Baked Zucchini, Feta and Quinoa Bites
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3.58 from 7 votes

Baked Zucchini, Feta and Quinoa Bites

Delicious zucchini and quinoa poppers are just full of all good things. Perfect as a main when paired with a salad, or as a fun and easy snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Anytime
Servings: 25 bites
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa cook according to package instructions
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 brown onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 spring onions white and light green parts only, finely chopped
  • Zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta or vegan alternative
  • 1 large egg or 1 chia egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  • Using the grating attachment on your food processor or the large holes of a box grater, grate the zucchini. Pop it into a sieve and set over a large bowl or in the sink. Sprinkle it with a pinch of salt and let it sit for about 10 minutes to release some of its water
  • After 10 mins place the zucchini in a nut milk bag or clean dishtowel, and squeeze well to remove as much water as you can. Once you think you have squeezed it all out, squeeze some more - it needs to be really dry
  • Place the dried zucchini in a mixing bowl. Add in the flour, chopped onion, garlic, spring onions, lemon zest, crumbled feta, egg, salt and pepper and mix well
  • Wet your hands (to prevent sticking) and form little balls/poppers using a heaped teaspoon of mixture at a time. You should be able to get about 25
  • Bake the poppers for 15 mins, flip over and bake for another 15 mins until golden and crispy
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before serving

Notes

Serve as a falafel with hummus and yoghurt, in a salad with a nice soft boiled egg, cold as snacks throughout the day or in a wrap with salad essentials. Freeze well - just pop into the freezer in a single layer, once frozen transfer to storage dish of choice and pop back in the freezer

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 1.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 50mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.5g