Prep: 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. Grate carrots. Chop parsley, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic. 3. Drain and rinse beans. Make: 1. Toast walnuts in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Finely chop. 2. Mash beans with a fork or potato masher. Add remaining ingredients (including walnuts) and stir/mash until well combined. 3. If desired, saute until warmed through, about 5-7 minutes.
This is a great protein to bulk up pasta sauces, lasagna, salads or to use on top of baked potatoes. We often combine it with homemade Marinara Sauce - https://www.gatheredtable.com/recipes/222086 You can also turn this into great "meat" balls! Once everything is combined add 1/2 cup of oat flour (oats ground up in a blender or food processor) and 2 tablespoons of flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water, mix thoroughly and form into 1-inch balls. Bake balls at 350 for 30 minutes, flipping half way through.