Tried & Tested: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

I know I haven’t done a ‘Tried & Tested’ post for a while so thought I would let you all know of a recipe that I recently did just that with. For any new readers, these posts are where I actually do some of the pins I’ve pinned on Pinterest and let you know the link, if it works, what I thought to it and any changes I might make. As the title suggests, I tried a recipe for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers. The original recipe can be found HERE on Cooking with Quinoa.

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I found that they really didn’t take long to make as the ingredients you ‘stuff’ with are mostly in cartons or tins, it’s just a case of cooking the quinoa before hand and preparing the peppers. You just mix up all the ingredients in a bowl and then spoon into the peppers that have had the  top sliced off and the seeds removed. So simple! It really took no time at all.

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As we don’t have cheese very often in our house (hubby despises the stuff), I made mine without the feta or cheddar but still found they tasted lovely. I’m sure they taste really good with the cheese too, just a few more calories. I also added half a tin of organic chickpeas for a little more protein (and because I just love them). This was a good addition to the recipe.

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They don’t take long to cook which is great and you can have them as a vegetarian main course (that’s what we did by having two peppers each), or have one pepper each as a side to your preferred protein, like a grilled chicken breast. We are a little bit obsessed with balsamic vinegar in this house, to to serve, we drizzled some over the top of the peppers – so delicious and made it a little less ‘dry’. If you are adding the cheese to your recipe though, the vinegar is probably not needed as the cheese will provide a sauce, of sorts. I would definitely recommend this – the whole family loved it. I chopped Max’s pepper up and then he could just help himself to it all. Yummy!

Rebecca x

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