Mediterranean Bean Balls

This one was a complete experiment that resulted in a failed attempt to make a bean spread for crackers.  That’s perfectly ok, though, because I got this lovely recipe from it!  Try it.  Love it.  Tell me what you think!

Note: this recipe uses a food processor.  If one is not available for your use, the recipe can be created by mincing the vegetables/herbs and mashing the beans to reach the desired consistency of the bean balls.

Ingredients

Bean Balls

  • 2 cups navy beans, cooked
  • 1 cup millet, cooked
  • ½ red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1-3 cloves garlic
  • ½ red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. Mediterranean seasoning (coriander, oregano, garlic, onion, paprika, etc.)
  • Rolled oats as needed to reach desired consistency
  • Salt to taste

Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp. tahini
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. For the dressing, mix all ingredients together and set aside
  3. In a food processor, use the S-blade to mince onion, garlic, and bell pepper
  4. Add navy beans, millet, and spices
  5. Pulse until well-blended
  6. If the mixture is not sticky enough to form balls, add oats to reach desired consistency
  7. Form mixture into balls and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes
  9. Serve with dressing on a baked potato (as shown in photo), on tortillas for a wrap, or in your own special way
  10. Enjoy!

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“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.”
-John 10:28-30

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