Food shaped like balls is just the best. Okay, that probably doesn’t sound right, if said out loud. HAHA But really, it is! We all love Falafel, right? Most of the time its shaped like balls!
Well, these Veggie-Bean Balls are great on their own, in pasta, or with rice or quinoa. They’re awesome!!
Yields: Approx. 32 Balls
What You Need:
1 1/3 c. black beans, cooked
1/2 c. carrots (1 medium carrot), chopped
1/4 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. mushrooms, sliced
1/2 c. red bell pepper (or any color)
1 c. mixed greens (baby kale, baby spinach, arugula, etc.), chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 clove of garlic
A few dashes of rosemary, basil, and oregano, dried
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line pan with parchment paper. Put all of the ingredients into the food processor. Process until smooth, but not too smooth. You want it to be a little chunky, but sticking together.
When the mixture is at the right consistency, scoop out 1 tbsp, and shape into a ball. Place as many as you make onto the lined pan.
When the oven is preheated, put them in the oven for 10 min. Turn them over, then put them back in another 10 min. Take them out immediately, so they don’t burn.
Serve with: Pasta with Tomato Sauce & Veggies, Quinoa, or rice, and a salad!
Taste great on their own with: Super Easy Homemade Ketchup
Photo: Sven Scheuermeir
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