Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Published February 1, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 8
Total Time: 60 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 35 min


Quinoa goes above and beyond when it comes to giving your body what it needs to stay healthy. As simple to prepare as rice, quinoa has a toasty, nutty flavor that tastes great alone or mixed with vegetables.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 bell pepper
Calories per serving: 197
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.3g 19%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21.0g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Protein 4.0g 6%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa*
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 red bell peppers

Step by Step:

  1. Stir together quinoa and next 2 ingredients in a 21/2-quart saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Uncover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and next 4 ingredients.
  2. Cut peppers in half; scoop out seeds and membranes. Cook in boiling water 5 minutes; drain.
  3. Fill each pepper with about 3/4 cup quinoa. Place in a lightly greased 13-x 9-inch baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. *Thoroughly rinse quinoa if purchasing unrinsed.