Chickpea Spinach Balls with Grana Padano Riserva

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Chickpea Spinach Balls with Grana Padano Riserva


. Difficulty: Easy . Serves: 4 people . Preparation time: 1 hour


250 g chickpeas, drained
200 g fresh spinach
1 egg
80 g Grana Padano Riserva
1 garlic clove
1 bunch parsley
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil


Sauté the spinach in a pan with garlic and a little olive oil.
In a bowl, combine the chickpeas, an egg, the cooked spinach, grated Grana Padano Riserva and blend everything together using an immersion hand blender until the mixture is soft.
Add enough  breadcrumbs to achieve a soft consistency; season with salt and pepper.
Form into balls measuring about 3cm in diameter, roll the balls in breadcrumbs and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
Drizzle with olive oil and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Serve hot.