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Quinoa Pizza Balls

Orange Icon  Quinoa Pizza Balls

Orange Icon  Quinoa Pizza Balls

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Submitted by: Regina Galbick

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Servings: 12

These make a great party appetizer or main course alongside a crisp salad.

  • 2/3 c. quinoa, white, organic
  • 2 c. broth, vegetable, organic
  • 2 c. kidney beans, cooked, organic
  • 15 basil, fresh, organic
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano, dried, organic
  • 1/2 c. parsley, fresh, organic
  • 2/3 c. tomato paste, organic
  • 5 drp. stevia, liquid
  • garlic powder, organic to taste

Rinse quinoa and drain. Bring the broth to a boil in a medium pot over high heat. Add quinoa, lower heat to simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Check the quinoa; if the liquid is not yet absorbed, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes longer until the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is softened. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper (or grease lightly with coconut oil).

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mash the beans with a potato masher or large fork until almost smooth (but leave a little texture). Add remaining ingredients, including quinoa, and knead the “dough” to combine well.

Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Place on cookie sheets and bake for 25-35 minutes, rotating the pans about halfway through, until the balls are dry and well-browned on the outside.

Serve immediately, or store in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Makes about two dozen pizza balls. May be frozen. Enjoy!