Black Bean Balls

Black Bean Balls

These black bean balls are packed with protein and fibre to keep you feeling full for hours. The following recipe contains a whopping 16.5 grams of protein and 18 grams of fibre per serving! We've turned skeptics into believers with these nutritional nuggets. Serve on a bed of al dente lentil penne tossed with a simple tomato sauce for the ultimate dinner.

Serves 2


  • 1 Can Black Beans

  • 1 Carrot

  • Scallions

  • 2 tbsp Psyllium Husk

  • 2 tbsp Hemp Seeds

  • 2 tbsp Arrowroot Flour + 2 tbsp Water

  • Garam Masala Spices (Cayenne, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Cardamom, Fennel Seeds, Mace, Pepper)

  • Rapeseed Oil for frying


  1. Mix the arrowroot powder with water and set aside to allow to thicken.

  2. Drain and rinse the beans before throwing them into a large bowl (or food processor).

  3. Finely chop the scallions and grate the carrot into small pieces before adding these to the bowl.

  4. Add all remaining ingredients, including your arrowroot mixture, to your bowl and mash into a dough.

  5. Using your hands, form the mixture into small balls.

  6. Heat rapeseed oil in a frying pan, the bottom of the pan should be covered in oil.

  7. Gently place the bean balls in the frying pan.

  8. Shake them around to cover in oil and fry until the exterior is crisp.

  9. Serve the black bean balls over a bed of penne tossed with the tomato sauce.

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