Buffalo Quinoa Bites

This recipe was surprisingly fantastic! Usually we don’t go for a ton of vegetarian dishes but this one is so freaking delicious and has lots of flavour! If you like buffalo sauce I suggest skipping the meat and giving this a try!

Time: 1 hour & 15 min prep + 25 min baking = 1 hour 40 minutes total

Yield: 6 servings

Calories/Serving: ~356 (bites only)

Ingredients:

Quinoa Bites

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 (~439 gram) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce (I used Frank’s)

For Serving

  • Blue cheese dressing or ranch*
  • 4 pieces of naan
  • romaine lettuce
  • shredded carrots
  • celery, chopped
  • cherry tomatoes
  • avocado, sliced

*I don’t like blue cheese so I used Ranch dressing

I got this recipe from Half Baked Harvests cookbook but a similar recipe can be found HERE.

Directions:

  1. Combined first 6 ingredients in food processor.
  2. Using hand, roll mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and bake 20-25 minutes.
  3. Cool slightly and then toss in buffalo sauce.
  4. Assemble with naan, dressing and veggies. Enjoy!

Equipment Required:

  • Food processor
  • Can opener
  • Stove pot
  • Mixing spoons/cups
  • Baking sheet
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Recipe Review:

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – MODERATE

  • Steps: 4
    • Rating: Easy
  • Involvement
    • 1 hour 15 minutes of prep (the extra time is due to cooking the quinoa, if this is prepped ahead of time you can cut down on prep)
    • Rating: Difficult
  • Ingredients & availability
    • 8 – 15 ingredients
    • All ingredients are normal and you can easily find at your local grocery store
    • Rating: Easy – Moderate