• 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground fennel
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 cup vanilla Nourish plant-based protein powder



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lay black beans on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes to dry them out. Allow to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in medium skillet. Add garlic and shallots and sauté for 2-3 minutes until tender.  
  3. Add cooked beans, garlic, and shallots to the food processor with the remaining ingredients. Pulse until mix and a dough forms. Don’t completely pureé.
  4. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons worth of mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  5. Refrigerate overnight for best results.
  6. Add additional olive oil to a pan and pan fry until crispy.


Calories 130 (35 from fat)
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat .5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 190mg
Carbohydrate 16g (6g dietary fiber, 1g sugar)
Protein 8g


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