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Barbecue Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

1 lb. ground turkey

2 cloves garlic

1 small carrot

1/4 c. fresh cilantro

1 slice whole wheat bread (or any stale bread)

3/4 c. cooked quinoa

pinch salt/pepper

1 t. onion powder

olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a food processor combine garlic, carrot, cilantro, bread and a drizzle of olive oil.  In a bowl sprinkle salt, pepper and onion powder over ground turkey.  Add in pureed vegetable/bread/oil mixture, along with cooked quinoa.

Shape into small meatballs (makes about 40 total) and place on a greased baking sheet or one covered in parchment paper.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Turn over meatballs and bake another 15 minutes.  Baste in barbecue sauce and bake another 5 minutes.

Serve as an appetizer, or with a side dish such as rice, mashed potatoes or salad greens.