Best Spinach & Artichoke Balls

Need an appetizer that’s quick and delicious? Try these vegan spinach and artichoke balls at your next party (or for yourself tomorrow night). They are low prep and high success! They make a great passed hors d’oeuvres plain or a plated appetizer with marinara dipping sauce. This is also a delicious addition to your brunch menu!

I have been on a quest to recreate the comforting flavor of the spinach balls of my past… The crunch on the outside, the gooey inside… But I was trying to do it without the cheese, the oil and the butter. The results are delicious! I know because I ate the entire last batch myself with all intentions of saving some for my napping kids. They woke up to PB&J… and a very happy mama:) Try it out and let me know what you think!!

 

Spinach & Artichoke Balls

 

Fastest Most Versatile (oil-free) Pesto Ever

Once stored in my freezer, this pesto gets all the mom-love my former self would have given a box of Macaroni and Cheese. Let’s be honest, at least once a week you need to feed someone (maybe yourself) quickly. The best part of solving that problem with this pesto is that in addition to it being quick and easy, it also happens to be incredibly nutritious!

I love pesto. And most other things you can pour over pasta. This recipe though, has saved me more times than I can count, from being ill prepared for meal time… or for company… or for starving kids… or for my most hangry self. It should probably be called Last Minute Annie’s Pesto. Once stored in my freezer, this pesto gets all the mom-love my former self would have given a box of Macaroni and Cheese. Let’s be honest, at least once a week you need to feed someone (maybe yourself) quickly. The best part of solving that problem with this pesto is that in addition to it being quick and easy, it also happens to be incredibly nutritious! Leafy greens? Yup. Healthy Fats? Yup! And if you’re searching for foods to give picky eaters, jazz this up with a name like “Green Monstah Pasta” or “Slime Covered Elbows” and watch your kids devour it! This pesto also makes an amazing spread. When I make an hors d’oeuvre board, the ramekin of this gets refilled before the hummus and the salsa. Someone always asks for the recipe.

Spinach Pesto