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Walnut 'meatballs' with Black Bean and Sesame Fettuccine recipe

Explore Cuisine really is a smarter way to pasta. It's high protein, high fibre, organic, low carb and gluten-free.

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Explore Cuisine really is a smarter way to pasta. If you want to eat more pasta, but pasta that's high protein, high fibre, lower carbs, organic and gluten-free, this is the way to do it. This delicious recipe combining walnut meatballs with Black Bean and Sesame Fettuccine is perfect for a midweek dinner.

Walnut 'meatballs' with Black Bean and Sesame Fettuccine

A filling and tasty vegetarian main course

Total time15min


  • 1 box Explore Cuisine Black Bean Fettuccine
  • Walnut 'meatballs': 200g walnuts
  • 130g sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp fennel
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram (optional)
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • Fresh basil for garnish


  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.
  2. Add all walnut meatball ingredients to a blender and blend until well combined. Some chunks are OK. Roll mixture into balls, about 20.
  3. Serve pasta and walnut meatballs in bowls.
  4. Garnish with basil.

Recipe Notes

Add a cooked tomato sauce if you like. If you are pressed for time, just add the walnut mixture to the Fettuccine instead of rolling it into balls.

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Comments (12)

  • Indians would love that! Since half of us are vegetarians. This is a great product for us.

      1 year ago
  • Very good.

    There are some walnut planting being trialled in Australia, in the south. There could be more.

      1 year ago
  • I would love to try that. Too complicated for my skillset most probably though.

      1 year ago
  • 3000 hectares, 900,000 walnut trees - the biggest walnut producer in the Southern Hemisphere is in Australia.


      1 year ago
  • I am currently dribbling at the very thought of trying this!😍😍🤤🤤🤤😘XX

      1 year ago
    • Time to get cooking 😍?

        1 year ago
    • If only I could,but I would probably blacken my kitchen!,plus unfortunately,I need new pans,need to raid my bank account.😍🙄😬🤣😘XX

        1 year ago