These tiny and spicy bean balls are the perfect pick-me-up snack when you crave something simple, savory, but energizing. They are filling, cheesy, soft in texture, and very delicious! These little treats also leave a lot of room for creativity since you can decorate them with a number of things from sweet paprika powder to sesame seeds!

Spicy Bean Balls With Kale [Vegan]

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Serves

20

Cooking Time

15

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Ingredients

  • 1 13.5-ounce can of cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • A handful of kale, finely chopped
  • A handful of basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 small green chili pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sweet paprika powder (optional)
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
  • Dried herbs (optional)
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Preparation

  1. Add beans, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, tahini, cayenne, coriander, paprika, chili, garlic, salt, and pepper to a food processor and blend until a sticky dough forms. Add kale and basil, and process just so they are mixed in evenly.
  2. Roll the mix into bite size balls. If you'd like, decorate with paprika powder, sesame seeds or dried herbs.
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