Spinach and Kale Bites
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Serves: 20 bites
 
Spinach and Kale Bites ~ Little vegetable balls loaded with spinach, kale and Parmesan cheese then lightly coated with panko breadcrumbs and baked until crispy and tender. These little bites burst with spinach and Parmesan cheese flavor! The taste of kale is completely hidden in this little appetizer, making them the ideal snack for the picky eaters.
Ingredients
  • 1 small yellow onion- chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 6 ounce package fresh baby spinach (the equivalent to 5 oz. of frozen)
  • 2 cups packed with fresh kale, rinsed
  • 1 large scallion (green onion)
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup panko bread crumbs, plus extra for coating
  • ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash of organic cayenne pepper
  • organic olive oil cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a frying pan, heat and melt butter with olive oil. Add yellow onion and sauté until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add spinach and kale and cook until they wilt, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Place cooked contents into a food processor along with one chopped scallion and pulse for several seconds. Transfer mixture to a medium size mixing bowl.
  4. Add one egg, ⅔ cup of panko bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese. Mix with a spoon until well combined. Add salt and black pepper to taste and a dash of cayenne pepper.
  5. In a second smaller bowl or dish, pour some panko bread crumbs. Take a teaspoon full the spinach and kale mixture into your hand. Make a small ball with your hands (larger than a quarter, smaller than a golf ball).
  6. Gently roll ball into panko bread crumbs to coat evenly.
  7. Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the spinach and kale bites onto baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 35 minutes. Serve warm.
  8. Yields: 20 bites
Recipe by 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz at https://2sistersrecipes.com/spinach-and-kale-bites/