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Quinoa and vegetable stuffed peppers

Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Peppers

I really love incorporating quinoa into as many recipes as I can. Garry Gilliam Jersey Most times, I accomplish this by substituting it for recipes that normally call for rice. Quinoa is a grain that’s gluten free (for those of you on specialty diets) and high in protein. Being a vegetarian for two years, I had to find new ways of incorporating protein in my diet that didn’t include chicken, turkey, or red meat. Quinoa was definitely a great addition to my diet, which is why you’ll see a lot of recipes here with it as a main ingredient!

Quinoa and vegetable stuffed peppers

Quinoa and vegetable stuffed peppers

Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Peppers
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6
  • 6 Peppers (any color of your choosing)
  • 1 Cup of quinoa
  • 2 Cups of water
  • 1 Zucchini, chopped
  • 1 Small squash, chopped
  • 1 Small onion, chopped
  • 2 Cups of mushrooms, chopped
  • 16oz Can of tomato sauce (if using paste, have some extra water on hand)
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt Garry Gilliam Authentic Jersey and pepper to taste
  1. Start out by placing two cups of water into Garry Gilliam Womens Jersey a small pot and adding one cup of quinoa. Cover and bring to boil. Once boiling, lower heat and keep covered. Quinoa will Garry Gilliam Youth Jersey be ready in about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a pan, heat olive oil and once warmed up, add onions.
  4. Once translucent, add zucchini, squash, and mushrooms.
  5. Let sauté for 10 minutes on low heat.
  6. In the meantime, wash and cut the tops off of the peppers, cleaning out the inside membranes and seeds as well. Arrange in dish.
  7. Add tomato paste and, if you'd like, any spices at this time. I normally add some garlic powder, oregano, basil and pepper.
  8. Mix and sauté for another 3-5 minutes.
  9. Once mixture has a thick consistency, it's time to stuff your prepped peppers!
  10. Use a tablespoon to scoop and stuff, pushing down to get as much mixture possible into each pepper.
  11. Put in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
  12. Remove and enjoy! Peppers can be refrigerated for up to four days as yummy leftovers.
You can enjoy these stuffed peppers with sour cream for added goodness!

Full-time publicist, part-time writer, and round-the-clock ambassador to wit and humor, Zlata is a Jersey Girl making her way through life in South Florida with her husband, Alex, and their sweet pup, LexZ. Zlata’s a self-taught home cook who relies on taste bud science for her mostly simple, sometimes healthy/sometimes not, always delicious recipes. When she’s not crafting kitchen concoctions, Zlata can be found reading an awesome book (translation: trashy magazine), crossing the line between ‘funny’ and ‘inappropriate,’ and fantasizing about being a Real Housewife of Palm Beach. Fun fact: Alex, Zlata and LexZ are all fluent in Russian.