I love foods that are vibrant in colour, not only does this usually mean they are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals they make your meals look more delicious. Beets and red cabbage are two of my favourite veggies because they add a pop of purple which makes any meal look fantastic.
This week I did a grocery store tour with students from Georgian College and one of our grocery shopping tips was to try something new each week. Most of them said they have never had beets or didn’t like them. This chat inspired todays blog post. If you have never tried beets before this is a crowd pleasing recipe that you can make and customize in a buddha bowl or serve up as spaghetti and beet balls over zucchini noodles.
Beet Ball Recipe
1-2 beets (1 large, 2 small)
1 flax egg (3 tbsp ground flax, 1/3 cup water)
¼-½ yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup walnuts (optional)
1 package mushrooms
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili
½ teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1. Preheat oven 350, place sliced mushrooms and walnuts on baking tray and bake 10 minutes.
2. In small bowl make flax egg by adding 3 tablespoons flax into bowl along with 1/3 cup water, let sit for 5-10 minutes.
3. Peel beet and place in food processor, process for 30 seconds. Drain and rinse white kidney beans and add to food processor, along with cooked mushroom and walnut mixture, garlic, onion, nutritional yeast, cumin, chili, coriander, garlic salt (or just salt and pepper season to taste) and flax egg mixture. Mix until well combined.
4. Empty mixture from food processor into large bowl. Add breadcrumbs and mix until well combined.
5. Prepare baking tray with parchment paper. Roll beet mixture into small balls and place on prepared parchment tray.
6. Bake 15 minutes, gently flip and cook an additional 15 minutes.
7. Serve as spaghetti and beet balls, in wrap, or Buddha bowl.
If you are making these in a buddha bowl check out my Buddha Bowl Blog or the Top 5 Bowl Dressing blog for some more inspo and free recipes.
This recipe freezes really well so you can easily double batch and freeze. if you make this recipe please let me know what you think in comments below or tag me in your food pics. I love seeing what everyone is making.
Happy Meal Prep Sunday!