Vegan Buffalo Quinoa Bites
These simple vegan buffalo quinoa bites are a quick and healthy appetizer or snack, and are perfect for parties! Served with a creamy ranch dipping too!
Servings 20 bites
for the dressing
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 1/4 cup fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 - 2 teaspoons dried dill start with 1
- 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
Add half the beans, shallot and garlic into a food processor and pulse until mixture is coming together, 10 – 15 pulses.Add the buffalo sauce and spices and process again until smooth.
Pulse in the remaining beans, the quinoa, and chickpea flour until just combined. Remove lid and stir together to form a dough.
Shape dough into golf ball-sized patties and place on baking sheet. Repeat until no dough remains.
Bake on center rack for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through until the bites are browned and crispy on the outside. Remove and let sit for 5 – 10 minutes.
While the bites are resting, prepare the dressing. Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
Arrange the bites around a bowl of the ranch dip on a serving plate (along with some carrots and celery if desired) and enjoy!
Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 67mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g