Monday, January 23, 2012

Quinoa Bites

I've seen this recipe on Pinterest and have been dying to try it! We don't eat meat (I feel like I say that a lot, but it kind of explains why we eat some strange stuff) and I love quinoa. We just had them for dinner and the kids LOVED them and even asked for seconds. I would call it a success. They are really yummy and pretty easy to throw together. I'll definitely make them again. I did make some changes from the original recipe. It called for carrots instead of peppers, but my kids ate all the carrots. I also doubled the original recipe to accommodate my family. Ok, here is what you need:

*You will need 4c cooked quinoa, so make that first while you are chopping up your other stuff. 1c uncooked quinoa plus 2c water is what you will need for 4c cooked quinoa. Cook according to the package, it's a lot like rice!
*In a big bowl add 2c diced peppers (any kind you want, I used a combo of red and yellow since it is what I had), 4 cloves chopped garlic, 1/2c chopped cilantro, and 1c chopped green onion

*Isn't it pretty?
*Next add in your cooked quinoa, 1c Parmesan cheese, 4 eggs, 1tsp season salt, 1/2tsp pepper, and 4Tbps flour.
*Mix it all together

*Grease a mini muffin tin and place 1Tbsp of the mixture in each cup
*Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until they are nice a golden brown
*We had ours with Thousand Island dressing and applesauce
*My doubled recipe made about 50 bites


  1. those look yum! I'd seen Quinoa the other day & wondered first why was it so expensive & second is it worth it? lol I'm going have to try this, thanks for sharing :)

  2. It is kind of pricey but a little really goes a long way so it lasts a long time!

    1. for some reason it is not letting me post a comment but will let me post a reply??? I am a new follower. I found you on a blog hop. I would love for you to follow me back please. thanks

  3. I really want to make this! The only problem is that my son is allergic to eggs and milk :( do you know what else I could use for a binder?

  4. Hmmmm...not sure! Let me do some research and see what I come up with!

  5. looks and sounds yummy! The individual muffins are a great idea.

  6. I just bought some quinoa the other day and didn't know what to make with it. Now, I think I may try these! Following you from the blog hop.

    Mel S

  7. Looks yummy, we use alot of quinoa! Glad to be a new follower..u can follow me back at

  8. Yum!
    Following via FNFW blog hop. Following you on GFC.

  9. I can't wait to try this. I am trying to make 1 day a week a meatless day. I would like to go more days but I'll take baby steps and see where it goes. So many recipes call for mushrooms as a protein replacement. I'm allergic to mushrooms and fungus foods so that's not an option. I found Quinoa about a year ago, but have yet to find very many "good " recipes.