Healthy Snack: 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.

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Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites


1 cup uncooked quinoa2 large eggs1 cup chopped onion1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese2 teaspoons minced garlic1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (or 2 tablespoons dried)1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon dried oreganoPizza sauce for dipping