Summer quinoa bites Recipe is not tested
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created: 2014/01/09 changed: 2016/10/21

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Summer quinoa bites

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Quinoa
  • 100 g quinoa
  • 800 g water
Bites
  • Butter, softened for greasing muffin tin
  • 100 g mozzarella, torn into chunks, plus extra for topping
  • 80 g Semi-dried tomatoes, plus extra for topping
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil, leaves only (approx 15g)
  • 2 stems spring onion, washed, tailed and cut into halves
  • 1 pinch salt flakes
  • 100 g spelt flour (make this yourself by giving spelt grains a good blitz at speed 10 in Thermomix, then transferring to a bowl)
  • 1 egg
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Recipe's preparation

    Quinoa
  1. Soak the quinoa overnight in a bowl with enough water to cover the seeds. When ready to cook, drain the excess water and rinse thoroughly.

  2. Place water into the mixing bowl, insert simmering basket with strained quinoa and cook 15 min/Varoma/speed 2.

  3. Set quinoa aside in simmering basket until ready to combine with the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Bites
  5. Preheat oven to 200˚C. Grease muffin tin with butter and set aside.

  6. Place mozzarella, semi-dried tomatoes, basil, spring onion and salt flakes into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 5.

  7. Add cooked quinoa, spelt flour and whole egg and combine 10 sec/Reverse/speed 4.

  8. Using spatula to assist, scoop a heaped tablespoon of mixture into each cup of your greased muffin tin and pat down gently to form patties. Top with a little leftover mozzarella and/or semi-dried tomato.

     

    Bake for 15 minutes (200˚C) or until golden brown.

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Tip

These bites are full of summer flavours the kids love love – cheese, tomatoes and zingy basil… Practically a pizza! As for what you’ll love? This recipe is packed full of protein-rich quinoa. Though seriously delicious straight out of the oven, these also taste great cold, so make awesome recess treats – especially when teamed with a couple of conveniently placed cherry tomatoes and some vegie sticks. 

 

It’s always best to start this recipe the night before so that the quinoa has enough time to sprout. This means a better texture and a more nutritious end result. If you’re low on time, rinse the seeds well in cold water, then skip straight to step 2 and give the quinoa an extra 10 minutes when steaming in step 3.

 

These bites can also be fried (hellloooo crispy coating) but the hot oil has a tendency to spit, which means junior-chefs will require the assistance of a guardian or parent. 


This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • Yum yum yum!  I used gf flour
    Submitted by Nadsdf on 23. October 2016 - 19:58.

    Yum yum yum!  I used gf flour and they turned out great, think I'll add pineapple next time to see how that taste. Thanks for your recipe

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  • I just made these with feta
    Submitted by Gordy00 on 26. January 2016 - 10:15.

    I just made these with feta and spinach instead of tomatoes and they are delicious! i also added a teaspoon of vege paste instead of salt  tmrc_emoticons.) thanks for sharing!!!

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  • Great recipe- I cooked them
    Submitted by Jodie42 on 21. January 2016 - 20:09.

    Great recipe- I cooked them for a snack for tomorrow, but I've eaten most of them for dinner. Can't wait to add chorizo and different combinations for my hubby. Very versatile recipe

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  • Great recipe....thanks for
    Submitted by meganzig on 14. June 2015 - 19:51.

    Great recipe....thanks for sharing! Plan to try with other ingredients after reading other comments. I love it when those who don't like quinoa devour them!

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  • This is a great, versatile
    Submitted by IzzyD on 1. May 2015 - 10:36.

    This is a great, versatile recipe. I make these often with whatever I have available. Today I used pepper jack cheese and bacon. Thank you for sharing.

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  • These were so tasty and made
    Submitted by Nessieb on 4. April 2015 - 16:22.

    These were so tasty and made great lunches for work

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  • These were great. I froze
    Submitted by Philstad on 27. February 2015 - 13:59.

    These were great. I froze some leftover and had them for snacks. Dont think it needed the sundried tomato on top. I will definately make them again.

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  • I just made these! I added
    Submitted by robyn.morro3 on 15. February 2015 - 14:18.

    I just made these! I added about 100g of shaved ham and about a teaspoon of thyme leaves. Absolutely delicious!!!

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  • I have thoroughly enjoyed
    Submitted by kmdlharvey on 7. February 2015 - 10:41.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed snacking on these this week. Great flavour. 

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  • Yummy!  Next time I will add
    Submitted by LeighHugo on 4. February 2015 - 13:07.

    Yummy!  Next time I will add bacon or ham.

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  • great recipie. made it with
    Submitted by poppyb on 4. February 2015 - 13:03.

    great recipie. made it with buckwheat instead of spelt and added ham. delic

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  • Made these yesterday.  Very
    Submitted by sunshinetherapies on 24. January 2015 - 15:19.

    Made these yesterday.  Very more-ish... Really had to stop myself eating too many.  Definitely delicious... They will be on my regular go to finger food list!  Thank you! tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Very tasty! Made these for my
    Submitted by rsclark82 on 23. January 2015 - 19:28.

    Very tasty! Made these for my 7yo for school lunches as she is very fussy and she gave them the thumbs up (and so did hubby)! Win win! 

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  • I made 2 batches. The first
    Submitted by Ros Netherton on 14. January 2015 - 15:08.

    I made 2 batches. The first one I followed the recipe to make sure i knew what they should taste and look like. The second batch I altered slightly by trying to make them Gluten free. I didn't have any gluten free flour but I had some brown rice so 100g for 10 seconds on speed 10 made short work of my problem (and it worked) I also added parmasan cheese (50g) to this batch to give it a bit more flavour and they turned out great. Excellent recipe - thanks for sharing.

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  • oops! I mean as Bee said!
    Submitted by Alice Zaslavsky on 11. January 2015 - 12:43.

    oops! I mean as Bee said! tmrc_emoticons.D

    teacher, writer, cook

    Dough mode @aliceinframes

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  • you discard the water for
    Submitted by Alice Zaslavsky on 11. January 2015 - 12:42.

    you discard the water for sure!

     

    As Rosi says, no such thing as a silly question when it comes to cooking tmrc_emoticons.)

    teacher, writer, cook

    Dough mode @aliceinframes

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  • you discard the water.  Not a
    Submitted by Bee Burford on 11. January 2015 - 11:20.

    you discard the water.  Not a silly question, no such thing is there? 

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  • These were fantabulous. Very
    Submitted by Bee Burford on 11. January 2015 - 11:14.

    These were fantabulous. Very easy to make, and I did as a couple of people suggested and added chilli and coriander.  Perfect.  Will be making them again for sure.  Thanks for the recipe.  

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  • Sorry, a really silly
    Submitted by korawal on 10. January 2015 - 16:53.

    Sorry, a really silly question.  When you get to step 5 and add mozzarella etc, is the water still in the thermie from cooking the quinoa or do you discard it?  Thanks so much.

     

     

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  • I think Greek feta goes so
    Submitted by deeroybrown@icloud.com on 7. January 2015 - 20:22.

    I think Greek feta goes so well with quinoa

     

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  • These are devine! Thank you
    Submitted by KAMG on 29. November 2014 - 10:10.

    These are devine! Thank you so much for the recipe. I did not have Spelt Flour so used Plain Flour - otherwise I stuck to the recipe. I had a party recently and these disappeared very quickly. Have made these several times since. They are going to be a favourite.

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  • rosi roo wrote: if i were to
    Submitted by Alice Zaslavsky on 22. June 2014 - 01:34.

    rosi roo

    if i were to use plain white flour, do you know if the measurements would be the same?  

    Hi Rosi,

    I've only ever tried it GF (because of hubby's gut sensitivities) but I'd say definitely keep the ratios the same - and let me know how they work out! tmrc_emoticons.) 

    Cheerio!

    Alice.

    teacher, writer, cook

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  • Ive made these a few times
    Submitted by kgbecker on 2. May 2014 - 16:13.

    Ive made these a few times now and used whole meal flour as I didn't have spelt and added some Parmesan for some more flavor. great recipe and easy to adjust 

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  • Fantastic, added feta &
    Submitted by Jomart on 10. April 2014 - 09:53.

    Fantastic, added feta & cheddar, first sautéed onion & garlic.

    also added som chilli.

     

    Had my Thermy since 2010, sharing the information as a consultant since shortly after! Jump on the bandwagon people! Can't remember my life in the kitchen pre-Thermy! (well actually try to forget!) tmrc_emoticons.;-)

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  • Made these today.  Added
    Submitted by Callie on 6. April 2014 - 16:24.

    Made these today.  Added extra quinoa and less glutenfree flour and goats fetta for a dairy free twist.  Really good and will make again. Used paper cases as had so much on the go and it worked well.

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  • great recipe , thank you...i
    Submitted by smiley6 on 13. February 2014 - 21:01.

    great recipe , thank you...i added basil and also some coriander, which gave it a bit more taste..next time i may 

    add a bit of chilli as well... just to give it that extra oopmf..... i love it...great fingerfood when guests come round,

    quick and easy..... ( i soaked the quinoa for maybe 6 hrs )... will try overnight now and see tomorrow if i can taste

    any difference... we are new to quinoa...my husband likes it....not too keen on all the healthy stuff he can hardly

    pronounce...tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Made again with 50/50
    Submitted by KoaM on 5. February 2014 - 21:07.

    Made again with 50/50 Amaranth/plain flour as first time using Amaranth and unsure of its taste.   Kids devoured the bites so a big winner in our family.  Nice to find a recipe we all like.   

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  • Yum. Delicious.  I didn't
    Submitted by KoaM on 4. February 2014 - 18:47.

    Yum. Delicious.  I didn't have spelt flour or mozzarella and used plain flour and tasty cheese.   Will make this often.

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  • What a fantastic recipe. My
    Submitted by amg1405 on 27. January 2014 - 12:51.

    What a fantastic recipe. My daughter loves, so good lunchbox treat, and i love them, so good snack to take to work. Found using the muffin tin a bit inconvenient, so just put some balls on baking tray instead.

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  • I made these last weekend and
    Submitted by erinh on 24. January 2014 - 21:56.

    I made these last weekend and substituted the spelt flour for plain flour at the same weight.  It worked perfectly. 

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  • if i were to use plain white
    Submitted by rosi roo on 21. January 2014 - 20:32.

    if i were to use plain white flour, do you know if the measurements would be the same?  

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  • Yummy! I doubled the batch
    Submitted by Sugarplum on 20. January 2014 - 10:55.

    Yummy! I doubled the batch and it yielded 20 (6cm diameter). They were devoured within minutes. Shame, as I was hoping to freeze them for school! I added pepper, a pinch of cayenne and used plain flour (all I had). SR flour would give a lighter texture, if that's your preference. I also cubed the mozzarella and added it step 6 instead of 5. The bites bubbled and browned nicely and didn't need topping, although for presentation purposes you would - that picture looks amazing! A super recipe that's healthy, quick and easy. More please!

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