Delicious as an appetizer or lunch, these Mediterranean Quinoa Bites are packed with nutritious ingredients and flavor.
Fry up half a cup of red peppers and half a cup of red onions in a heated skillet coated with extra virgin olive oil. Once tender, mix in a bowl with a cup of quinoa, one cup of chopped baby spinach, half a cup of light feta cheese, one tablespoon of lemon zest, one egg and one tablespoon of light sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Mediterranean Quinoa Bites
Makes 18 bites
1 cup Quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup Red onion, diced
1/2 cup Red pepper, diced
1 cup Baby spinach, chopped
1/2 cup Light feta cheese
1 tbsp Lemon zest
2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Light sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Heat up a skillet and add 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil. Once oil is warm, add peppers and onions. Cook until tender.
- In a bowl, mix quinoa, pepper and onion mixture, spinach, feta cheese, lemon zest, egg and sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form balls using 1 tablespoon of quinoa mixture and place on sheet.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, turing half way trough. Let cool and serve.
Makes 18 bites. Each bite is approximately 35 calories.