Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers Recipe

Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers Recipe

It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, “Stuffed Red Peppers” are always suitable for any meal whether it’s a side with turkey dinner or a colourful spring lunch. These stuffed red peppers are so popular in my home that every time I serve them to guests the first question asked is always, “how did you make these.”

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This dish takes only 5-7 minutes to prepare and approx. 25 minutes to bake. It’s a healthy frugal dish that is easy and quick to make. Occasionally I will add raisins and pinenuts to give it a different texture and a more fruity taste. I also substitute the pesto and dijon for sweet berry jam.

Recipe for Quinoa Stuffed Red Pepper

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 medium sized red pepper bell
  • 1 cup of quinoa (add 2 cups of water for every cup of quinoa)
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomato
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp of pesto
  • 1 tbsp of dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cook quinoa, 2 cups of water for every one cup of quinoa. Once cooked place quinoa, chopped onion, sundried tomato and walnuts in a bowl and mix well.
  3. To make sauce place pesto, olive oil, dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar into a jar. Close lid and shake well. Pour sauce into quinoa mixture and stir until absorbed.
  4. Cut the tops of the peppers off, removing the stems and then scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Stuff each pepper with quinoa filling to the rim. Place them in a baking dish and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until peppers are a little wrinkly and soft.

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Lina Zussino

Lina Zussino, is a co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. GroceryAlerts.ca encourages real whole foods cooking while helping Canadians save money with grocery deals and coupons.

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