Beanballs & Zucchini Strips #VeganFoodShare

I wasn’t planning to blog this recipe when I made it, but it turned out so good and well liked that I decided to share it with my readers.


2 fresh zucchinis
1 can of black beans
1 Jar of organic marinara sauce
3/4 cup uncooked oats
1 cup vegan bread crumbs
5 tbs Soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil


Slice zucchinis into strips, cook in hot pan with 2 tbs of soy sauce until soft but not mushy. Set aside.
Drain black beans, and mash half in a large bowl, mix in oats, and 2 tbs soy sauce.
Roll into balls, and coat with bread crumbs.
Heat oil and fry bean balls until browned, and a little crisp. I pat mine dry to remove any excess oil.
Warm marinara sauce.

Layer on plate before serving, starting with zucchini.

This recipe is perfect for any weekday dinner. The only thing I will do different the next time is to slice the zucchinis thinner.


  1. I love it when recipes turn out so good that you have to share! This one looks like a winner to me and I don’t think my family would miss the meat at all.

  2. This recipe is nice and simple. I’ve never seen anyone make black beans into meatballs. That’s a very creative way to make a meatball meatless.

  3. robin rue says:

    My sister is a vegan and I know she is always looking for new recipe ideas. She is going to love this yummy recipe.

  4. Oo this looks like a tasty dish. I admit, the beanballs make me wary as I love my meat, but I would give them a try. I’m always up for trying something once.

  5. This sounds like a refreshing change from regular spaghetti. Although I am not a vegetarian I do crave a lot of vegetables and this is a great way to eat them.

  6. What a great recipe for Meatless Monday. I’ve never thought of black beans as meatballs but it makes sense I use chickpeas to make meatless balls all the time.

  7. Making a new recipe that turns out so great is a life saver. Know your family will love it and eat this meal anytime it is fixed.

  8. Sometimes I like to have meatless meals and this would be a delicious meal option. I love that you made balls out of the beans. Those would be goodon pasta too.

  9. This looks like a really good dinner option. Add some bread as a side and it sounds perfect for those busy days.

  10. I have really gotten into zucchini lately and I use it for pasta a LOT. This recipe sounds like it is right up my alley and I would love to try it for myself!!

  11. Our Family World says:

    This looks like a recipe I must try. I am the only one in my family that eats beans so I will make just enough for myself. However, who knows my children and my husband would take a bite and learn to love to eat beans too. Thanks for sharing!

  12. This meal sounds awesome. I’m liking all of the zucchini and I’d be interested to try out the beanballs with lots of different sauces.

  13. I’ve tried black bean burgers but I never would have thought to make them into balls. Great idea. And zucchini is one of my favorite veggies.

  14. This is a very healthy recipe. Love Zucchini and this looks absolutely wholesome and nourishing with the beans and oats.

  15. This looks delicious! I would love to try this on meatless Mondays! Love recipe ideas like this.

  16. I have never tried preparing zucchini this way, it looks and sound delicious. I’m the only one that like zucchini at home but I think if I cook it like that, they might like it.

  17. I like that this recipe is healthy, but also very hearty. This would be a good option to make the bean balls on top of zoodles as well.

  18. Jilly Spellman says:

    I love pasta dishes like this. I can’t wait to try out your recipe.

  19. Melanie says:

    My niece has been telling me about topping veggies with marinara and skipping the pasta. Now I see your zucchini and I’m sold. This sounds so good!

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