Healthy Recipe: Stuffed Quinoa Peppers

Stuffed Quinoa Peppers

Ingredients

  • 2 large bell peppers, cut in half
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside.
  3. Heat a large saute pan to medium-high heat. Add oil, zucchini, tomatoes, onion, celery, walnuts, garlic and thyme. Reduce heat to medium after 2 minutes. Once vegetables are tender, add cooked quinoa, salt, pepper and cheese.
  4. Place the pepper halves on a baking sheet. Place 1/2 cup of the quinoa and vegetable mixture into each pepper half. Cover with foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes until peppers are cooked to desired doneness.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 pepper half

  • Calories: 313
  • Total fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Sodium: 674mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 38g
  • Dietary fiber: 7g
  • Total sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 13g

Recipe courtesy of Mayo Clinic