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Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Recipe

This is a delicious and nutritious quinoa stuffed pepper recipe seasoned with a dash of balsamic vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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Ingredients

  • 2 large bell peppers (cored and seeded. Tops removed and reserved)
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup kale (ribs removed and finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 6 cherry tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • handful cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 stalk celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400FÂș.
  2. Cook quinoa according to direction on the package (or see ‘how to cook quinoa’)
  3. Cover cookie tray with foil and lay pepper tops and bottom. Cook for 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium size pan over high heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil, thyme, garlic, onions and kale. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until kale is tender.
  5. Turn the heat off and add white wine vinegar. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  6. In a large mixing bowl add quinoa, walnuts, tomatoes, cilantro and celery. Mix well.
  7. Add cooked kale mixture and stir well.
  8. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and balsamic vinegar, stir well and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Stuff each pepper with the mixture and top with pepper lid. Serve warm.

Notes

This Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Recipe Is:
Low in saturated fat
Cholesterol free
Very low in sodium
Very high in magnesium
Very high in phosphorus
Very high in vitamin A
Very high in vitamin C

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