Recipe of the Week: Onion Quinoa Bites

I am suddenly finding myself addicted to quinoa, and these onion quiona bites deliver! For whatever reason, my early encounters with quinoa were not positive. However, I have hung in there and have been open to trying various quinoa dishes. I’m glad I did! Turns out, quinoa is supper yummy (I suspect y’all already knew this).

This recipe can be made vegetarian or vegan. You can help yourself out a bit by making the quinoa in advanced. The recipe calls for two cups of cooked quinoa (at least that’s how I read it), but it needs to cool before you can start making them into little patties and bites. If it’s just two people, I could cut it down to one cup of cooked quinoa. We had more than we needed.

You could likely do this recipe up until the point where you toss the bites in the pan. I suspect, but I cannot say for sure, that if you make the bites and keep them covered you could just pick up with cooking them the next day. Note though that when I made this recipe I used the flax seed substitute and not eggs. This suggestion may not be a good one if you use eggs.

And while I’m at it, I appreciated the author’s attention about the flax seed egg substitute. I had never done this before, but it worked out fine. I did have to grind the seeds, but we have a grinder in the house already. These are minor details but important. You don’t want to get caught off guard by something small once you get into this!

The bites are easy to make. It really just requires some hanging out in the kitchen. Hanging out while the quinoa cooks and hanging out while the bites themselves cook in the pan. Mark made a great vegan ranch dressing to dip these in. I will nail him down on the recipe and get it posted soon! These go well with something to dip them in so use your favorite dip.

The bites were enough for me to make a meal from. Mark added a salad. I am not sure how well these would save, but we didn’t have any leftovers!

Eat up!

Eat up!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. LeighAHall (@LeighAHall)
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 11:14:52

    Recipe of the Week: Onion… #bikramyoga #yogaholicsmag


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