Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Bites – Gluten-free + Vegan

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Bites - Gluten-free + Vegan

Zucchini!!! We have lots of it and I have been doing my best to get creative with it.  I’ve made a raw zucchini appetizer, I baked chocolate zuccini muffins, I have made more zucchini “pasta” than I would like to admit and the rest have been getting grilled. These simple to make bites are naturally gluten-free and vegan and work well as a bite-sized appetizer or a delicious side dish.

Last weekend we had dinner plans with Meg and Todd from Beard & Bonnet, who live just around the corner from us and I offered to make something with my homegrown zucchini. Besides being insanely excited to have another food blogger nearby, one who I happen to have a ton in common with, I was also super excited to eat at another gluten-free household where I could be certain everything was 100% safe to eat! Really made for an extra special night.

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Bites - Gluten-free + Vegan

Meg was making her delicious homemade falafel, so I came up with these Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Bites. They have so much flavor and they are easy to make, I pre-stuffed the zucchini and popped them in the oven when we got to their house. We ate a few before dinner as appetizers and served the rest as a side dish with our meal. If your zucchini is small enough, these bites are the perfect size for picking up with your fingers and popping into your mouth.

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Bites - Gluten-free + Vegan

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Bites - Gluten-free + Vegan

What is your favorite way to eat zucchini?

This recipe originally appeared on The Balanced Platter.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Meg @ Beard and Bonnet July 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

These little zucchini bites were delicious! I cannot even begin to explain how great it was to have someone bring food over to our home and not have to ask, “Is there any flour, soy sauce, gluten of any kind in that?”. We were just able to sit back and enjoy the food and the amazing company without any fear at all. Thanks for sharing this recipe today too by the way, because Eliza has been asking when I would make these for her!


2 Simply called food July 16, 2013 at 11:20 am

That’s really a great idea to serve when you have a brunch, it’s such a a nice presentation!


3 pam lockamy foutch September 10, 2013 at 3:53 am

Haven’t tried many receipes yet,just becoming interested in healthy eating as we are an older couple!


4 roberta kritzia March 10, 2015 at 8:42 am

When I shared your stuffed zucchini recipe on fb the photo of the plate does not show up until you click on. I wished that the photo would have been displayed right away to catch the attention of my followers. Pity.

Roberta K


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