These spinach balls are a great way to use up the last of the baby spinach leaves left over at the end of the week. These not only make a great vegetarian dinner option, they also make for a delicious finger food item at your next party.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "These spinach balls are delicious! Let me just say that I could have easily made a second batch and they would have been demolished as well. I'm going to make some more of these balls to freeze for lunchbox snacks." - Sharree
Contains: Gluten / Dairy / Egg
*Variations: Can be made without Gluten
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 25-30 minutes
Makes approx. 30
Can be frozen
- baby spinach - 60g, leaves
- bread - 6 slices, white, broken up into chunks (*can use GF)
- onion - 1 small, peeled and quartered
- garlic cloves - 2, peeled
- olive oil - 20g
- Parmesan cheese - 100g, grated
- eggs - 3
- butter - 20g, melted
- Lemon dill dip:
- crème fraîche - 150g
- fresh dill - 2 Tbsp, chopped
- salt - pinch
- Preheat oven to 180C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Place spinach (60g) into bowl. Mix Speed 7 / 5 seconds. Remove from bowl and squeeze excess moisture out through a fine muslin cloth.
- Place bread (6 slices) into bowl. No need to clean it out. Mix Speed 8 / 8 seconds. Remove and set aside.
- Add onion (1) and garlic cloves (2) to bowl. Mix Speed 7 / 7 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Add oil (20g). Program 5 minutes / 110C* / Speed 2.
- Add breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese (100g), eggs (3), melted butter (20g) and salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix Speed 3 / 5 seconds.
- Remove the bowl from the base, add the spinach and mix with a spatula to incorporate. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl with a spatula.
- Roll a heaped teaspoon of mixture into a ball. Place onto the tray. Repeat until all the mixture is rolled.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
Lemon dill dip:
- To make the dip, simply add the crème fraîche (150g), dill (2 Tbsp) and salt (pinch) to a small bowl. Mix to combine well.
- Serve spinach balls with dip.
*If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.