How to Make Quinoa Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Change up your dinner routine with these bright, zesty, and hearty vegetarian stuffed peppers - so easy, flavorful, and gluten-free! The bell peppers mellow in the oven and become tender, and the vegetarian quinoa filling is hearty while still being light and healthy.

– Vegetable broth – Quinoa – Bell peppers – Olive oil – Yellow onion – Zucchini – Garlic and spices – Chickpeas – Cherry tomatoes – Feta – Parsley

Ingredients Needed

Add vegetable broth and quinoa to a medium-size sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until broth is absorbed. Remove from heat and uncover. Set aside to cool slightly.

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with olive oil or cooking spray. Place the (seeded and halved) peppers into baking dish cut-side up.

Recipe Instructions

In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook until tender, around 3-4 minutes. Add the zucchini and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander, and cayenne, and cook for 1 minute.

Recipe Instructions

Stir in chickpeas and cherry tomatoes and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Add cooked quinoa, feta, salt, pepper, and parsley. Divide quinoa filling evenly among pepper halves and cover with foil.

Recipe Instructions

Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until peppers are tender. Serve immediately.

Recipe Instructions

Make ahead: Prep this dish ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to bake, add an additional 5-10 minutes to bake time.

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