Zucchini Quinoa Bites
Written by: Famous Foods | Date: 08/31/2015
These yummy bites are full of flavour and are easily customizable to your favourite flavour profile! Easy to make and easy to eat. This basic recipe makes 12-16 Bites.
Instructions :Prepare quinoa by combining 1/2 cup quinoa with 1 cup water in a small pot; bring to a boil. Reduce quinoa to a simmer; cover and cook for 10 minutes or quinoa is translucent. *optional: Use a flavoured stock to add extra flavour to the quinoa. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let cool.
Grate zucchini and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place mixture into a colander and let sit for 15 minutes.
Wring zucchini dry with paper towel. Add zucchini, quinoa, egg, garlic, basil, oregano, pepper, salt, cheese and panko into a large mixing bowl; mix until well combined. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Form zucchini-quinoa bites into 2 inch patties. Add patties to skillet, flatten slightly with a fork and cook until golden. Each side takes about 4 minutes. Remember not to over crowd the skillet, this allows for better and even cooking.
When golden and crisp, remove the bite and place onto a paper towel-lined plate.
Serve warm with your choice of dipping sauce.
2 cups zucchini - grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
3 garlic cloves - minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese - grated
1 cup panko bread crumbs
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil
Other fresh additions:
Red or White
Onion - finely minced
Carrot - grated
Ginger - grated or finely minced
Jalapeno - finely minced