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This week in Erin & Jane’s Kitchen, delight in the simple yet satisfying flavors of our Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers, a wholesome vegan dish bursting with vibrant colors and hearty textures, perfect for a nutritious and satisfying dinner.

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

PREP TIME:          COOK TIME:          SERVINGS:          CALORIES PER SERVING:
10 Mins                    25 mins                       4                                    200                   

Ingredients:

4 large bell peppers, any color
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups vegetable broth or water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 zucchini, diced

 

1 carrot, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional toppings: chopped fresh parsley, avocado slices, vegan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Quinoa: In a saucepan, bring the vegetable broth or water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  2. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Prepare the Bell Peppers: Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. If needed, trim the bottoms slightly to help them stand upright in a baking dish.
  4. Make the Filling: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until softened. Add the diced zucchini and carrot, and cook for a few minutes until slightly tender. Stir in the cherry tomatoes, cooked quinoa, dried oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Stuff the Bell Peppers: Spoon the quinoa and vegetable mixture evenly into the hollowed-out bell peppers, pressing down gently to pack the filling.
  6. Bake: Place the stuffed bell peppers upright in a baking dish. Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  7. Serve: Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, avocado slices, or vegan cheese if desired.
  8. Enjoy: Enjoy these delicious Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers as a wholesome and satisfying vegan dinner!

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