Greek Style Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Greek Style Quinoa Stuffed Peppers - A delicious and healthy vegetarian meal. Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

When summer comes, I want to eat all the things Greek and Mediterranean. Fresh veggies, feta or other fresh cheese, olives… It’s the cuisine of the sun by essence and it’s exactly what I feel like eating β˜€οΈ

Now, I won’t claim that this recipe is authentically Greek because Greece and its food what merely just the inspiration for this dish – but I will definitely claim that it’s delicious!

Greek Style Quinoa Stuffed Peppers - A delicious and healthy vegetarian meal. Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Loaded with quinoa, chickpeas and a little bit of spinach (for the green!), these stuffed peppers make a super tasty vegetarian meal (for Meatless Monday for instance?) that you can make and eat for dinner andΒ lunch as they make good leftovers. Say goodbye to the sad desk lunch, and bring these bright peppers instead πŸ™‚

Or maybe there won’t be any left because you’ll devour everything in one sitting, but that’s a good problem to have! Enjoy πŸ™‚

Greek Style Quinoa Stuffed Peppers - A delicious and healthy vegetarian meal. Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Greek Style Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers


Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 327 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa dry
  • 2 cups broth vegetable or chicken
  • 5 large bell peppers halved, seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil divided
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small red onion finely diced
  • 3 handfuls spinach finely chopped
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas drained + rinsed
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1/2 cup pitted oil-cured black olives roughly chopped
  • 4 oz. / 110 grams feta cheese crumbled
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F / 190C degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring quinoa, broth and a pinch of sea salt to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, then cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until quinoa is fluffy and water is absorbed.
  3. In the meantime, prepare bell peppers on a baking sheet or dish. Drizzle olive oil (about 1 teaspoon) over peppers to coat both sides.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, stirring often, cooking for about 2-3 minutes or until mixture begins to soften. Then, add spinach, chickpeas, lemon juice + zest and cooked quinoa. Turn off heat, and stir in black olives and feta. Season to taste.
  5. Divide quinoa mixture evenly among bell pepper halves. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove foil and continue cooking another 15 minutes or until bell peppers are tender and quinoa is browned. Set aside to cool. Drizzle olive oil overtop before serving. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Style Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Amount Per Serving (1 people)
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 938mg41%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 4130IU83%
Vitamin C 165.7mg201%
Calcium 169mg17%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Comments
  1. Quinoa is a super food and after reading a lot about it, I brought a full pack of it and usually I make the summer salad or boil it and have it with yogurt and honey but I like the idea of baking it with bell peppers. Great recipe.

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