For 4 servings

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Prep and cook time: 1 h 10 min

Difficulty: easy

Cannot be frozen


185 g | 6 1/2 oz | 1 cup red quinoa, rinsed and drained

500 ml | 18 fl oz | 2 cups water

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 green pepper, halved and seeded

1 orange pepper, halved and seeded

1 red pepper, halved and seeded

1 spring onion, finely sliced on the bias

1 tbsp pine nuts

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper


1. Place the quinoa in a heavy-based saucepan and cook over a medium heat, stirring, until dried out and lightly toasted.

2. Cover with the water and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and cook over a low heat until tender to the bite, about 20 minutes.

3. Remove the quinoa from the heat when ready. Set aside to cool, still covered, for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) | 350F | gas 4.

4. Fluff the quinoa with a fork before stirring in the olive oil, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste.

5. Spoon into the pepper halves and arrange them in a baking dish or cast-iron griddle pan.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the peppers are tender to the point of a knife. Remove from the oven and leave to cool briefly.

7. Garnish with slices of spring onion and pine nuts.

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