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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time55 mins

I only recently started loving peppers. They’re so easy to throw into stir-fry or to scoop out and fill with quinoa and other veggie goodness. I love this recipe not only because of the simplicity but also because it looks so pretty. You will totally wow your guests if you make these at your next dinner party.

 1 Red Pepper
 ½ cup quinoa
  cup mushrooms (I used crimini and shiitake but any mushrooms will work)
 ¼ cup white onion, diced
  cup tomatoes, chopped
 1 cup spinach, chopped
 1 tsp parsley, chopped
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 ½ tsp paprika
 ½ tsp cumin

Pre-heat oven to 350F


Cut pepper in half, de-seed it and cut away the middle


Take quinoa and ½ cup of water and bring to a boil, cover, and let simmer for about 10-12 minutes. Keep checking until water is dissolved


In a saucepan, add in olive oil and let it heat up


Add in mushrooms, onion, tomatoes, spinach and garlic


After 1-2 minutes, add paprika and cumin


Add quinoa to the saucepan and mix everything around before you begin to stuff the pepper


Put pepper on a parchment-lined baking sheet and stuff the pepper to the max with the quinoa and vegetables


Bake pepper about 20-25 minutes