Luscious Quinoa Fusilli Appetizers

Two  gluten free party appetizers made with delectable fusilli in avocado sauce!

Vegetarian, gluten free Tresomega quinoa fusilli in delectable avocado sauce topped with fontina and gluten free bread crumbs! makes 8 servings.
Healthy, flavorful and gluten free, Quinoa fusilli cups – Tresomega’s  quinoa fusilli in delectable avocado sauce topped with fontina cheese and gluten free bread crumbs! Yum!

As kids, we were told not to play with our food? But fusilli with its fun shape begs me to be creative 🙂

With this recipe for healthy quinoa fusilli baked in avocado chutney sauce, I could create the baked fusilli cups and these appetizer plates with Christmas trees.

Vegetarian, gluten free, Christmas tree appetizers made with quinoa fusilli in avocado sauce
How cute are these Christmas tree appetizer plates?  They are vegetarian and gluten free too.

Vegetarian, gluten free Tresomega quinoa fusilli in delectable avocado sauce topped with fontina and gluten free bread crumbs! makes 8 servings.
The baked cups easily slide out for a unique and beautiful presentation!
Vegetarian, gluten free #Tresomega quinoa fusilli in delectable avocado sauce topped with fontina and gluten free bread crumbs! makes 8 servings.
Take a closer look at the scrumptious Quinoa Fusilli Cups !
Vegetarian, gluten free Tresomega quinoa fusilli in delectable avocado sauce topped with fontina and gluten free bread crumbs! makes 8 servings.
Happy and fun party appetizers for kids of all ages 🙂

I used Tresomega’s Quinoa Pasta for this recipe.They are available at  Tresomega.com. Sams.com, Amazon.com and Walmart.com. Check them out at  http://www.tresomega.com/ and on FB and TwitterIn full disclosure,the quinoa fusilli pasta that I used in this post was provided to me at no cost by Tresomega nutrition.

Avocado chutney sauce tastes sensational with pasta and is so easy to make and packed with nutrition. It has become a favorite in our home. With its festive green color, it is perfect for the season. You can add in some chopped red peppers to decorate as well.

I guarantee you kids of all ages will be happy about the lip smacking taste of these appetizers  🙂

Quinoa Fusilli Cups

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

  • 8 ounces Tresomega Quinoa Fusilli Pasta, cooked according to package directions

For the avocado chutney sauce-

  • 1medium sized ripe avocado
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • A handful of cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • Juice of 1 small lime
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil

For the topping-

  • ½ cup grated fontina cheese
  • ½ cup gluten free bread crumbs

 

To make the Quinoa Fusilli Cups-

  1. Cook the quinoa fusilli according to package directions. Drain and set aside when done.
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine all ingredients for the chutney sauce except the extra virgin olive oil. Blend until smooth. With the blender running on low, add the extra virgin olive oil in a stream until it is well blended into the chutney sauce, about 30 seconds. Remove into a bowl.
  3. Add the cooked and drained fusilli pasta to the bowl and toss well until it is coated with the sauce.
  4. Pour the pasta with the sauce into 8 silicone baking cups. Top with the cheese and the gluten free bread crumbs.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Serve in baking cups or remove from cups and serve on a plate.
  7. Alternately this can also be baked together as a casserole.

Enjoy!

Love,

Sandhya

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Loved your awesome recipe 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Priyabratta

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Superb. Loved your recipe… Looks so creamy and rich

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Ruchi!

      Like

  3. very nice recipe ,but why did you have used very hard keyword. it’s very hard to understand for common bloggers.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      I am not sure which keyword you mean Pranita.

      Like

  4. Loretta says:

    So bright and colorful Sandhya, love it. I must check out these gluten free products the next time I visit Walmart. Those silicone baking cups are just darling, it makes for a great presentation, and that wee Christmas tree? Just lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Loretta! The quinoa fusilli tastes awesome and is the perfect texture too.
      Do try it.

      Like

  5. I have those same baking cups and use them to bake cupcakes! So bright and cheerful – I like your tree Sandhya and the avocado chutney sounds delicious. Playing with food is okay no matter what your age 🙂

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  6. Megala says:

    These look absolutely delicious !!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much dear!

      Liked by 1 person

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