Introduction: Quinoa Jalapeno Poppers

A slightly healthier take on a classic dish. Add panko crumbs (or gf panko/bread crumbs) for extra crunch.

Step 1: Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

5-7 Jalapenos, cleaned and chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbs sea salt (I used my wife's homemade infusion)

1 tsp pepper

2 oz cream cheese (soften)

6-8 oz Colby Jack cheese (or use whatever cheeses you like)

4oz Gouda

3oz Asiago

1 egg (for binding ingredients)

Cupcake/muffin pan and cups

I basically chopped up and threw in whatever cheeses we had. So far haven't had a bad mix, but I usually limit it to 3 cheeses. Cream cheese is listed but I didn't use it this time because we were out.

Step 2: Prep Ingredients

Rinse and cook quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 375. Prepare muffin pan.

Step 3: Chop

Mince garlic, shred/dice cheeses, and slice jalapenos.

Step 4: Combine

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.

Step 5: Fill

Scoop spoonfuls of the jalapeno mix into the prepared muffin pan.

Step 6: Bake

Cook for about 15-20 minutes. You want the sides and top of the poppers to be a nice brown.

Comments

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2017-07-31

What a fun recipe! I wouldn't have thought of pairing quinoa with a jalapeno popper recipe. Tasty :)

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