This nourishing recipe is great for the summer with just a little baking required for the Beet Balls.The Zucchini Noodles and Red Pepper Marinara Sauce come together very quickly and the Beet Balls need only a little baking. It’s fresh, very tasty, and so nourishing.
Just sprinkle a little cheezy nutritional yeast on top and boost nutrient values even more of fibre, B 1, B 2. B 12, complete protein and iron.
For the beet balls
- 2 raw beetroots, washed (approx 300g)
- 50g (½ cup) walnuts or almonds
- 1 x 400g tin black beans drained and rinsed
- 30g (½ cup) breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano (I used fresh from my herb garden)
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme (fresh)
- Salt and pepper
- Heat oven to 200C/400F and grease a baking tray with oil.
- Peel the beetroots and slice into chunks. Whiz in a food processor or mini chopper until fine. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
- In a dry frying pan, toast the almonds for a few minutes until lightly golden. Add the almonds to the food processor (no need to clean after the beets) and pulse once or twice until crumbly then add the beans and blend.
- Add the almond bean mixture, bread crumbs, chopped onion, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper to the bowl of beetroot and combine well, you’ll need to use your hands. Squish the mixture well so that it sticks together. Roll into balls and place onto the baking tray.
- Bake the beet balls for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Place the noodles on plate with beet balls and cover with marinara sauce. A good sprinkle of cheesey nutritional yeast.
2 large yellow zucchini spiralized
RAW RED PEPPER MARINARA: Raw and fresh
- 1 lg red bell pepper
- 3/4 cup roma tomatoes
- 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh basil
- about 8 large fresh oregano leaves
- a good sprinkle of fresh rosemary
- salt and pepper to taste
- whatever other spices you may like to add
- Chop up pepper, tomatoes and put in food processor, add sundried tomatoes, basil, oregano, rosemary, salt & pepper
- Pulse until chunky
- Enjoy fresh with this recipe or other favourite recipes. Can freeze to save time.
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