Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites
Can we talk about all the goodness happening in these little bites? Yep, I recently discovered the amazingness of quinoa bites and I have to warn you…I’ve become a bit obsessed.
These Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites here today are a little extra special though. Not only are they insanely delicious, but they were made with double the love…for my friend Bev of Bev Cooks who is (very soon) expecting twins! To say that I’m happy and excited for Bev would be an understatement and I wish I could personally deliver her a plate of these myself.
Today, a great big handful of blogger friends are coming together to celebrate Bev and her soon-to-be bundles of joy with a Virtual Baby Shower. If you follow Bev then you already know she’s incredibly hilarious and talented – her writing and humor honestly makes me laugh out loud all the time. Don’t even get me started on her food, let’s just say I want to eat at Bev’s house pretty much every day. Her babies honestly have no idea how lucky they are to have such a special mommy!
Bev and I haven’t had the chance to meet in real life yet (how the heck?) but knowing we are going to have little ones just a few months apart, I think it’s time we plan a play date…(with wine! what do you think Bev??).
So let me tell you a little more about these quinoa bites. I started seeing quinoa bites on Becky’s blog a few months back and I couldn’t stop thinking of them. I cooked up some of her Ham & Cheese Quinoa Bites a few weeks ago and polished them off all on my own in just a couple of days. They seriously make the perfect snack (er, lunch) and I’ve made them a couple times a couple of different ways since. These Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites were inspired by my favorite Greek dish Spanikopita and turned out fantastic. They would be a perfect (healthy) bite-sized addition to any get together, or just to have in your fridge for a quick bite. Enjoy!
Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites
Yield: 36 quinoa bites
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 cups chicken broth or water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 4 big handfuls fresh spinach, chopped (about 1 cup cooked)
- 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 4 oz crumbled feta
- pinch salt and pepper
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook quinoa (using water or chicken broth) according to directions. Set aside to cool.
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onion until softened. Add spinach in batches until completely wilted down.
- In a large bowl combine quinoa, spinach, garlic powder, oregano, feta, salt and pepper. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust before adding egg. Add egg to quinoa mixture and incorporate.
- Spray mini muffin tin with nonstick spray. Spoon quinoa mixture into tin using a tablespoon, gently patting down.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. Season lightly with a sprinkle of coarse salt while cooling.Let cool for 5 minutes then remove from tin using a butter knife.
- Makes about 36 quinoa bites.
Bite sized and good for you! These quinoa bites are perfect for sharing or having in your fridge for healthy snacking! Recipe inspired and adapted from So Very Blessed
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Congrats Bev!! I’m truly so happy and excited for you, I can not wait to meet your little ones!! xoxo
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