Quinoa and Cremini Mushroom Balls

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quinoa and crimini mushroom balls - meatless recipe

 

I always find quinoa very satisfying. It’s versatile and a great source of protein, too, perfect for a meatless dinner dish. Today, I’ve combined it with cremini mushrooms, which have a stronger flavor and are a little “meatier” than the typical white mushroom.

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These quinoa and cremini mushroom balls are delicious, and you can combine them with your favorite sauce or dip. We like them dipped in hummus, bbq sauce or not ketchup sauces.  But they also taste divine on top of spaghetti with marinara sauce. A great option for Lent.

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quinoa and crimini mushroom balls with dip

Here is the recipe.

Quinoa and Cremini Mushroom Balls

Makes 20 balls

Prep time: 10 minutes

From start to finish 50 minutes 

  • 3/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 1  1/2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 10 oz (approx 12 pieces) cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 7 whole stems of parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste

You will also need cooking oil, in spray, and a baking sheet.

Rinse quinoa, according to instructions in the package. Bring the water to a boil and add quinoa, cover, lower temperature and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, fluff and let it rest, covered for another 15 minutes.

While quinoa is resting. Heat olive oil in a medium pan and cook onion and garlic until soft (approx 3 minutes) add mushrooms and cook until soft, you will notice they will shrink in size. Turn off the heat let them rest for 3 minutes and drain the liquid.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray baking sheet with oil.

In a glass bowl, combine cooked quinoa, mushrooms, parsley, Parmesan cheese, eggs, panko crumbs, salt and pepper. Form balls of 1″ in diameter and put them on the baking sheet.

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quinoa and crimini mushroom balls before baking

Spray a light layer of oil on top of them and bake for 25 minutes.

 

Quinoa and crimini mushroom balls

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Quinoa and crimini mushroom balls
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Quinoa and Cremini Mushroom Balls

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 20 balls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 10 oz approx 12 pieces cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 7 whole stems of parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste

You will also need

  • cooking oil, in spray
  • baking sheet

Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa, according to instructions in the package. Bring the water to a boil and add quinoa, cover, lower temperature and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, fluff and let it rest, covered for another 15 minutes.
  • While quinoa is resting. Heat olive oil in a medium pan and cook onion and garlic until soft (approx 3 minutes) add mushrooms and cook until soft, you will notice they will shrink in size. Turn off the heat let them rest for 3 minutes and drain the liquid.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray baking sheet with oil.
  • In a glass bowl, combine cooked quinoa, mushrooms, parsley, Parmesan cheese, eggs, panko crumbs, salt and pepper. Form balls of 1" in diameter and put them on the baking sheet.
  • Spray a light layer of cooking oil on top of them and bake for 25 minutes.
Course: Main Dishes, Snacks & Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Author: Silvia

Notes

Enjoy!
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Heidi Leon Monges
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Heidi Leon Monges

Love the idea of adding creminis to give a meatier flavor and also appreciate the fact these quinoa balls are baked and not fried.

Mayito Castillo
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Mayito Castillo

Esta es una fabulosa y saludable idea! Me encanto la receta, me la llevo, gracias por compartirla!

Adriana Martin
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Adriana Martin

Que receta tan creativa y tan rica tengo que probarla!

Maria Aponte
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Maria Aponte

Love this recipe! I’m always looking for new things to do with quinoa! Will try very soon 🙂 Saludos!

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