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Spinach and Sesame Balls

Those who follow me on Instagram, already know the spinach and sesame balls. These we had recently along with a dip made of soy sauce and wasabi, and I got into them right away. The reason for this was certainly also that I just love Japanese food as long as it is vegetarian. And I am especially a fan of wasabi.

I have discovered the recipe in the book Leon: Fast Vegetarian* which was recently published in Germany. Since this book has moved into my household it is for me similiar unputdownable like The Green Kitchen*. Therefore I already have started to prepare a review of this book for the blog. Meaning, very soon you will learn here more about this very inspirational cookbook. And until then, I suggest just to try the spinach and sesame balls, which are very easy to prepare. On the other side they were also eaten up very quickly. Next time I ‘d better make a slightly larger portion. And for sure there will be a next time soon.

Spinach and Sesame Balls | Spinat-Sesam-Bällchen | food-vegetarisch

Spinach and Sesame Balls


  • 350 g spinach
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • salt | pepper
  • 1 tsp wasabi paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  • Cut out the thick ribs from the spinach leaves. Wash the leaves well and let drain.
  • Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil, then blanch the spinach for about 30 seconds in it. Let drain, rinse under cold water and then squeeze out the liquid. Place the spinach in a bowl.
  • Toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium heat until they are brown. Give them to the spinach. Then stir in the miso paste. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Whisk together the wasabi and soy sauce and pour into a small bowl.
  • Roll small balls from the spinach mixture and serve them with cocktail sticks and the sauce for dipping.


gluten free | vegan | vegetarian:
for 12 balls
Adapted from the book "Leon Fast Vegetarian"
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