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Cheesy Black Quinoa Bites

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 25
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With these easy, cheesy quinoa bites you can enjoy snacktime and still be healthy!
by: Bev Cooks
Updated Oct 5, 2017
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  • 1 cup uncooked black quinoa (will yield 2 cups cooked)
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped (green parts only)
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon favorite hot sauce


  • 1
    Cook the quinoa in a small pot until they spiral, roughly 15 minutes. Drain and pour into a larger bowl.
  • 2
    To the bowl, add the remaining ingredients, minus the mayonnaise and hot sauce. Mix with your hands until fully combined.
  • 3
    Carefully make little balls with your hands (it will be messy, but really, it will work!) and place on a baking sheet. Slide the sheet into an oven preheated to 350 and bake for 20 minutes.
  • 4
    In the meantime, mix the mayonnaise with the hot sauce in small bowl. Serve cheesy quinoa bites with the dipping sauce!

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More About This Recipe

  • Cheesy Black Quinoa Bites. 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. And, oh! The dipping sauce. 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.
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