Nutty Broccoli Appetizers


  • 1 Tb. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 4 mashed garlic cloves
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup bread crumbs - preferably whole wheat
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. each dried oregano and basil
  • Salt and black pepper - to taste
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute (equivalent to 2 eggs)
  • Optional: low-sodium soy or teriyaki sauce - for dip


Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil.

Cook broccoli according to package directions; squeeze out excess water. Cool slightly.

Combine with remaining ingredients. Form into balls 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Place on non-stick pan. Spray balls with olive oil or canola spray.

Bake in preheated 400-degree oven 20-30 minutes, or until brown.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note: You also can spread mixture in a shallow pan, bake and cut into squares.

Recipe Health Review:

How Healthy is the Nutty Broccoli Appetizers Recipe?

Recipe makes: 24 balls.

Healthy eating information for 1 ball(s):

Watchful Nutrition
Calories: 33
Carbohydrates: 3
Total Fat: 2
Saturated Fat: 0
Sodium: 41
Good for You
Fiber: 1
Protein: 2
Weight Watchers
Points: 1