Garlicky Spinach Balls
6 Slices (About 7.5 Ounces Total) Sandwich Bread, Slightly Stale or Lightly Toasted
1/4 Cup Toasted Pine Nuts
1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast
1 Head Roasted Garlic
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Cups (About 10 Ounces) Frozen Spinach, Thawed and Drained
1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley
1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree or Leftover Mashed Potatoes
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet.
Roughly tear the bread into smaller pieces and place them in your food processor, along with the pine nuts. Pulse until broken down into a coarse meal. Add in all of the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine, chopping the greens especially well but leaving the mixture with a bit of texture. You don't want a perfectly smooth puree like baby food here.
Scoop out a heaping tablespoon for each portion and use lightly moistened hands to roll them into round balls. Place and your prepared sheet and bake for 30 - 40 minutes, until dark green in color and firm to the touch. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving; enjoy warm or at room temperature.
Makes 24 - 30 Balls
©Hannah Kaminsky http://www.BitterSweetBlog.com