Broccoli Quinoa Bites


I used what I had on hand for these but I’m going to try some other variations very soon.  They will definitely be part of Easter brunch this year.

1 cup of cooked quinoa and 1 egg made twelve.  I added another cup of finely chopped cooked broccoli, 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese, chopped parsley and a little chopped tomato for color. Salt and pepper.    Combine everything but egg then stir in beaten egg.   Scoop into mini muffin tins and bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes.

Here’s some other takes on the same idea.

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Mushroom Herb Quinoa Bites





Buffalo Quinoa Bites

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Mexican Quinoa Bites

DSC 0410 Mexican Quinoa Bites


Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Sauté diced onion and garlic in a little olive oil.  Add spinach and cooked quinoa.  Season with salt and pepper.

Cover and bake at 375 for 15 minutes.



Chili with Quinoa

I’ve added a few things to my chili.  This was the first time I used quinoa in chili.  I used one cup of cooked quinoa, next time I’ll use two.  Here’s the result.



  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1 habanero pepper, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 – 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1-2 cups cooked quinoa

Saute onion, celery and carrot in large pot until softened.  Add peppers, garlic and spice.  Cook till peppers soften.  Add tomatoes then 1 can chicken broth plus 1 cup water, beans and corn.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Add cooked quinoa.