Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (Recipe)

Jun 11, 2022

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (Recipe)


✅ 4 bell peppers (any color)

✅ 1 cup uncooked quinoa

✅ 2 cups vegetable stock

✅ 1 tsp herbs de province

✅ 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ 2 shallots, chopped
✅ 2 garlic cloves, chopped

✅ 1/4 cup sundried tomato pesto

✅ 1 cup chickpeas (from a can, or cooked from dry)

✅ salt and pepper to taste

✅ Shredded cheddar cheese or feta cheese (optional)

✅ parsley, cilantro or basil to top


1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2️⃣ Roast the peppers: Slice the peppers in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Place face down on the baking sheet and roast in the oven for 15 minutes. While the peppers roast, prep the quinoa.

3️⃣ Cook the quinoa: Mix the quinoa, vegetable stock and herbs de province in a pot and bring to a boil, then cover and let simmer on low for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.

4️⃣ Make the stuffing: Heat the olive oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and let cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the sundried tomato pesto and chickpeas and mix together for another minute, then add the quinoa and mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper.

5️⃣ Stuff the peppers: with the quinoa stuffing and place in a baking dish or on a baking sheet. Top with shredded cheese if desired and bake in the oven at 425 degrees F for 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

6️⃣ Top with fresh herbs and serve.


Servings : 4
Ready in : 25 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean
Calories: 245kcal

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