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Black Quinoa with Tuna and Coriander


Not rated yet   5 Comments Published Oct 16, 2015   Updated Jun 02, 2023

Black Quinoa with Tuna and Coriander especially for Baby Led Feeding. These are delicious tuna and coriander quinoa bites  packed with nutrients and a perfect recipe for blw. Quinoa Lunch ideas for baby led weaning. Homemade Baby Food Recipes for baby led weaning by Aileen Cox Blundell. Perfect for little hands.

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an energy packed grain that is full of fibre, rich in protein and amino acids and is also gluten free. It also is a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. Quinoa is also the least allergenic of grains which probably explains why you will see it on a lot of healthy food menus. I came across black quinoa while shopping a few months back and I have been so excited to try it. It tastes a bit crunchier than normal quinoa but other than that has an incomparable taste. If you cannot find black quinoa then don’t panic and just use the regular kind.

Oscar is teething at the moment and as a result he’s eating a little less and fussing a LOT more. The idea for these came after reading so much good stuff about quinoa and since he was only eating bitesized meals I knew I have to find a way of getting some of that much needed quinoa goodness into my child.

I am so happy at how this recipe turned out and it has inspired me to cook lots more fish with quinoa as they go really well together. These little bites are soft and so easy to manage and they taste pretty delicious. If you are vegetarian you can leave out the fish (they are still good!). I’m working on an egg free version and will post it as soon as I get it right 🙂

Black Quinoa with Tuna and Coriander

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 Bites
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Quinoa is an energy packed grain that is full of fibre, rich in protein and amino acids and is also gluten free. Delicious baby weaning recipe. Homemade Baby Food Recipes.

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 180ºC
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry your onion over a medium heat until soft and sticky. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
  • Spoon the mixture into an lightly oiled/buttered mini muffin tin.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until the top is golden.
  • Serve when cool.

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Recipe Notes & Tips

These little bites can be frozen. Just use within 3 months. Defrost in a fridge overnight and reheat in a microwave for about 30 seconds or less (depending on your microwave). You can also reheat in an oven.
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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Leave a comment:

Kerry O'N
5.16.2016

Hi there, I’m hoping to make this recipe tomorrow. I’m wondering would these freeze and if so, what’s the best point in the recipe to do so? Or if not, how long would they keep in the fridge? Thanks a mill

Fiona McGrath
6.3.2016

i just made these – DELISH!
Can I freeze these?

Lena Fonseka Massie
5.26.2017

How many grams of tuna go in to this recipe? 🙂 Looks great 🙂

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