Mini Mozzarella Quinoa Bites


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Mini Mozzarella Quinoa Bites

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Amie Valpone


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup uncooked black rice
  • Gluten-free nonstick baking spray
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Vidalia onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup dairy-free shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1 /3 cup grape tomatoes diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 fresh chives finely chopped, for garnish
  • 2 cups homemade tomato sauce for serving


  • Cook the quinoa and rice according to the package directions. Prepare a standard muffin pan with nonstick baking spray. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa and rice with the eggs, onions, cheese, garlic, basil, tomatoes, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Transfer the mixture to the prepared muffin pan. Using a tablespoon, fill each muffin cup to the top. Using a spatula, press down on the mixture to create a flat surface.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 15 minutes. Using a teaspoon, gently remove the rice and quinoa snacks from the muffin cups.
  • Transfer to a serving platter. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh chives and a side of tomato sauce for dipping.


Nutrition Facts
Mini Mozzarella Quinoa Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 1154mg48%
Potassium 703mg20%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1190IU24%
Vitamin C 12.3mg15%
Calcium 202mg20%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

As seen in Gluten Free & More Magazine Mar/Apr 2013
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