Jalapeno Popper Quinoa Bites
Yields: 24 to 30 bites
  • ¾ cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1½ cups water (or broth)
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup chopped jalapeño peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons ⅓ less fat cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1½ cups Monterey Jack cheese
  1. In a medium sauce pan, cook quinoa according to package directions. Let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooled quinoa, onion, peppers, garlic, eggs, cream cheese and cheese.
  4. Put a heaping tablespoonful of quinoa mixture into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes and then gently remove from pan to cool completely.
Recipe by Alida's Kitchen at https://www.alidaskitchen.com/2014/07/18/jalapeno-popper-quinoa-bites-recipe/