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Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Recipe

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Submitted by lizfang

Makes 6 servings



A colorful and delicious entrée of bell peppers stuffed with mushrooms, carrots, spinach, quinoa and cashews.

Recipe Ingredients for Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped carrots
7 bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 pound baby spinach
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and cooked according to package directions
1 Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup salted cashews

Recipe Directions for Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally until transparent, 8 to 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until softened, 4 to 5 minutes more. Add carrots and chopped peppers, cook until just softened, then add parsley and spinach (in batches, if needed). Let spinach wilt then stir in cinnamon, cumin and cooked quinoa and toss gently to combine. Add salt, pepper and cashews and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Set aside to let filling cool until just warm.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with oil then set aside.

  3. Divide quinoa mixture evenly among remaining 6 bell peppers, gently packing it down and making sure to fully fill each pepper. Top each pepper with its reserved top then arrange them upright in prepared pan. Cover snugly with foil and bake, checking halfway through, until peppers are tender and juicy and filling is hot throughout, about 1 hour. Transfer to plates and serve.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 280.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
264
Calories from Fat
91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.1g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
42mg
2%
Potassium
863mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
36.6g
12%
Dietary Fiber
7.4g
30%
Sugars
8.8g
Protein
9.4g
Vitamin A 192% Vitamin C 321%
Calcium 7% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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