Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Published: July 4, 2014
Updated: March 14, 2019

Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

quinoa sOne of the most popular vegetables is…peppers! The main ingredient of this stuffed pepper dish is the bell pepper, which has a crunchy texture and is naturally sweet. Stuffed peppers are a fun and easy meal because you can pretty much put anything you want in them and they will turn out great! Also, bell peppers contain a high amount of Vitamin C.

*Did you know each color of pepper is associated with a different family of phytochemicals?


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Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

1 cup of bell peppers has 156% of daily recommended Vitamin C intake.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 423 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 peppers different coloured, organic
  • 1 cup chickpeas organic
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 5 white mushrooms organic, sliced
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced
  • 1 clove garlic organic, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa organic
  • 1.5 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil cold-pressed extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp italian spices
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add quinoa, stirring occasionally until fluffy (about 20 minutes).
  • Cut the tops off of your peppers and scrape inside clean.
  • Place peppers on a tray and into the oven (20 minutes).
  • Saute onion, mushrooms, garlic and olive oil in a pan.
  • Add chickpeas, olives, quinoa, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  • Take out peppers and stuff with mixture.
  • Top with cheese slices.
  • Put peppers back in the oven for 10 minutes.

Notes

Optional: lean ground turkey.

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 19gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 932mgPotassium: 1002mgFiber: 11gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1115IUVitamin C: 104.1mgCalcium: 236mgIron: 5.3mg
Keyword olives, pepper, quinoa
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