Note: This is a good recipe using leftover quinoa! It makes a great healthy appetizer to bring to a holiday party.
"The simplicity of these balls belies their complex flavors. The pairing of fresh basil and tomato paste here is truly evocative of pizza. These make a great party appetizer or main course alongside a crisp salad."
2 dozen servings
Ingredients for Bites:
2/3 cup (160 ml) quinoa, dry (or about 2 cups cooked and eliminate the broth)
1 1/3 cups (480 ml) vegetable broth or stock (chicken or vegetable work well for this)
1 14 oz. can cooked garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
10-15 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or 2-3 tbsp fresh, chopped)
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) dried oregano (or 1 tbsp fresh, chopped)
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) dried oregano (1 tbsp fresh, chopped)
1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh parsley, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped (about 1 tsp)
1 6 oz. can (167 ml) tomato paste
1/2 tsp salt
It's funny, last year I made Mediterranean Pizza for the 4th of July and this year Pizza bites...seems like a new holiday tradition is starting...
Adapted this recipe from the Candida Diet. The original rolls the batter into balls and bakes them. I made them into little flat "bites," used garbanzo beans, and added a dollop of avocado mayonnaise with carmelized onion.
Adapted from recipe by Ricki Heller from Candida Diet