Mozzarella-Stuffed Quinoa Pizza Bites [Vegan]

mozzarella-stuffed-quinoa-pizza-bites-3-1200x750Mozzarella-Stuffed Quinoa Pizza Bites [Vegan]

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 10 fresh basil leaves and parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 of 1 can of peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 4 teaspoons psyllium husks
  • Pepper and salt, to taste

FOR THE VEGAN MOZZARELLA:

  • 1/4 cup cashews, pre-soaked
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons psyllium husks powder
  • 1 cup water
  • A pinch of salt

FOR THE SPICY GUACAMOLE:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 green jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of 1 onion
  • Salt and pepper

FOR THE TOMATO DIP:

  • 2 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 red jalapeño
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dried mixed Italian herbs
  • Salt and pepper

PREPARATION

TO MAKE THE VEGAN MOZZARELLA:

  1. Soak psyllium husks in water and, leave in the refrigerator for 25-30 minutes.
  2. Add everything into a food processor and mix until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a bowl, and leave it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or preferably overnight.

TO MAKE THE GUACAMOLE:

  1. Peel and pit the avocados and add to a mixing bowl. Mash with a fork. Then add the onion, chopped jalapeño, lime juice, salt, and pepper to the avocado and mix together well.

TO MAKE THE TOMATO DIP:
Finely chop tomatoes, carrots, and jalapeño.
Put it into a saucepan, adding olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Lets simmer for about 15-25 minutes or until thickened. Pour everything in a food processor and blend until a smooth sauce forms.

TO MAKE THE QUINOA PIZZA BITES:

  1. If your quinoa is not cooked, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add quinoa, simmer, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is softened.
  2. Preheat oven and line a sheet with parchment.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix all ingredients and let sit for 20 minutes or until the psyllium husks have hardened up.
  4. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the quinoa dough, stuff with raw mozzarella, place on the sheet and bake in preheated oven 30-35 minutes.
  5. Rotating the balls about halfway through, cook until the bites are well browned on the outside. Serve immediately.

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/mozzarella-stuffed-quinoa-pizza-bites/

 

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