Did you even think this was possible? IT IS.
Did you even expect these flavors to go together so swimmingly? THEY DO.
Do I think you should eat these within the next 3.5 minutes? I DO.
Do I think your kids might like them? I BET THEY WILL.
Did you think they'd fall apart in the oven with nothing to give them support? THEY DON'T.
Did you think that melty cheese and quinoa could ever have such a glorious marriage? THEY DO.
Do you think I should go darker or just stay blonde for the summer? I'M NOT KIDDING.
Let's dew eeet!
Boil one cup of black quinoa (or any color you prefer!) in a small sauce pan. It will yield right at 2 cups. Then grab some Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, a scallion, flour, cumin, chili powder, a couple of eggs and some garlic salt. And another pinch of regular coarse salt. This is already lookin' so fine.
Toss it all togetha in a big bowl until it's well combined. WARNING, it's a bit messy and will stick to your hands, but this is called fun.
Then you'll just form little balls with your hands. You won't really roll them, as they're pretty soft. So just form them and place them in a row on a baking sheet.
Then seriously, you just bake them for 20 minutes and hey-oh!
Oh! The dipping sauce. Simp to the simp. Mayo + your favorite hot sauce. Done. You can adjust the heat based on what your buds will tolerate. Mine will pretty much tolerate an inferno.
And that's it! They are perfect little nutty Tex-Mex oozy cheesy healthy bites that you can pop and not stop and it's okay.
Oh it is so, so okay.
More Quinoa RecipesBev just ate a few more right this second and DUDES. Get on it. For more musings visit her blog at Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.