Peppers stuffed with Quinoa (wheat and gluten free).
I love vegetarian food, though I’m not actually a vegetarian. I love the colours, flavours and creativeness of it. One thing I enjoy cooking is Quinoa and I’m sharing a great little recipe for quinoa stuffed peppers.
But first, if you’ve not come across it before, Quinoa is a great little “grain-like” seed, high in nutrients, with a delicious taste. It’s versatile and easy to cook, with a nutty flavour and chewy, fluffy texture. It can be cooked like rice (boiled), rolled into flakes, or made into flour and used in baking. Particularly high in complete proteins (one of the few plants that is) so it is especially useful in a vegetarian, vegan or plant based diet. Why not try a quinoa curry , a zesty quinoa salad or a simple quinoa wrap? There are plenty of ideas for puffed quinoa recipes as well as recipes with quinoa flakes. You’re spoilt for choice!
Stuffed peppers are healthy and taste amazing, with plenty of options to vary the flavours. Popular options include cream cheese stuffed peppers and chicken stuffed peppers, but you can easily make up your own. I used mixed veggies from the freezer plus some mushrooms and cherry tomatoes to go with my quinoa, to make a vegetarian and gluten free stuffed pepper recipe.
These make a perfect lunch, served with salad and I wrap them up for packed lunches for my big girl. They can also be wrapped up and frozen for an exciting lunch option another week, or serve them up warm from the oven for dinner.
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
1/2 tbsp olive oil
100 g quinoa
200 ml stock
6 tbsp mixed vegetables, fresh or frozen
40 g grated cheese
Want to see a cute photo? I used to find stuffed peppers were a fabulous weaning meal for my little ones, when they were that little! Now as older children I find they also make a winning family meal. Plus you can make them in the slow cooker, here is a recipe for slow cooker stuffed peppers.
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