Happy Wednesday guys! Today’s recipe is Spinach & Quinoa Bites – vegetarian, healthy and simply delicious!
I finally managed to find the time for this post. It’s been a crazy morning (worst traffic ever, baby’s worst tantrum at the bank) but it all looks better now. Well, apart from the weather actually, but at least it’s not that cold. And let’s be positive and look on the bright side. 🙂 It’ll be hot and sunny very soon or at least that’s what I’d like to believe.
Let’s get to the recipe now…I made these bites last week and at first was a bit concerned whether my kids will eat them but it turned out they loved them. I don’t know if it’s because of the quinoa (they love it) or something else but the green colour was not questioned at all. And believe me, there was lots of spinach. 🙂 Also, I used some Parmesan cheese and no flour at all, which makes these green bites a great gluten free alternative.
Here’s how to make the Spinach & Quinoa Bites
- 200g quinoa, cooked
- 100g spinach, cooked and pureed
- 150g Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 egg
- 2tbsp olive oil
- lime for serving
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Start making small bites/meatballs/patties.
- arrange them on a greased baking tray and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
- Serve with some lime wedge.
Did I mention these are oven-baked? No frying, simply cook them in the oven, so much easier and healthier. I served them with a lime wedge. I don’t know why (probably the matching colours) but I thought it might be tasty. And it worked really well. I added a splash of hot sauce on mine, how could I not. 🙂
The Spinach & Quinoa Bites can be stored in the fridge for a few days so why not make a bigger batch and add them to your salads, sandwiches or just use them as a healthy and filling snack. They are super simple to make, use only a few ingredient but very tasty and satisfying.
I hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes coming soon. xx