Quinoa pizza and quinoa pizza bites

Another recipe to heathy year. Here is what you need:

2 cups quinoa soaked overnight or 8 hours

Salt per taste, 1 tbsp honey, 1tbsp oil, 1.5 tbsp baking powder

Vegetable toppings like tomato, bell peppers, onions, olives, cheese of your choice (  I used feta and sharp cheddar), Parmesan cheese to sprinkle

Pizza sauce of you choice( I used homemade)

How to- pizza

Blend everything except for vegetable toppings and pizza sauce for the quinoa batter.

Now spray the oil in cake pan and pour the quinoa batter. Preheat oven 400 and bake it for 10 minutes and flip it. This time you spread the pizza sauce, add cheese, toppings and sprinkle Parmesan. Bake for 10 minutes again with toppings and it’s ready.

How to pizza bites

To make it simple, I added 3 tbsp pizza sauce, all the toppings finely chopped in the quinoa better and baked it in muffin tray.


Notes: Rinse quinoa very well before making a batter otherwise the pizza crust will taste very bitter.

I also had a little  recipe failure, as one of the pizza batter was thin, it got burnt on sides.

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Baked veg. Chimichanga with quinoa Salad

Here comes the Veg Chimichangas…. I love it when my pantry is full of groceries and refrigerator is full of fresh Vegetables and Fruits. Its a new year and the recipe has to be healthy… 🙂  We just visited Mexico and ended up trying Veg Chimichangas. The Chef made vegetarian version specially for us as Chimichangas are usually with pork /meat stuffing. I had to try it home and there comes all the inspiration for this Recipe.

 

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup wheat flour dough (for Rotli/Chapati)
  2. 1.5 cups mashed black beans
  3. 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  4. 1 cup Finely chopped capsicum
  5. 2 tbsp Cilantro
  6. Salt and pepper per taste
  7. 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  8. Shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)

For Salad Ingredients:

2 cups cooked quinoa, 2 cucumbers, 1 tomato, 1/2 cup beans, 1/2 cup onions, 1/2 cup bell pepper, salt per taste, cilantro, pepper per taste, Feta cheese crumbs and cheddar cheese (optional), 1 medium size avocado chopped

For Avocado verde sauce

1 avocado, 1 jalapeno,  1/2 lemon juice, 3 tbsp milk, handful of cilantro, 1/2 cup water (if like more liquid consistency), salt and pepper per taste.

For Salsa verde sauce:

2 tomatoes, 1/2 bell pepper (use red if color is important), 3 garlic cloves, 1 jalapeno, 1/2 onion, salt and pepper per taste.

 

How to – Baked Chimichanga?

  1. Make wheat flour dough if not ready and make 8 parts from it. Roll it in 8 tortillas.
  2. For the stuffing, take 1 tbsp olive oil, add veggies and sauteed it and at last add beans and spices. Mash the beans at last and can also add cilantro, lemon as well.
  3. Put the stuffing in tortillas and secure it in a shape you like so stuffing does not come out. You can also use ready made frozen Tortilla land tortilla.
  4. Now preheat oven at 375 and bake it for 7 minutes and broil it for 2 minutes HI.

How to Salad and Sauces.

For salad, mix everything and add taco seasoning and lemon juice per your taste.

For Avocado sauce, add everything in blender and mix it well.

For Salsa Verde, while you bake chimichanga, bake everything for Salsa verde sauce. Once baked, mix it well in blender and add spices.

 

You can decorate it per your wish and serve! Cha-Ching..Your Chimichanga is ready to be gulped. 😉 I hope you try this and like it. have fun cooking fellas.