Quinoa Italian Bites

Sun, Sep 1, 2013

Healthy

Yes, as I told you all, I have another Italian recipe for you this week. Sorry for the Italian over-kill, but it’s what  I was cravin’, so it’s what I was makin’. Anyone else feel like they were in the mood for Italian in particular this week? No these aren’t crazy cravings like I am pregnant, they are just cravings. Don’t get any ideas! Although Vikram and I are coming up on our first wedding anniversary on September 17, 2012. I was asked what we were doing and honestly, I don’t think Joe has any tricks up his sleeve. I really don’t get that feeling. We shall see, maybe it will be a relaxing weekend at home and I’m ok with that, too! Back to the Quinoa Italian Bites, these little babies really stayed together when being baked. I was uber happy about this and think the 2 eggs in the recipe really helped with that…

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These Quinoa Italian Bites were supposed to taste like pizza but overall just reminded Joe and me of a mini Italian meatball. These would be perfect for taking to a party and putting a toothpick in them. They were perfect alongside some grilled veggies and a salad. They would be perfect when you have 30 minutes and need to make something stay like I did before running out the door to take Luna (our rescue pup) to the bentleigh vet. That’s all these little diddies took – 30 minutes.

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Quinoa Italian Bites

Serving size: 12 mini bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red quinoa, cooked
  • 2 Tbsp chopped scallions (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal (if you don’t have on hand, use another 1/4 cup bread crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp fresh julienned basil (could use dry but reduce to 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder & oregano
  • tomato sauce, parmesan cheese – as toppings

Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except tomato sauce and parmesan cheese topping.
  2. Grease 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray and preheat oven to 35oF.
  3. With melon scooper, create 12 mini bites and place in greased tin.
  4. Bake 15 minutes or until crisp.
  5. Serve with tomato sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  6. ENJOY!

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9 Responses to “Quinoa Italian Bites”

  1. m.arvin.kb.ertrand@gmail.com Says:

    OMG soooo yum!

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  2. Ceale Abrams Says:

    Absolutely LOVE this recipe.

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  3. Riley Says:

    YUMMMMMM!!!

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  4. erfzarlen@hotmail.com Says:

    all I can say is yum yum yum!

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  5. liaaimerur@sina.com Says:

    hells yeah you did!

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  6. lunaddles@sina.com Says:

    looks soooo good

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  7. gracie Says:

    yumooooooo!!!

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  8. james Says:

    Making this tonight!

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  9. eymymi@sina.com Says:

    Love it, Want it!

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