Southwestern Quinoa Bites Recipe

Earlier this year, I made a list of different flavors of quinoa bites I wanted to try to make.  I added them to my “Things to Do This Summer” list.  There were also organization endeavors, craft projects, and major cleaning plans.  Ha.  I haven’t made a lot of progress on that list and I go back to work next week, so I figured it was about time to start!

Southwestern Quinoa Bites Recipe : So Very Blessed - This protein and flavor-packed quinoa bite combines black beans, corn, green chiles, and fresh cilantro to make a healthy southwestern snack or side dish.

And I was hungry and had all of the ingredients on-hand.

Southwestern Quinoa Bites Recipe : So Very Blessed - This protein and flavor-packed quinoa bite combines black beans, corn, green chiles, and fresh cilantro to make a healthy southwestern snack or side dish.

I’m kind of a wimp when it comes to spice and the 1 teaspoon of chili powder (and green chiles) just added a touch of spice in my opinion (though they were more spicy when I ate them as leftovers!), so add more or less depending on your preference!

The salsa was good, but hard to dip the bites in because of the vegetable chunks.  Next time, I’ll make some sort of sour cream sauce instead, but even so…these were really good and very filling.

Since I’m the only one in the house at the moment,  I ate these pre-run for an afternoon snack, post-run for dinner (2.6 mile run last night!), and I took some to our neighbor.

Y’all, go forth and make these, ya hear? Olé!

Or whatever Southwesterners say.

I should know this after living in Arizona for 3 years now.

Southwestern Quinoa Bites Recipe : So Very Blessed - This protein and flavor-packed quinoa bite combines black beans, corn, green chiles, and fresh cilantro to make a healthy southwestern snack or side dish.

Yields 55

Southwestern Quinoa Bites
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (I cook mine in chicken broth)
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup fiesta blend shredded cheese
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all ingredients.
  3. Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each), and press down gently to compact.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Notes

Nutritional Information for 5 bites per My Fitness Pal: Calories - 143, Fat - 3g, Protein - 9g, Carbs - 23g, Protein - 6g, Sugar - 12g

https://soveryblessed.com/2012/07/southwestern-quinoa-bites-recipe.html

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. Ok, I’ve GOT to start making your Quinoa Bites! They all look so tasty and they are so low cal! They would be perfect for me to have on hand even as a snack, I am a snacker and for diets that is no good! hahaha <3 thanks for posting lovely lady!

  2. Thank you! I love the quinoa bites, because they’re so versatile! You can throw any flavor into these babies! I love grabbing a couple to snack on!

  3. These taste great….HOWEVER! They all fell apart when I tried sliding them out of a non-stick pan. Now what? I gently tapped them with a spoon and everything. Should I add more egg to keep them together?

      1. It makes an amazing dip/dressibg for all kinds of great things! We are making these little gems today for supper.

        Thanks so much, Becky! (That’s my mom’s name!)

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