If you are looking for a healthy appetizer these cute little spinach balls fit the bill! They are nutritious and delicious!
in general are power houses of antioxidants and spinach is one of the milder of these greens, tending to be a favorite of most people. Enjoy it while it is in season!
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