3.74074
27 ratings

Hazelnut Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Hazelnut Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers
MeatlessMonday.com

Hazelnut Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Shallots and hazelnuts are sautéed together and seasoned with cumin and garlic before being mixed with protein-packed grain quinoa. The bell pepper "bowls" are roasted to bring out their natural sweetness, which contrasts beautifully with the nutty filling. This recipe comes to us from Donna of Apron Strings.

See all recipes for quinoa.

Click here to see Just Stuff It — 10 Stuffed Vegetable Recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 large red or orange bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 Cup hazelnuts, diced
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Cups spinach, chopped
  • Cooking spray

Directions

Combine the quinoa, water, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is fully cooked and all the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Set aside. Place the bell peppers in an 8-by-10-inch baking pan.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and sauté until it begins to become fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the hazelnuts and cumin and cook for 1 more minute. Add the garlic and spinach and cook until the spinach is lightly wilted, about 1 more minute. Add the quinoa, stir to combine all ingredients evenly, and remove the pan from the heat.

Spoon the quinoa mixture into the bell pepper halves. Spray lightly with oil. Place the stuffed peppers in in the oven. Roast until the peppers have softened and the filling is lightly browned, about 25-30 minutes. Serve 2 pepper halves per person.

Nutritional Facts
Servings3
Calories Per Serving494
Total Fat27g41%
Sugar8gN/A
Saturated2g12%
Protein14g28%
Carbs53g18%
Vitamin A282µg31%
Vitamin B60.9mg44.2%
Vitamin C161mg100%
Vitamin E8mg39%
Vitamin K109µg100%
Calcium103mg10%
Fiber10g39%
Folate (food)230µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)230µg58%
Iron5mg30%
Magnesium187mg47%
Monounsaturated17gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg13%
Phosphorus383mg55%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium921mg26%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg20.8%
Sodium425mg18%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg29.9%
Zinc3mg19%