RECIPE: Veggie Quinoa Bites

11 Nov, 2016

This one is great for the kids – an easy way to get them to eat veggies – but it’s also fantastic for adults too. Enjoy these quinoa bites with a salad, or rolled in a wrap, or simply on their own as a snack. Because quinoa is a high-protein grain, it’s very filling.

Veggie Quinoa Bites



  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 large egg


Step 1 Mix all ingredients together. Once combined, shape into bite-size balls with your hands. The mixture might be wet and sticky owing to the pumpkin, but they will firm up in the oven.

Step 2 Bake at 200C for 30-45 minutes, until cooked through and starting to turn golden. Can also be pan-fried, but will lose the ball shape and be more of a little fritter.