A healthy and tasty appetizer that’s vegetarian, low carb and gluten-free. It can easily be adjusted to vegan.
- 1 tablespoon avocado or Olive Oil
- 1 12-ounce package of frozen spinach thawed and drained
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds that have been chopped in a food processor or blender
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon dried
- 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 2 eggs, beaten
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- thaw the spinach at room temperature or place it in a microwave to thaw. Once it is thawed out, set it aside
- heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the garlic and onions and cook them until they become translucent – about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the spinach and cook for about 5 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.
- Mix in the nuts, sage, thyme and nutmeg; cook the mixture for a few minutes longer
- Add the parmesan cheese and mix it in well. Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to cool off for a few minutes before adding the eggs.
- Once the mixture is close to room temperature, add the two beaten eggs and stir well.
- Place the mixture in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. This will firm up the mixture which will make it easier to form it into balls.
- Once the spinach mixture has been chilled, use your hands to form the mixture into 3/4 inch balls and arrange them on a parchment-lined sheet, and bake for 30 minutes.
can be used in place of frozen spinach. Here is how: add one pound of fresh spinach into a pan of boiling water, turn off the heat. Once the spinach melts drain it and continue with instructions above.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Spinach Balls, gluten-free spinach balls