Moroccan Bites


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Crunchy, and satisfyingly delicious, these little Moroccan bites are one for the whole family – eat them anytime, with your mplm, an mp meal and the kids will love them as a morning snack!

350g cauliflower florets, stems removed
¾ cup of parsley
1 x(400g) can of butter beans, drained and rinsed thoroughly
100g reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1 large carrot, cut into sticks
freshly cracked black pepper to taste
2 tbls currants
1 tsp Moroccan stir in paste – or ½ tsp ground cumin
pinch of ground chili powder(optional)
coconut oil cooking spray

Seed mix –
2 tbls pepitas
2 tbls sunflower seeds
1 tbls black chia
1 tsp sesame seeds

1. Preheat oven to 190°C/ 375°F. Line a large oven baking tray with a sheet of baking paper. Spray lightly with coconut oil. Set aside.

2. Next place cauliflower, carrot sticks, parsley and beans into a blender/food processor and process until all ingredients are combined.

3. Transfer mixture into a large mixing bowl, add seed mix, a sprinkle of chili powder, currants, season with pepper and crumble feta cheese into the bowl. Stir through well.

4. Using either a tablespoon or ice cream scoop, roll mixture into balls (size of a golf ball) and place onto baking tray. *ensure you place the balls at least 2-3 cm apart to ensure they cook evenly.

5. Spray balls lightly with coconut oil and cook in oven for 25 + minutes or until golden.

6. When done, remove from oven and transfer balls to a cake cooling tray to cool.

Shar suggests: The Moroccan bites can be consumed cold or hot – simply pop 2-3 into the microwave for 10 -15 secs to warm. I also recommend you serve them with a chunky tomato chutney/ relish. Mouth-wateringly delicious.

Makes: 20 quick bite balls           Prep & Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Nutritional Information: (per quick bite ball)
         Calories: 48.2   Protein: 3.4 g  Carbs: 3.7 g   Fat: 2.2g

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