These tasty balls are super high in protein and iron – both of which are so important. They contain spinach, riceย flour and almonds, all of which are great sources rich in plant-protein and iron. They are great to add to a meal, have in a wrap with some peppers and onions, or even on their own, dipped in hummus. Easy to make, last a while in the fridge and freezable – perfect.

Chef Barber

INGREDIENTS (roughly 12 balls):

Spinach ball ingredients part 1:

  • 130g spinach leaves
  • 70g pitted kalamata olives
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Spinach ball ingredients part 2:

  • 250g cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cupย rice flour


Preheat your oven to 180C (360F).

Add all ingredients of part 1 into a food processor and blend.

Then transfer the mixture into a large bowl and mix in the ingredients of part 2. Mix together well until you get a nice dough like texture. If it’s too wet add a little bit more flour. Add pepper to taste as well if you like.

Create roughly 12 balls with your hands (it’s a bit messy but fun) and place on a baking tray.

Put into the preheated oven and bake for 20 – 25 min (probably 20 min will do)

Served with a giant baked garlic mushroom, and stir fried vegetables.