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.
- 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
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Set them aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stuff each bell pepper with the quinoa mixture and place them in a baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
- If desired, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese before serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
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.