I already had my big bag of quinoa, so I decided to try Quinoa Pizza Bites. This involved spending a lot of time at the store figuring out what spices I needed to buy, but the good news is that I’m all stocked up for my future adventures. Tip: I know not every store has quinoa, but I found mine at Target!
There’s not a lot to this recipe. Chop an onion. Cut some pepperoni into smaller pieces (that was strangely satisfying.) Throw everything in a bowl and carefully measure out your spices. I did not use fresh basil (I don’t think they even sell that at Target) so I used dried basil, and I used half as much since the the dried basil seemed pretty dense.
I did not have a mini muffin tin, so I just used a normal size one. I’m not sure how this affected the outcome. The ones from the recipe webpage look a little more fused together, mine are still quite granular looking. I think adding additional egg might have helped on this end. Mine held together fairly well but I wouldn’t call them “bites.”
Taste: 2/4 – All I really taste is the spices (which isn’t awful) but I think perhaps if I make the again I’ll cut down on some of these. I have not tried with marinara sauce yet, I’ll have to see if that helps.
Ease: 3.5/4 – Chop. Mix. Cook.
Guiltless: 4/4 – Seriously.
Leftovers: 3/4 – I think they are a little more prone to crumbling apart after microwaving, but nothing a fork can’t handle.