When I was younger, the only way I’d eat spinach was if it was mixed into a batter and deep-fried into oblivion.
It was crispy, oily, and didn’t taste green at all, but at least I was eating spinach!
These remind me of those, though with much muuuch less oil, and a lot more greens. They’re actually super easy to make, and even easier to eat. Who doesn’t love finger food!?
Whenever someone comes over for dinner, I’ll usually serve something along the side of cut-up veggies and dips as nibbles. It’s easy, and I love it, but I did want to change things up a bit, ya know?
I honestly made these without much intention, it was just something simple and quick, and it turns out Matt absolutely loved them! It’s an easy way to eat some greens, and I’m always up for anything that gets people eating greens.
Pre-heat your oven to 175ºC/350ºF and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Chop your broccoli into smaller pieces and add to a food processor along with the spinach, coriander, and garlic. Pulse until the broken down and finely chopped, but not ground. Transfer into a bowl.
In the same food processor, add the drained cannellini beans and the tahini and pulse until it becomes smooth - almost like hummus. Transfer to the bowl with the broccoli and mix in the remaining ingredients.
Lightly wet your hands to roll about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into balls, placing them on the baking tray.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until they are golden brown and cooked through. Once they’re done, you can quickly pan fry them in a bit of coconut oil to make them even crispier, though that's optional.
To make the avocado dip, scoop the flesh from your avocado into a blender with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Serve with the avocado tahini dip.
NUT-FREE: Use a nut-free flour instead, like buckwheat.
STORAGE: I wouldn’t recommend keeping the dip for too long in the fridge because of the avocado. If you do want to, tightly cover with some cling film before so it doesn’t brown too much.
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Hi, I'm Teffy, a qualified Nutritionist and avid foodie. This blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods, with not a diet in sight. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun - Working with my clients they are constantly amazed that yes, food can taste great AND be good for you!