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Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites

Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites
I'm crazy for quinoa and crazy for pizza. Put them together, and you get a nutritious treat featuring the goodness of the whole grain packed with fiber and protein and a savory, gluten-free snack. The original recipe calls for pepperoni, but being a vegetarian I substituted diced cherry tomatoes for a sweet juiciness that complemented the basil and oregano. Whip these up for a flavorful nibble for your next party appetizer or as a hearty afternoon snack. Continue reading for the simple recipe and to find out how many calories are in one pizza bite. Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 large eggs 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (or 2 tablespoons dried) 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano Pizza sauce for dipping Directions Place the quinoa and two cups of water in a covered pot. Makes 24 mini muffin bites. Information Category Finger Foods, Appetizers

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