This recipe is a globally-inspired upgrade to traditional spinach balls. These vegetarian-friendly delights feature a blend of nutty quinoa, peppery spinach, and aromatic spices. Put them on toothpicks and arrange attractively on a plate. Be sure to serve them with this sweet and savory sauce made with sweet honey, ginger, and orange zest. Smart Recipes, American,Vegetarian Recipes, Vegetables Recipes, Recipes Vegetables American,Vegetarian Spinach Bites With Spicy Orange Sauce Spinach Bites With Spicy Orange Sauce Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT45M Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 Cup Water 0.5 Cup Quinoa 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1 Clove Garlic 3 Cups Baby Spinach 0.25 Teaspoon Dry Mustard 0.75 Cup Chickpea Flour 1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Flax Meal 6 Tablespoons Warm Water 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar 0.5 Large Orange Segments 0.5 Large Orange 2 Tablespoons Raw Honey 0.5 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger Add 1 cup of water to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Stir in quinoa and salt reduce to a simmer, cover tightly and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Drain any excess liquid and set aside. Heat oil, over medium heat. Saute garlic, spinach, and mustard until the spinach is wilted. Stir in the cooked quinoa and mix well. Transfer the mixture to large bowl, and chill in the refrigerator until completly cooled. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the sauce to a saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes with frequent stirring. Whisk the flax meal and water until well combined, and pour over the quinoa and spinach mixture, and mix well. Prepare small balls out of the mixture, and roll into a prepared bowl of chickpea flour until well coated. Transfer the balls to the prepared cookie sheet. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with the ginger & orange sauce and enjoy.

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