Mexican black bean and zucchini balls with corn chips
chillie20g20gdriedanchochillies+, finely chopped
1½ cups (325ml) boiling water
4 corn tortillas++, cut into wedges
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sea salt flakes
400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 (150g) zucchini (courgette), grated
¾ cup ( 75g) LSA+++
1 eggwhite cracked black pepper, for sprinkling
1 brown onion, chopped
¼ cup ( 70g) tomato paste
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
400g can black beans, drained and rinsed natural Greek-style (thick) yoghurt, micro (baby) coriander (cilantro)
leaves and lime wedges, to serve Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Place the ancho chilli and boiling water in a large bowl and set aside.
To make the corn chips, place the tortillas on 2 large oven trays lined with non-stick baking paper, lightly brush with half the oil and sprinkle with half the salt. Cook for 10–12 minutes or until crisp.
Place the kidney beans and ground coriander in a food processor and process until smooth. Place in a large bowl. Squeeze excess moisture from the zucchini and add to the bowl with the LSA, eggwhite, pepper and remaining salt. Stir well to combine. Roll heaped tablespoons of the mixture into balls.
Heat the remaining oil in a large heavy based saucepan over medium heat. Cook the zucchini balls for 5 minutes, turning, or until browned. Remove and set aside.
Add the onion to the pan and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add the tomato paste, tomatoes, paprika, ancho chilli and soaking water. Stir to combine and bring to the boil. Add the zucchini balls and cook for 8 minutes. Add the black beans, gently stir through and remove from the heat. Top with the yoghurt, coriander, salt and pepper and serve with the toasted corn chips and lime wedges. SERVES 4.
+ Ancho chillies are dried poblano chillies, which are traditionally used in Mexican cooking. Find them at spice stores or specialty grocery stores, or substitute with any other dried chilli.
Find corn tortillas in health food stores or greengrocers.
LSA is a mixture of ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds. Find it in the health food aisle of the supermarket.