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 ☀️

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 and lunch as they make good leftovers. Say goodbye to the sad desk lunch, and bring these bright peppers instead 🙂

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 🙂

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

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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*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 938mg 39%
Potassium 572mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 8g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 82.6%
Vitamin C 200.9%
Calcium 16.9%
Iron 15.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

And while you’re here, I’ve got a little something for you! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:


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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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