410g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
410g tin red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 carrot, trimmed, peeled and finely grated
1 small onion, peeled and finely grated
50g sunflower seeds
2 tbsp tahini, drained of any excess oil before measuring
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
1 handful chopped fresh coriander
1 tbsp wheat-free vegetable bouillon powder
Preheat oven to 220°C/Gas 7.
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend for 5-10 seconds, until the mixture is fairly coarse (you can use a hand-held blender). Push the mixture down with a spatula and blend for a further 10 seconds.
Remove the blades from the processor, wet your hands under the cold water tap and shape the mixture into 20 small balls.
Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. Place the balls on the tray and flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.
Bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly coloured. Remove from the oven and allow to rest. Serve with sweet potato wedges and a crunchy raw salad of mangetout, radishes, grated carrot, sliced celery and fennel dressed with a squeeze of lemon juice.