Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

By January 17, 2023 No Comments

Makes approximately 4 servings ⋅ Adapted from the Mayo Clinic

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 2 cups chopped tomato
  • 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
  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large bell peppers, cut in half
  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 the peppers are cooked to your desired doneness.
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