If you love roasted vegetables ( and who doesn't) , you'll love these delicious roasted stuffed peppers! Roasting brings out the richest sweetest flavor of all vegetables and these whole red and yellow bell peppers are no exception Filled with a tasty vegan mushroom quinoa stuffing, these gluten free beauties make a beautiful presentation. Quinoa is high in protein, so you can eat it as an entree. For a little extra crunch, top with some sunflower seeds!
I find that once I have the oven on for roasting, I might as well roast a few different items. I roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cherry tomatoes with it.
If you are an experienced chopper, you can make this recipe with relative ease.
4 medium bell peppers any color but red , yellow, or orange are most appealing,
Slice off tops of peppers, clean out pepper and coat in olive oil or olive oil spray. Place pepper and its top on cookie sheet ( cover with parchment paper) to roast until almost soft. ( I also roasted Brussels Sprouts, garlic and cherry tomatoes at the time)
Ingredients for stuffing:
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
5 cloves garlic, pressed( or see what I used below)
1/4 cup of fresh basil , chopped ( or see what I used below)
1 cup of fresh mushrooms, chopped
1/4 cup of diced yellow or red pepper
olive oil spray plus 1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 and 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
3 Tablespoons sunflower seeds ( optional)
Directions to make stuffing
Using a skillet or dutch oven, sautee onions, mushrooms, tomato, garlic and basil in 1 tsp olive oil and spray the pan with extra spray. When onions begin to carmelize add diced pepper and continue to saute. When done set aside and then combine with the cooked quinoa and set aside.
Once peppers are roasted, fill each pepper with stuffing to the top. Cover with its own lid . Serve immediately or place in Pyrex container for later.
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|You can purchase these in Trader Joe for $1.99 each in the frozen isle .. They are so clever.|
or chopped basil.you just pop one frozen cube out and saute.
Makes it so easy..
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