Broccoli Parmesan Quinoa Bites

RECIPE BY: GoGo Quinoa

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These bites are the perfect finger food for any party. Filled with vegetables, a bit of vegan parmesan and a crunchy coating – your guests will ask for more!

For 16 to 20 bites


  • 1/2 cup Royal white quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup shallots or onion, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • ¼ bunch fresh parsley
  • ¼ bunch fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup Parmesan, grated
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Olive oil for brushing


  1. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Sauté the diced red shallots in a frying pan over medium heat with a little bit of oil until softened and lightly brown. Set aside to cool.
  3. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Cut broccoli in half or quarters and immerse in boiling water for 1 minute. Strain and rinse with cold water.
  5. Add to a food processor and pulse just enough to get a grainy texture. Reserve in a large bowl.
  6. Add the fresh parsley and cilantro to the food processor and blend until the stems are fully broken down.
  7. Add the parsley, cilantro, panko crumbs, grated Parmesan, and sautéed red shallots to the bowl with the broccoli. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add in the eggs and mix gently. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 oF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the sheet with olive oil.
  9. Using a spoon, take 2 tbsp of the mixture and place on the baking sheet. Repeat the process until no mixture is left.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes, take out of the oven, gently brush with olive oil and flip over. Bake for another 10 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  11. Serve with marinara sauce, ketchup, or any other dipping sauce you love.