cubes. 
  • Keep boiling for 15 minutes, until the jam thickens.
  • Transfer it to a sterilized jar and store it in the refrigerator.

For the cheese croquettes

  • In a food processor add all the ingredients for the croquettes and process until there is a homogenized mixture. Add the mixture into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate it for at least 1 hour, until it is chilled. 
  • With your hands, knead and shape small balls (croquettes), 15 g each.
  • Dredge the croquettes into the flour, then dip them into the egg, the sesame seeds, again into the egg, and then again into the sesame seeds.
  • In a deep frying pan, add seed oil to a depth of 2-4 cm, and heat it until it reaches 170°C (340° F). If the temperature is higher, the croquettes may fall apart.
  • Fry the cheese croquettes until they are nicely golden.
  • Remove from the pan and place them on a plate with paper towels.
  • Serve with the jam and the mint leaves. 
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

538
Calories (kcal)
27 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

23.0
Total Fat (g)
33 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

7.9
Saturated Fat (g)
40 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

66.0
Total Carbs (g)
25 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

53.0
Sugars (g)
59 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

15.0
Protein (g)
30 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.5
Fibre (g)
14 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.1
Sodium (g)
18 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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