If you are looking for a healthy appetizer these cute little spinach balls fit the bill! They are nutritious and delicious!
6 cups fresh spinach
3 cups boiling water
1/2 cup grated cheese (I like mozzarella or cheddar)
1/4 – 1/2 cup chopped herbs Parsley and cilantro are our favorites. Dill and basil are also really good. Feel free to add your favorite.
1 cup bread crumb or Panko crumbs
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Optional: If you like a little spice add a dash of cayenne or a teaspoon of sriracha sauce.
How to Make Them
Wash the spinach and chop
Put into a glass bowl and cover with boiling water. Let it sit for 3 minutes and pour into a colander to drain. Press out any excess liquid. You should end up with about 2/3 cup of spinach.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl mixing well.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Using your hands or a small cookie scoop to make small balls, maybe about an inch in diameter. If your batter is too wet you can add a little more bread crumbs to make it easier to work with.
Place the balls on a baking sheet. Either oil the pan some or cover with parchment paper.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden colored.
Enjoy warm from the oven or let cool and refrigerate to use throughout the week.
Recipe adapted from recipe on website sweetashoney.co