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Quinoa Pizza Bites

quinoa pizza bites

Quinoa Pizza Bites are incredibly easy to make and perfect for entertaining or every day eating. Plus, they are gluten and dairy free!

Ingredients

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  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon stoneground medium-grind cornmeal (such as Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 2 organic, pastured eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 organic, pastured egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, for lightly brushing
  • 7 tablespoons good quality marinara (such as Rao’s brand)
  • 7 tablespoons freshly grated sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese 
  • ½ cup finely chopped basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine cooked quinoa, salt, garlic, cornmeal and two eggs in a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix well. Pack quinoa mixture into a ¼ cup measuring cup, unmold and shape mixture into a ball and place on the parchment paper. Repeat until you have 7 quinoa “balls”. Use the back of a spatula to flatten the quinoa into the thickness of a pizza crust, about ¼ inch thick.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg white and 2 teaspoons olive oil. Use a small basting brush to lightly brush the top of the quinoa pizza crusts. Transfer the baking sheet with the quinoa to the refrigerator and chill for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove quinoa pizza crusts from the refrigerator and transfer to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove quinoa crusts from the oven and top each one with 1 tablespoon of marinara and one tablespoon of cheese. Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove pizzas from oven and sprinkle chopped basil on top. Serve warm.