This is a delicious and nutritious quinoa stuffed pepper recipe seasoned with a dash of balsamic vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Quinoa stuffed pepper recipe
I don’t know if this year’s long and cold winter is causing me to react this way but bright and colorful vegetables are all I seem to want these days. Maybe my body needs a vitamin injection from all the days I have been spending indoors… I admit to being a hermit lately.
When I first thought of making a quinoa stuffed pepper recipe, I was going to bake all of the ingredients together. But then I thought about the texture of the quinoa (see how to cook quinoa); just like overcooked pasta or rice, it can make or break a good dish. Okay, so it won’t be as quick and easy as I had planned, but these quinoa stuffed peppers are worth the extra few steps because they are seriously good and texturally perfect!
Quinoa has been a huge trend in the health and culinary world lately. Whenever I cook with one such ingredient, I test it on Ben since he is the ideal candidate; skeptical of things that are trending with a slight allergy to hippies and extreme diet followers, he will straight up tell me if my cooking tastes like a pair of used Birkenstocks. If I hear a mmmm come out of his mouth after hearing how much he dislikes quinoa, I know I have a winning dish – and yes, these quinoa stuffed peppers did the trick 🙂
This stuffed pepper recipe may be more of a side than a main but is quite filling nonetheless. That evening, I served it with steak and kale with mustard sauce and all the flavors were in harmony. It was also just the right amount of food to fill us up but not to the point where we had to unbutton our pants. The balsamic vinegar adds a touch of sweetness to the overall savory peppers and keeps the flavors light and summery.
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