Greek Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: Veggie Power



Greek Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: Veggie Power

Greek cuisine has always been celebrated for its rich flavors and healthy ingredients, and our Greek Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are no exception. Packed with a medley of fresh vegetables and protein-rich quinoa, this dish is a true testament to veggie power. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or just looking for a nutritious meal, these stuffed peppers are sure to satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body.

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers, any color
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional for topping)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Set them aside.
  3. In a saucepan, combine quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until quinoa is cooked and liquid is absorbed.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Stuff each bell pepper with the quinoa mixture and place them in a baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
  7. If desired, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

These Greek Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are a delightful fusion of Mediterranean flavors and wholesome ingredients. The quinoa provides protein and fiber, while the colorful vegetables add vitamins and antioxidants to your meal. Whether served as a main course or a side dish, these stuffed peppers are a delicious way to embrace the power of veggies.

Nutritional information (per serving):

  • Calories: 290
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Sugar: 6g

Make these Greek Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: Veggie Power a part of your healthy eating journey. They are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a boost for your overall well-being. So, gather your ingredients, preheat that oven, and let the Mediterranean flavors take center stage on your dinner table tonight.

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